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    Muslim world inflamed by Rushdie knighthood

    This could be on par or worse that the cartoons
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/com...cle1951462.ece
    Sir Salman Rushdie celebrates his 60th birthday today in familiar circumstances: he is once again the subject of death threats across the Islamic world.

    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.

    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.

    Gerald Butt, editor of the authoritative Middle East Economic Survey, told The Times: “It will be interpreted as an action calculated to goad Muslims at a time when the atmosphere is already very tense and Britain’s standing in the region is very low because of its involvement in Iraq and its lack of action in tackling the Palestine issue.”
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    Hardliners in Iran revived calls for his murder yesterday. Mehdi Kuchakzadeh, a Tehran MP, declared: “Rushdie died the moment the late Imam [Ayatollah Khomeini] issued the fatwa.”

    The Organisation to Commemorate Martyrs of the Muslim World, a fringe hardline group, offered a reward of $150,000 (£75,000) to any successful assassin.

    Forouz Rajaefar, the group’s secretary general, said: “The British and the supporters of the anti-Islam Salman Rushdie could rest assured that the writer’s nightmare will not end until the moment of his death and we will bestow kisses on the hands of whomsoever is able to execute this apostate.”

    Effigies of Rushdie and the Queen were burnt in Pakistan, where presidential elections at the end of the year have destablised an already volatile political climate. Hundreds of protesters in Multan, Karachi and Lahore set fire to British flags and chanted “Death to Britain, death to Rushdie” and Islamist leaders called for nationwide protests after Friday prayers.

    Ijaz-ul-Haq, the Religious Affairs Minister, told the assembly in Islamabad that the award of the knighthood excused suicide bombing. “If somebody has to attack by strapping bombs to his body to protect the honour of the Prophet then it is justified,” he said.

    He later retracted his statement, explaining that he had intended to say that knighting Rushdie will foster extremism. “If someone blows himself up, he will consider himself justified. How can we fight terrorism when those who commit blasphemy are rewarded by the West? We demand an apology by the British government. Their action has hurt the sentiments of 1.5 billion Muslims."

    Pakistan’s national assembly earlier unanimously passed a resolution condemning Rushdie’s knighthood, which it said would encourage “contempt” for the Prophet Muhammad.

    Rushdie was forced to go into hiding for almost a decade after the Ayatollah Khomeini issued the death sentence over The Satanic Verses.

    On Valentine’s Day in 1989 the spiritual figurehead of the Iranian revolution pronounced on Teheran radio that: “The author of The Satanic Verses, which is against Islam, the Prophet, the Koran, and all those involved in its publication who were aware of its content, are sentenced to death.”

    In Britain, the subsequent hate campaign helped to politicise and radicalise a generation of young British Muslims. The taxpayer is believed to have spent more than £10 million protecting Rushdie.

    Only Khomeini had the power officially to lift the fatwa and he died without doing so, but in 1998, the Iranian Foreign Minister promised his British counterpart, Robin Cook, that Iran would not implement it.

    Gradually, Rushdie emerged back into the literary spotlight and in recent years has appeared at events in London and New York, where he now lives.

    It is understood that when he is in this country, Rushdie continues to receive round-the-clock police protection.

    Muhammad Ali Hosseini, Iran’s foreign affairs spokesman, said on Sunday that the knighthood “will definitely put the British officials in confrontation with Islamic societies. This act shows that insulting Islamic sacred values is not accidental. It is planned, organised, guided and supported by some Western countries.”

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    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
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    Re: Muslim world inflamed by Rushdie knighthood

    More death threats from the Religion Of Perpetual Outrage...

    Queen's effigy burns as Rushdie anger mounts

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: Muslim world inflamed by Rushdie knighthood

    Quote Originally Posted by AMDScooter View Post


    LMAO! That reminds me of a cartoon I saw in the 60's.. A Hippy with a sign that said, "Support Peace or I'll Kill You".
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    Im telling you. People have to say "enough is enough" with these folks
    or the demands will become more numerous.
    Total horsehockey.
    Its blackmail/extortion.

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    Re: Muslim world inflamed by Rushdie knighthood

    I would say, that's a nice photoshop image. But it's not even well made, and besides. It's imagined statement isn't even close to being on topic.

    That some Muslims would be outraged was well within expectations. Most Muslims I know couldn't care less about this. So perhaps, again, your generalization is inappropriate.
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    Re: Muslim world inflamed by Rushdie knighthood

    People need to stop being so PC when dealing with radical Islam...how long can people ignore the 800 pound gorilla thrashing about in the room?

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    ^^Agree. He aint going away....no matter how "nicey nice we are".
    Its like the neighborhood bully who starts with demanding lunchmoney.
    The more everyone coughs up? The more the demands increase.
    Has everyone forgotten the word "no"?

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    Re: Muslim world inflamed by Rushdie knighthood

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf2000me View Post
    I would say, that's a nice photoshop image. But it's not even well made, and besides. It's imagined statement isn't even close to being on topic.

    That some Muslims would be outraged was well within expectations. Most Muslims I know couldn't care less about this. So perhaps, again, your generalization is inappropriate.
    The truly funny ones do not need any modification whatsoever. Not close to on topic? With the topic being Muslim outrage promoting violence I'd say it's spot on. And as far as your "generalization" statement... it's not. The sheer numbers by which these people promoting killing the infidels turn out speak volumes.

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
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    ^^Bottom line.....there is not another group on the planet that expresses such hate and outrage when you "offend" them. What cracks me up is how they like to pretend how upset they are, but do you think they go out of their way not to offend us? Hell no. Irony can be so ironic. But thats what you get when you deal with fundamentalists.....no sense of humor and no irony....just absolutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDragon24 View Post
    ^^Bottom line.....there is not another group on the planet that expresses such hate and outrage when you "offend" them. What cracks me up is how they like to pretend how upset they are, but do you think they go out of their way not to offend us? Hell no. Irony can be so ironic. But thats what you get when you deal with fundamentalists.....no sense of humor and no irony....just absolutes.
    Agree.. No other group in the world gets a free pass for extremism like Muslims. What other group could get away with mass rallies calling for the execution of authors and artists that infringe their sensibilities? No need to do any in-depth research.... the "other" group does not exist on the planet. I find their calls for "DEATH TO...." offensive.... DEATH TO ALL THOSE WHO CALL FOR DEATH TO... oh wait...
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: Muslim world inflamed by Rushdie knighthood

    wth lol...so this guy writes a book and the radical muslims want him dead?

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    ^^^



    Sure thing bud. As long as you deliver to us the head of every terrorist/terrorist supporter in your group first. Many here and around the world find your support for them insulting. Feel free to deliver your own head last.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: Muslim world inflamed by Rushdie knighthood

    Yeah. And you make an important distinction. Not all but some.

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