Yesterday we reported that a bonyad charitable foundation in Iran had increased its bounty on author Salman Rushdie’s head by $500,000 from $2.8 million to $3.3 million.

Today comes the news that the Ayatollah that heads that charity has tied the fatwa on Rushdie to the latest episode in the Islamic world involving a film that is said to insult the prophet Mohammed to that death sentence…

The cleric who leads the foundation claimed that Mr. Rushdie’s murder would stop others from disrespecting Islam’s founder…

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/iranian-cleric-says-rushdies-murder-could-stop-insults-to-islams-prophet/

 

 

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