CEP Webinar: The Satanic Verses To Charlie Hebdo – The Fatwa’s Legacy

Friday, Feb 10, 2023

On February 10, 2023, CEP hosted the webinar The Satanic Verses to Charlie Hebdo: The Fatwa’s Legacy with journalist Graeme Wood and CEP advisor Liam Duffy.

Ahead of the anniversary of the fatwa against Salman Rushdie and his publishing staff, discussants reflected on the recent attack on Rushdie, the legacy of the fatwa, as well as other attacks against perceived blasphemers such as against Charlie Hebdo. 


  • Graeme Wood, Staff Writer at The Atlantic and author of The Way of the Strangers: Encounters With the Islamic State. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and teaches at Yale University.
  • Liam Duffy, CEP Strategic Advisor and a regular contributor for UnHerd. He has written for The Spectator, The Daily Express and CapX on extremism. Liam recently authored the CEP report Gradualists to Jihadists: Islamist Narratives in the West.
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On June 6, 2021, the Taliban attacked a complex in Ghor province, killing nine and injuring seven. That same day, the Taliban launched similar attacks on the police headquarters in Faryab province, killing 28 security forces, and in Balkh province, killing 19 and injuring 69 others.   

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