Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Irony Alert

Regarding Salman Rushdie being knighted:

Religious affairs minister Mohammed Ijaz ul-Haq told the parliament in Islamabad:

"This is an occasion for the (world's) 1.5 billion Muslims to look at the seriousness of this decision.

The West is accusing Muslims of extremism and terrorism. If someone exploded a bomb on his body he would be right to do so unless the British Government apologises and withdraws the 'Sir' title."

These guys really make it too easy.

1 comment:

balabusta in blue jeans said...

I was sort of thinking I should actually read "The Satanic Verses". Rushdie's work has never seemed all that interesting to me, but this book, weirdly enough, seems to stay relevent year after year after year.

I wonder if it's any good.