Re: Rushdie, Belief & Behavior

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    Dear Vincent and Lawrence,

    > Opposition in the UK tried to get
    > him prosecuted under Britain's blasphemous libel laws (unsuccessfully). The
    > Iranian proclaimed fatwa produced by the amount of anger about the book,
    > however, was nominally for apostacy.

    Thanks to you both for clearing that up, and for your further
    explanation. Very interesting. :-)

    BTW, the closest I have come to terrorism was when a bomb damaged Cody's
    Book Store in Berkeley, CA, not far from where I live. The apparent
    reason was that they carried Rushdie's book, "The Satanic Verses".



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