Blasphemy is a capital crime, under Islamic law. And Islam believes in Jihad against its enemies.
Apostasy is a capital crime, under Islamic law. Rushdie was born a Moslem, and that means he must be a Moslem for life. He has no right to leave the faith.
The book is trash, with no serious literary or scholarly value. People defend it as free speech, but no one says that he learned anything from it.
The book is fiction. It is not a serious criticism of Islam. It is a fictional fantasy in which Muhammed is the Devil, his wives were prostitutes, and the Koran is evil
Rushdie wrote the book to be as deliberately inflammatory to the Islamic World as possible, in order to increase sales.
Rushdie is a leftist. Leftism has become, more than anything else, all about punishing those with objectionable viewpoints.
I am all for free speech, and would like to see more serious criticism of religion. But Rushdie has provided us with none.
A free Western society is incompatible with Moslem immigration. We should keep out Rushdie as well as those trying to kill him. No good has ever come from importing such people into the USA.