Pakistan says Rushdie knighthood may spark terrorism (AFP)




 
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Pakistan says Rushdie knighthood may spark terrorism      (AFP)
 
June 18th, 2007  
News Manager
 

Topic: Pakistan says Rushdie knighthood may spark terrorism (AFP)


Pakistan says Rushdie knighthood may spark terrorism      (AFP)
AFP - Pakistan demanded on Monday that Britain withdraw a knighthood awarded to author Salman Rushdie, as a government minister said the honour gave a justification for suicide attacks by Muslims.



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June 19th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
Screw Pakistan, if Britain buckles to this blackmail they need to have the people responsible PUBLICLY FLOGGED! This is utter bollocks and the Pakistani official can sod off.
June 19th, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 
Salman Rushdie


A so-called NGO of the Islamic regime of Iran will reward any one who would kill the British author Salman Rushdie with USD 150,000. Regime's Fars news agency quotes the head of the 'Honoring the Martyrs of Islamic World Movement Foundation' as saying:
  • "According to Imam Khomeini's verdict, it is an obligation for all Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie even if he repents from the bottom of his heart and becomes the pious man of the time"
This is yet another evidence to prove the evil nature of the Iranian regime run by the Islamic clerics since 1979.
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Pakistan says Rushdie knighthood may spark terrorism      (AFP)
June 19th, 2007  
SwordFish_13
 
 

Hi,

Quote:
Source:AFP



ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan summoned the British ambassador to the foreign ministry on Tuesday, officials from both sides said, amid mounting anger at the award of a knighthood to author Salman Rushdie..

British High Commissioner (ambassador) Robert Brinkley was due to visit the ministry in Islamabad later in the day, High Commission spokesman Aidan Liddle told AFP.

He could not provide any further details.

Pakistan Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam confirmed that Brinkley had been summoned and said that he would receive a copy of resolutions passed by parliament against the knighthood.

Pakistan's upper and lower houses of parliament have both called for Britain to withdraw the award given to Rushdie, the Indian-born author of "The Satanic Verses".

Rushdie was awarded a knighthood by Britain's
Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday for services to literature.

Rushdie was forced to go into hiding for a decade after Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989 issued a death sentence over his book, saying it was blasphemous.

Brinkley issued a statement late Monday defending the award and saying it was "simply untrue that this knighthood is intended as an insult to Islam or the Prophet Mohammed."

"Sir Salman's knighthood is a reflection of his contribution to literature throughout a long and distinguished career which has seen him receive international recognition for a substantial body of work," Brinkley said.

Legislators in Pakistan's Islamist-ruled North West Frontier Province bordering
Afghanistan earlier Tuesday called for Islamabad to summon the British envoy and to cut diplomatic ties with London.

Conservatives in neighbouring
Iran have also lashed out at Britain.

Hardline daily Jomhuri Eslami described the British queen as an "old crone" and linked the award of the knighthood -- which marked the queen's 81st birthday -- to a controversial party at the British embassy in Tehran on Thursday celebrating the same occasion.

Dozens of Islamist students protested against the party, hurling stones, eggs and paint-filled bags outside the doors of the compound and vented their anger against Iranians who attended the event.
Peace
June 19th, 2007  
Del Boy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by News Manager
AFP - Pakistan demanded on Monday that Britain withdraw a knighthood awarded to author Salman Rushdie, as a government minister said the honour gave a justification for suicide attacks by Muslims.



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Now you see the extent of our problem. Do what we say or off with your heads. Rushdie did not even commit blasphemy, but this award warrants suicide bombing. The f****** primitives will son be running the asylum if we are not alert.


It may be true that Rushdie is a pratt, and so is the fool who gave him a knighthood for nothing, but that's our business, and nothing to do with the Islamic Caliphate. We really have to give them the good old 2-finger salute. Watch this space - will our government worms roll over? Our people won't.

At the week-end, before this story broke, The Daily Express reported that Christians throughout the world in Islamic countries were being persecuted and killed.

The president of Iran said that no Christians must be allowed to live in Iran.

COMMAND THE FUTURE, CONQUER THE PAST.
June 19th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 

Here's looking at you Pakistan, and anyone else who thinks my head should come off because I dont believe in your prophet, SOD YOU!
June 19th, 2007  
mmarsh
 
 
I surprised nobody has mentioned this yet:

Has anyone wondered just why the Brits are offering Knighthood to Rushdie right now? I mean, Its was 20 years since "Satanic Verses" was published?

I don't think the timing is any coincidence...

The Iranian capture of the Royal Marines was designed by the Iranians to embarrass Her Majesty's Government and to show that it could do anything it wanted on their own soil.

Payback's a b****. The British are teaching the Mullahs (as Rushdie still remains an embarrassing irritant to them) the exact same lesson.
June 19th, 2007  
Del Boy
 
Nice point mm. Of course, the defence of Rushdie last time cost Britain 10,000,000, so here we go again. I do not think he is popular here, and does nothing to show any sort of appreciation. But hey, this is a big matter of principle now. One lady here today said she'd rather die in a ditch than not defend his right to free speech.

COMMAND THE FUTURE, CONQUER THE PAST.
 


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