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23 Jul

Saladin begs for Gibreel’s help, but his fellow survivor does nothing.Gibreel befriends Rosa Diamond and listens to her long, rambling stories about her colorful youth in Argentina.It follows Mahound – an analog for Mohammed – a businessman who starts a new religion called Submission in the pagan city of Jahilia.(Submission is the literal translation of the word ‘Islam.’) The religion is unique for being monotheistic in an exclusively polytheistic culture.Despite their racism, Saladin is eventually cleared and taken to a hospital to recover from his injuries.His physiotherapist, Hyacinth Phillips, and his fellow patients do not seem particularly surprised by his transformation, since they have all been transformed into animals as well.There, he started an affair with an old friend, Zeeny Vakil.He falls in with Zeeny’s friends, George Miranda and Bhupen Gandhi, both of whom are active in left-wing politics.

He always dreamed of moving to London, and got his wish when his father sent him to boarding school there.He became estranged from his father when Changez remarried; Saladin was particularly incensed that his new stepmother had the same name as his actual mother – Nasreen.After university, Saladin became a voice actor and shortened his name for commercial reasons.Right before he leaves to return to London, Saladin breaks up with Zeeny because he felt she was too sympathetic to his father, Changez.The doomed flight was hijacked by four Sikh nationalists, who landed it in the desert and held the passengers hostage for 111 days. However, while over the English Channel, the hijackers fought amongst themselves, and accidentally detonated the plane.