The Satanic Verses
This edition of Salman Rushdie's controversial novel The Satanic Verses is Iranian—and therefore illegal. A death sentence was issued against Rushdie from the Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989, and although the government has withdrawn support for Rushdie's death, the book is still banned.
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