Re: Sir Salman Rushdie - The Hatred Flares
(Saw it a bit late... hope it's not dead....)
This is the Pakistan Government's response today;
Religious Affair Minister Mohammad Ejaz-ul-Haq said insults to Islam were the cause of terrorism.
"The West always wonders about the root cause of terrorism. Such actions are the root cause of it," Ejaz-ul-Haq told parliament.
"If someone commits suicide bombing to protect the honour of the Prophet Mohammad, his act is justified," he said.
"If Britain doesn't withdraw the award, all Muslim countries should break off diplomatic relations."
Are they considered an extreme muslim government?
As a simple answer... YES!
Do i need to explain why?
Now lets see who this guy is... WOW!!! a 'Minister'!!!
Oh C'mon... can't we discuss someone who's sensible or ever logical?
something in that article...
Union Jacks were burnt in Pakistan, with rioters shouting "Kill him!". If I were Pakistani, I'd be more inclined to riot about the monstrous off-the-scale corruption that riddled my government, and the corrupted version of Islam that brainwashed disenfranchised young men in the madrasahs,
Bieng a Pakistani here's what i have to say:
I really have the right to live... don't want to be irrationally stoned or something....
[the idiot 'rioters' just have too much time to waste and no brains to use....
And the minor issues mentioned aren't the 'only' things i want to riot about... would rather create a hell... if only it ever showed any results
All kinds of ridiculous nonsense is being bandied about in the Muslim world today after the British government honoured one of it's most outstanding authors, winner of the "Booker of Bookers".
See, this is what infuriates me about the assumptions of religion and Islam in particular.
How dare anyone EVER be sentenced to death for writing a novel?
How DARE they? Who the HELL do they think they are?
(Wasn't sure where to post this, but I expect to get more response from muslims here (in S&R) than elsewhere. I'd like to here how moderate muslims defend this, assuming that they do at all)
hmmm.... now getting back to the main issue...
I do follow Islam to a great extent(sometimes the logic doesn't accept) but I don't know much about exactly what a 'moderate' Muslim would be...
oops... I don't belong here... you want someone to 'defend' that????
Oh wait..."assuming that they do at all"
so here's my view.... erm....
Next they'll be saying "Kill her! Kill Her" so NO!
(No intentions to offend anyone!)