Iran MP's back Rushdie edict
Thursday 18 February 1993
The deputies backed a speech by Iran's supreme leader, Aya tollah Ali Khamenei, on Sunday in which he said a fatwa, or religious edict, issued against Mr Rushdie by the late Ayatollah Khomeini four years ago must be carried out whatever the consequences.
'One hundred and eighty deputies stressed the need for the implementation of the Imam's (Ayatollah Khomeini's) decree on the apostate Salman Rushdie,' the radio said.
European countries have denounced statements by Ayatollah Khamenei and other Iranian leaders backing the religious edict. But a Tehran Radio commentary said the edict was backed by Muslims around the world, and the West would stand to lose by opposing it.
- 1 Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
- 2 Greece debt crisis explained: A history of just how the country landed itself in such a mess
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Greek debt crisis: Yanis Varoufakis's funniest (and most memorable) quotes
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
£16000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They are looking for individual...
£25000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Project Coordinator is requir...
£40000 - £95000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£20000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Trainee Vehicle Inspectors / Pu...