Last Watched

"Salman Rushdie"  Sort by

The Satanic Verses 30 Years On

   2019    Culture
The publication of Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses in 1988 sparked a culture war in Britain between those in the Muslim community, who considered the book blasphemous and called for the book to be banned, and those defending it as an expression of freedom of speech. Protests, which began in the north of England, soon spread across the UK and to the rest of the Islamic world, culminating in February 1989 with Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issuing a fatwa - a death sentence on the writer.
Now, 30 years on, broadcaster and journalist Mobeen Azhar embarks on a journey, starting in his native Yorkshire where the protest first began, to examine the lasting effect the book has had on the Muslim community and how the events of 1989 continue to have an impact today.
The Great Acceleration
The Great Acceleration

   2020    Technology
Apocalypse: World War 1
Apocalypse: World War 1

   2014    History
The Art Mysteries
The Art Mysteries

   2020    Art
Elvis Presley: The Searcher
Elvis Presley: The Searcher

   2018    History
Life
Life

   2009    Nature
Space Deepest Secrets
Space Deepest Secrets

   2020    Technology
Becoming Human
Becoming Human

   2010    History
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History