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Rushdie: Charlie Hebdo, ‘nothing justifies death sentence’

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(ANSA) – PARIS, AUGUST 13 – “Nothing justifies a fatwa, a death sentence”: this is the indignant message about the stabbing of Salman Rushdie that appeared on the website of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, himself severely hit by Islamic terrorism in 2015, with an attack that left 12 dead in January 2015 for his satires on Islam.

“As we write these few lines, we still do not know the motivations of the perpetrator of the stabbing against Salman Rushdie. heat? “laughs Charlie Hebdo editor-in-chief Riss. “So let’s take the risk of saying that it is probably a believer, who is most likely a Muslim and who even more likely committed his act in the name of the fatwa launched in 1989 by Ayatollah Khomeini against Rushdie, condemning him to death. “.

According to the journalist, “the freedom of thought, reflection and expression has no value for God and his servants. And in Islam, whose history has often been written in violence and submission, these values ​​quite simply have no place, as they are a threat to his hold on souls. “

Riss rejects the reasoning according to which the fatwa is not justified because the considerations made by Rushdie on the book “The Satanic Verses” would not be disrespectful to Islam: as if to say that if the book had been disrespectful, the fatwa would be justified. “Well no, it must be repeated once again that nothing, absolutely nothing justifies a fatwa, a death sentence, of anyone and for anything”, writes Riss in the note, hoping that Rushdie will stop living in hiding, as he has done since 2002, and find a normal life. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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