Muslims "Kill Rushdie!"
chant is the crux of the problem!
By Mark Neckameyer
June 21, 2007
Orthodox Muslims don't like Sir Salman Rushdie, the award winning
British/Indian author, novelist and essayist who first achieved
fame with his second novel, Midnight's
Children (1981), which won the Booker
Prize so they want to kill him. They propose sending suicide
bombers who would kill themselves and probably some innocents
too to get Rushdie Much of Rushdie's fiction is set on the
of India . However, the dominant theme of his work lately
has become the long, rich and often fraught story of the many
connections, disruptions and migrations between the East and
the West. Sir Salman's fourth
novel , The
Satanic Verses (1988), provoked violent reactions from
Muslims all over the world. After death threats and a fatwa
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatwa> (religious edict)
issued by Iranian
calling for his assassination, he spent years underground,
appearing in public only sporadically.
Even the first and so far only Muslim member of The British House
of Lords has proposed eliminating Salman Rushdie. Our Ally in
the "War on terror", Pakistan wants to get him also.
This points out the great chasm which exists between ourselves
and the Muslim world. The best and brightest of them propose
killing innocents as ordered by religious zealots ... No trial,
no laws just kill men, women and children and be admitted to
Paradise to experience all those virgins if you kill for spiritual
reasons. Unfortunately different sects have different spiritual
versions of "truth" which gives us the mutual murder
and mosque bombing the Sunnis and Shiites of Iraq are presently
inflicting on each other.
Why can't Muslims escape the thirteenth century and grant freedom
or expression and religion and then go to work on improving standards
of living in the areas they dominate? Until they do, people,
Muslim and non-Muslims will suffer and die and the Muslim world
will continue to be poor and primitive and violent.
Received June 19, 2007 - Published June 21, 2007
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