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

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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

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 !

jackwales92 ,

Amazing content, dubious production

Think the Podcast is great, such an interesting subject and a huge amount to go into so wanted to be immersed in this, although can’t help but feel the short length has hampered the detail they can go into. Also, the editing or production of this sometimes left me very confused, for instance the intro of episode 2 comes out of knowhere had to check my screen to see if I’d accidentally clicked on a different podcast and was left feeling confused all this backdrop about Iran gets thrown at you and I want to learn about this but as someone who knows nothing it’s a huge info overload way too quickly and with little to no backdrop about who these people actually are, i think a little more careful editing making sure all the pieces of story are laid out a bit clearer and more conciesly and this podcast could’ve been a knockout, it’s a Shame

Podcast Roops ,

Putting it into context

A really excellent podcast, I’m extremely grateful to the broad minded and thoughtful team who put together this great series. I’ve tried never to take sides in debates about offence to religion because I believe that there are ALWAYS two sides to each argument and this podcast really explains both sides. I loved it

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