Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses is now available for free download.
The novel had caused huge controversy in the Muslim community for what many Muslims believed were blasphemous references.
The novel title refers to what are known as the satanic verses, a bunch of alleged Quranic verses that allowed for prayers of intercession to be made to three Pagan Meccan goddesses
The book was banned in India and was also burned in demonstrations in the UK. In February 1989, following a violent riot against the book in Pakistan, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Supreme Leader of Iran and a Shi’a Muslim scholar, issued a fatwa calling on all good Muslims to kill Rushdie and his publishers, or to point him out to those who can kill him if they cannot themselves.
Downloadable formats available: pdf, chm, audio book mp3
Size: pdf 11.3 MB