In February 1989 Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran issued a fatwa for the death of Salman Rushdie the author of The Satanic Verses. Published in 1988 the book caused a wave of worldwide controversy as some Muslims accused the book of blasphemy.
Bradford was one of the UK cities that led the protests against the novel and the city and the book became inextricably linked. The events led to a crystallisation of the concept of a British Muslim community, and catalysed the creation of institutions such as the Islamic Society of Britain.
To discuss and reflect on this defining moment in British Muslim history, join former BBC Head of Religion & Ethics Aaqil Ahmed, journalist and author Yasmin Alibhai Brown, journalist and filmmaker Mobeen Azhar and spokesperson and blogger Inayat Bunglawala.