The fatwa calling for the death of The Guardian reports., author of The Satanic Verses, is being turned into a video game by the government-sponsored Islamic Association of Students,
The news was announced during Iran’s second International Computer Games Expo.According to a statement given by a member of the Association, the game is intended to "introduce our third and fourth generation to the fatwā against Salman Rushdie and its importance."
While few details are known about the game, the titular "verdict" of the game is likely killing Rushdie.
The Satanic Verses provoked criticism from the Iranian government for what they perceived as blasphemous references to the life of Muslim figure Muhammad. The accusations lead to Khomeini, the then-leader of Iran, issuing the fatwa calling for Rushdie's execution, which is still in effect.
As you may recall, Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini decreed in 1989 that Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses was an insult to Islam and called on Muslims to kill the British author, who went into hiding for a decade.