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

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    • Government
    • 4.5 • 31 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

4.5 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

berliner1000 ,

excellent

I learned a lot. Thank you.

Jack_McCoy ,

Epic

Short, effective episodes. Raises some tough questions and tells a really interesting story about censorship and religious + artistic freedom. As a history fan this scratched that itch as well.

The Smitty Smitty ,

Why such short episodes?

The whole story is super interesting. The reason for the low review is due to its 14 minute long episodes that have long intros and spoilers on the next episode. The formatting is irritating. The whole of the ten episodes could have been done in two long episodes. It would have kept it interesting. Instead it’s bogged down by short episodes with too much fat.

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