The bounty on author Salman Rushdie just went up.
It was started by Ayatollah Khomeini 25 years ago, then at three million dollars.
The extra cash was raised by the news agencies:
Forty state-run Iranian media outlets have jointly offered a new $600,000 bounty for the death of British Indian author Salman Rushdie, according to the state-run Fars News Agency.
Fars News Agency, which is closely affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), was among the largest contributors, donating one billion Rials – nearly $30,000.
And we thought our media was bad.