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Iranian Fatwa Still Dogs Writer Rushdie

Reports from Iran say a semiofficial religious group, 15 Khordad Foundation, has increased to $3.3 million the bounty on the life of British author Salman Rushdie. The news comes more than 23 years after the fatwa, or religious edict, was issued by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini for what he labeled blasphemy in the novel "The Satanic Verses." The latest call to kill the novelist comes against a backdrop of global Muslim outrage over a low-budget film made in the U.S. that impugns the Prophet Muhammad.