- Saudi Arabia has expressed Friday in protest against a new publication of the Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie.
Riyadh summoned the Czech ambassador, because in that country, a new translation of the book. The kingdom Czech intimated that the book both for Islam and Muslims is offensive, reported staatsmedia. The original publication of the controversial work of British writer in 1988 led to widespread anger among Muslims.
The former Ayatollah Khomeini spoke Rugollah a fatwa on Rushdie from which onderduiken. The Czech government had made no comments thereon. The publisher did not do well. The translator works under a pseudonym .