Salman Rushdie wrote Satanic Verses ridiculing the core of Islamic beliefs - sanctity and perfection of their Prophet. Taslima Nasreen wrote Lajja, her shame in the happenings of her Country during a riot. Rushdie went into hiding when a fatwa for his murder was pronounced. . Nasreen was driven out of her country. Rushdie apologized and continued to sell his books. while basking in his new-found fame. Nasreen refused to apologize and continues to write about her travails.