Salman Rushdie was the target of a notorious fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic republic of Iran, 23 years ago. Now, the author of The Satanic Verses is the subject of an Iranian computer game aimed at spreading to the next generation the message about his “sin”.
The Stressful Life of Salman Rushdie and Implementation of his Verdict is the title of the game being developed by the Islamic Association of Students, a government-sponsored organisation which announced this week it had completed initial phases of production… .
Little has been revealed about the game but its title suggests players will be asked to implement Khomeini’s call for the killing of Rushdie.
Salman Rushdie fatwa turned into Iranian video game | Books | The Guardian. No, video games don’t make people violent! — but they do help satisfy the urges of violent people who currently lack the opportunity to kill the people they hate. How awesome is that?