It was the year of my mothers death, extraordinary to recall now the passion she felt about this event, she even bought and read the book. I can see it laying on the dining room table open face down.
May be in honor of Salman Rushdie’s brutal attack recently, Radio 4 are revisiting the moments of the Fatwa and it’s link to us. It begins with How Britain got browner, from blacks, to Asians then Muslims, after the Fatwa. This moment changed how we see each other. We can trace a line between then and ISIS.