When a head of state issues a fatwa against an individual for speaking out, you have no chance. According to the dictionary a fatwa is “a legal opinion or decree handed down by an Islamic religious leader.” This is not just a religious or a Muslim thing and only in so called third world countries however, Obama issued lots of secular Fatwas against suspected terrorists, in the “kill list“, a list of people they need to be killed without any evidences or due process, just send the drones. Then we have now, Trump’s twitter video is another form of a secular fatwa – to end someone’s life either politically or literally.
We all remember thirty years ago, February 14, 1989, a fatwa was issued against Indian British writer, Salman Rushdie for writing a book, The Satanic Verses, as according to the Ayatollah it desecrated the Prophet and the Quran, and according to the fictional novel, some people (devil) said something (verses) to the Prophet other than Archangel Gabriel. The fatwa was issued by supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini.