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Iranian Rock Star Defies Triple Fatwa

November 21, 2012

"His name is Shahin Najafi. Last May, at least three ayatollahs called for his execution after he released a song they interpreted as insulting to Shia Islam's 10th Imam. ... Najafi is probably the most incendiary Iranian musician there is. His songs take on issues like sexual freedom, women's rights, the sanctity of virginity, government corruption, rape in prison, and the rule of mullahs." Salon 11/20/12

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