The phrase has become notorious as the title of a novel by Salman Rushdie (1988), which elicited a fatwā from the Ayatollah Khumayni, placing the author under sentence of death—in effect for apostasy, followed by the bringing of Islam into ridicule—though more colloquially for blasphemy.
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