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The hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini against Salman Rushdie.

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    • 4.3 • 63 Ratings

The hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini against Salman Rushdie.

    10. Postscript

    10. Postscript

    Fatwa is a ten-part series telling the hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie - the forces which led to the death sentence and the consequences for all of us. The series covers a 20-year period from 1979 to 1999 and explores race relations in Britain, identity, free speech and the connection between the fatwa and contemporary violent jihad.

    Producer: Chloe Hadjimatheou
    Presenters: Chloe Hadjimatheou and Mobeen Azhar
    Editor: Richard Knight

    • 17 min
    9. I've Got a Problem Here

    9. I've Got a Problem Here

    Fatwa is a ten-part series telling the hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie - the forces which led to the death sentence and the consequences for all of us. The series covers a 20-year period from 1979 to 1999 and explores race relations in Britain, identity, free speech and the connection between the fatwa and contemporary violent jihad.

    Producer: Chloe Hadjimatheou
    Presenters: Chloe Hadjimatheou and Mobeen Azhar
    Editor: Richard Knight

    • 15 min
    8. The Dentist

    8. The Dentist

    Fatwa is a ten-part series telling the hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie - the forces which led to the death sentence and the consequences for all of us. The series covers a 20-year period from 1979 to 1999 and explores race relations in Britain, identity, free speech and the connection between the fatwa and contemporary violent jihad.

    Producer: Chloe Hadjimatheou
    Presenters: Chloe Hadjimatheou and Mobeen Azhar
    Editor: Richard Knight

    • 15 min
    7. The Mullah Boys

    7. The Mullah Boys

    Fatwa is a ten-part series telling the hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie - the forces which led to the death sentence and the consequences for all of us. The series covers a 20-year period from 1979 to 1999 and explores race relations in Britain, identity, free speech and the connection between the fatwa and contemporary violent jihad.

    Producer: Chloe Hadjimatheou
    Presenters: Chloe Hadjimatheou and Mobeen Azhar
    Editor: Richard Knight

    • 14 min
    6. Are You With Us?

    6. Are You With Us?

    Fatwa is a ten-part series telling the hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie - the forces which led to the death sentence and the consequences for all of us. The series covers a 20-year period from 1979 to 1999 and explores race relations in Britain, identity, free speech and the connection between the fatwa and contemporary violent jihad.

    Producer: Chloe Hadjimatheou
    Presenters: Chloe Hadjimatheou and Mobeen Azhar
    Editor: Richard Knight

    • 14 min
    5. What’s a Fatwa?

    5. What’s a Fatwa?

    Fatwa is a ten-part series telling the hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie - the forces which led to the death sentence and the consequences for all of us. The series covers a 20-year period from 1979 to 1999 and explores race relations in Britain, identity, free speech and the connection between the fatwa and contemporary violent jihad.

    Producer: Chloe Hadjimatheou
    Presenters: Chloe Hadjimatheou and Mobeen Azhar
    Editor: Richard Knight

    This episode includes a clip of Salman Rushdie speaking to Channel 4 in 1993.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

E D U D E ,

Very informative

Good information and from several views.

edielush ,

Entertaining and fascinating

Thoughtful exploration of the fatwa in the historical context of Britain thirty years ago. Great light touch from the hosts and wonderfully produced - bravo team !

Aqqqq ,

Read a book instead!

Apart from the obvious journalistic bias - mubeen’s (sorry if spelling is incorrect) constant over pronouncing is the most annoying feature - surprised I made it through 10 episodes

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