Have you thought upon Lat and Uzza
And Manat, the third, the other?
Shall He have daughters and you sons?
That would be a fine division!
These are but [three] names you have dreamed of, you and your fathers.
Allah vests no authority in them.
They only follow conjecture and wish-fulfillment,
Even though guidance had come to them already from their Lord
The Satanic Verses forces us to face and experience the painful problems hidden at the limits of our individual and collective identities, as demonic elements have done in various cultures from time immemorial.
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