Monday, June 18, 2007

Muslim world inflamed by Rushdie knighthood

Oh surprise, surprise, the Muslim world is angry again.

Sir Salman Rushdie celebrates his 60th birthday today in familiar circumstances: he is once again the subject of death threats across the Islamic world.

I wonder what it feels like to have an entire part of the world want to kill you. On one hand, it of course must be quite scary but on the other hand, must kind of be nice knowing that you personally have such an effect on people. You know, you're THAT important that millions of people want you dead. On second thought, that might not be so nice.

Eighteen years after the Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling on Muslims to kill him, a government minister in Pakistan said yesterday that Rushdie’s recent knighthood justified suicide bombing.

In all fairness, you guys justify suicide bombings over cartoons. Seriously, you did.

The question of blasphemy in The Satanic Verses, Rushdie’s 1988 tale of a prophet misled by the devil, remains a deeply sensitive issue in much of the Muslim world and the author’s inclusion in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last week has inflamed anti-British sentiment.

The crusades are still a sensitive issue in the Muslim world. Jeez, those people just never let anything go do they?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

One day they're going to make good
on their promise...I think he's living on borrowed time.
good luck Rushdie

June 21, 2007 2:24 PM  

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