Case Study 13

Susan Sontag
Victoria Martens

On the left is the chart of Susan Sontag. Sontag was one of our nations most controversial and influential leftist writers. She was an avowed anti-communist. She was also a friend of Salman Rushdie, a British Indian writer. His novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was the subject of a major controversy, provoking protests from Muslims in several countries and the issuance of a fatwah by the Ayatollah Kohmeni. The Satanic Verses in the Koran refer to two female deities that are supposed to be admired. The verses are considered by main stream Islam to have been put in the Prophet’s head by Satan and are not to be discussed.

On the right is the chart of Victoria Martens. Victoria on her 10th birthday was raped and stabbed to death by a friend of her mother. The details are sordid. Acts against a target like this can be used to intimidate those who are aware residing in the area (see Case Study 8).