The presence of the Indian writer Salman Rushdie in the Frankfut Book Fair, continues to provoke irritation and condemnations from the Islamic Republic of Iran. Worse, in these days there is a real inciting coming from Iranian media, in order to remember that Rushdie is an apostate. The newspaper Jomhouri-e Eslami published an article, remembering that the death penalty against Rushdie – issued by Imam Khomeini with a specific fatwa – it’s still valid (Digarban). Worse, the website Kheybar Online, in an article in which remembered all the case against Salman Rushdie, published a shocking picture of the famous writer with a rope around his neck (Tebyan).
Ali Jannati, Iranian Minister of Culture, attacked again the organizers of the Book Fair in Germany, accusing them to purse an “hostile behavior”, which promotes a “religious conflict”. This, said Jannati, will enlarge the distances between Islam and the West (Digarban).