NUFDI quoted by Al Jazeera on the Salman Rushdie attack:
Several Iranian newspapers poured praise on Saturday on the person who attacked and seriously wounded Rushdie.
The hardline Kayhan newspaper, whose editor-in-chief is appointed by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, wrote, “A thousand bravos … to the brave and dutiful person who attacked the apostate and evil Salman Rushdie in New York. The hand of the man who tore the neck of God’s enemy must be kissed.”…
Some US-based activist groups denounced the decades-old religious decree, blaming it for the attack on Rushdie.
“Whether today’s assassination attempt was ordered directly by Tehran or not, it is almost certainly the result of 30 years of the regime’s incitement to violence against this celebrated author,” said the Washington-based National Union for Democracy in Iran.