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Thread #135732   Message #3098512
Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
19-Feb-11 - 10:02 AM
Thread Name: The Black Cloud of Islam by Roy Harper
Subject: RE: The Black Cloud of Islam by Roy Harper
The symbolic empty shrine bears the words: "Mustafa Mahmoud Mazeh, born Conakry, Guinea. Martyred in London, August 3, 1989. The first martyr to die on a mission to kill Salman Rushdie."

Although the name Mazeh, the alias of an unknown 21-year-old Lebanese, will be familiar to students of Islamic terrorism, the inscription appears to confirm an assassination attempt that has never been admitted by the British security services.
In February 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran's leader, placed a fatwa on Rushdie and offered $2.5 million to a "zealous Muslim" who would kill him Rushdie went into hiding and was protected by British security forces until 1998 Rushdie's Japanese translator was stabbed to death in 1991, and his Italian translator and Norwegian publisher were also attacked.

Some publicity stunt Don!