The most infamous fatwa is the one by Ruhollah Khomeini sentencing Salman Rushdie (Muslim essayist) to death - that's why most Western people see fatwa just as a death sentence, although it's more than that.
2. Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for Rushdie's death.
2. n. Is the ultimate punishment given to any blasphemer who intentionally or unintentionally disrespects the mouslim religion, its leading teachers,imans, moulahs, ayatolahs, or its faithful. A bounty or death sentance.
2. Salmon Rushdie--How dare you call the Qur'an a book of satanic verses? A fatwa on you, unbeliever!