His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, led to protests from Muslims in several coun Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a novelist and essayist. It's been 30 years since a fatwa was issued against Salman Rushdie over his novel, The Satanic Verses. See more ideas about Salman rushdie, Free speech, Midnight's children. Myths and Legends of Russia, I found this illustrator on a Salman Rushdie book and i love his work.
He married the actress Padma Lakshmi, the hostess of "Padma's Passport," and dedicatee of his eighth novel, "Fury" (2001), on 17th April 2004. The late Ayatollah Khomeini declared a fatwa against him for the novel "The Satanic Verses" on 14th February... Salman Rushdie was forced to spend years in hiding under police protection after the fatwa was issued in 1989 ( Getty ).