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Muslim world inflamed by Rushdie knighthood

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Muslim world inflamed by Rushdie knighthood
    Ben Hoyle
    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.

  2. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    concentration camps I tell ya'!
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That was awesome.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    That should be boom's sidesaddle.
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member


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  6. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Seriously, though, there was a government official of a so-called U.S. ally in the war on terror basically condoning terrorism because Britain is knighting an author. This is a legitimately troubling story, even if Boom was the one to bring it up. Such intolerance and disdain for free speech are not exactly isolated incidents within Islam (the cartoon controversy made that clear). It doesn't mean all Muslims feel the same, but let's not pretend that it's only a few crazies on the fringe.
  7. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Muslim terrorists, a small favor to ask: Please escort Padma safely away before you open fire.
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Another Top Chef fan!
  9. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Wait just a second.

    Muslims? Pissed and wanting to kill white people?

    Seriously? That never happens.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

  11. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    What flag is that? I'll guess that it is one of those shipping flags for signalling.
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Ho-hum. The Muslim world gets inflamed when the price of pita bread goes up
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