Why Salman Rushdie’s work sparked decades of controversy

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Author Salman Rushdie at the Blue Sofa at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany.

Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie was brutally attacked this week. He has been the subject of death threats since his book The Satanic Verses was published in 1988.

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