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Old 07-02-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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This live on Radio4 at the moment. 20:00 - 21:00 GMT - 07/02/09.

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The Book Burners: Twenty years after the fatwa was issued against Salman Rushdie for The Satanic Verses, Mike Wooldridge talks to some of those who protested and burned the book.
It will obviously be available on Listen Again thereafter.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:30 PM   #2
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Took a while to find it, will listen to it later. Here's a direct link to listen again.

http://search.bbc.co.uk/search?q=sat...%2Freligion%2F
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Old 16-02-2009, 09:29 AM   #3
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Did you ever catch up with the show, eternal? I thought the topic was very well debated.
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Old 27-10-2011, 02:00 PM   #4
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The story of The Satanic Verses chronicles an ancient legend about the Prophet Muhammad, founder of the Islamic religion. Legend has it that Muhammad, who received the Word of God directly from the Archangel Gabriel, was one day tricked by the devil into including satanic verses in the holy book of the Qur'an. Salman Rushdie's fictional version of this tale features the Prophet Mahound, founder of a religion called Submission. The social and political pressures faced by the very human Mahound tempt him to speak false verses to the people of Jahilia in the hopes of gaining personal power and prestige. Mahound repents of his actions and recants the satanic verses. His disciples applaud his courage in standing up to the pressures placed upon him by the evil Grandee of Jahilia and his beautiful wife, Hind. As Mahound's power grows, he triumphs over his former enemies and all the citizens...



O my vanity I am an arrogant man, is this weakness, is it just a dream of power? Must I betray myself for a seat on the council? Is this sensible and wise or is it hollow and self-loving? I don’t even know if the Grandee is sincere. Does he know? Perhaps not even he. I am weak and he’s strong, the offer gives him many ways of ruining me. But I, too, have much to gain. The souls of the city, of the world, surely they are worth three angels? Is Allah so unbending that he will not embrace three more to save the human race?—I don’t know anything. –Should God be proud or humble, majestic or simple, yielding or un-? What kind of idea is he? What kind am I...

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Old 27-10-2011, 02:10 PM   #5
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The mark of good writing is how much more you pick up each time you read it, I've been through this book a few times in the past couple of decades and each time I've been astounded at the new subtleties and nuances in the story that I never noticed the previous times.

An excellent piece of literature.

*edit* Found this for the curious:

http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/anglop...es/svnotes.pdf

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Old 27-10-2011, 02:19 PM   #6
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The story of The Satanic Verses chronicles an ancient legend about the Prophet Muhammad, founder of the Islamic religion. Legend has it that Muhammad, who received the Word of God directly from the Archangel Gabriel, was one day tricked by the devil into including satanic verses in the holy book of the Qur'an. Salman Rushdie's fictional version of this tale features the Prophet Mahound, founder of a religion called Submission. The social and political pressures faced by the very human Mahound tempt him to speak false verses to the people of Jahilia in the hopes of gaining personal power and prestige. Mahound repents of his actions and recants the satanic verses. His disciples applaud his courage in standing up to the pressures placed upon him by the evil Grandee of Jahilia and his beautiful wife, Hind. As Mahound's power grows, he triumphs over his former enemies and all the citizens...



O my vanity I am an arrogant man, is this weakness, is it just a dream of power? Must I betray myself for a seat on the council? Is this sensible and wise or is it hollow and self-loving? I don’t even know if the Grandee is sincere. Does he know? Perhaps not even he. I am weak and he’s strong, the offer gives him many ways of ruining me. But I, too, have much to gain. The souls of the city, of the world, surely they are worth three angels? Is Allah so unbending that he will not embrace three more to save the human race?—I don’t know anything. –Should God be proud or humble, majestic or simple, yielding or un-? What kind of idea is he? What kind am I...
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Moderator Note:

I have moved a number of none topical posts to a stand alone thread in the Political Manipulation forum here:

http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=188385

and would ask that members pleasee reamin topical in respect to the OP.

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I have moved a number of none topical posts to a stand alone thread in the Political Manipulation forum here:

http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=188385

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