Did anyone think otherwise? This from the Fars News Agency:
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- The death sentence fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, 18 years ago is still valid and will remain so, a leading cleric said on Friday following Britain’s knighting of the controversial author.
“In Islamic Iran, the revolutionary fatwa issued by Imam Khomeini remains valid and cannot be modified,” Hojatoleslam Ahmad Khatami said during his Friday prayers sermon in Tehran.
“The old and decrepit government of Great Britain should know that the era of their empire is over and today they are a valet in the service of the United States,” Khatami added.
Crossposted from The American Israeli Patriot.