Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Salman Rushdie vs. The Islamic World

Satanic Verses started it all. It was published in 1988 and violent protests against it's publication occurred. I read that book, heck..I even own it. I admit it's one hell of a good read. Salman is an excellent writer and my personal favorite is The Moor's Last Sigh.

And yes, I bought this book off of Amazon and had it delivered to me in Kuwait. Along with the Kama Sutra and several other BANNED books. I'm curious like that. :)

Anyway, back then Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, offering x-amount of money for Salman's head. Personally, that's a load of crap.

True that Rushdie re-wrote the history of Islam in his novel. It was about the struggle of Satan against the angel Gabriel. And the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was involved. Etc..etc..I'm not in the mood to tell you the whole story, go buy the book yourself.

People can you tell me how many books out there mention specifically Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)? I'll answer it for you: THOUSANDS! And they don't necessarily mention our Prophet and/or our religion in a nice way either.

So what's the point? Want to issue another fatwa? Thousands of them against authors who may have put in a bad line or two about Islam?

Killing someone doesn't solve the problem. He wrote one book and decided not to write another that may enrage 1.5 billion Moslems. Make it 1.4 or so..don't include me. I'm a bookworm and I enjoy my books...

I also hold a neutral view over whatever has been written.

Why not ban The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown? It's an insult too. Claiming that Jesus had a child from Mary Magdalene? I mean he IS a revered Prophet of ours isn't he?

All I can say is, Salman just got a "Sir" title added to him. Doesn't make him a superpower. It's just a friggin title everyone, so cool down! Just like the Queen of England is just a figure, she has as much political power as a rabbit.

I'm a Muslim and proud to be one too. I defend my religion too, but not to the point to murder an innocent person. (That goes for you morons in Iraq and elsewhere.)

Get over it.


Ash said...

Being a non-muslim expatriate in this country , I normally keep shut when expressing myself in public when the matter has something "remotely" do with Islam ( *Let me assure you that's a big ask , I'm not the silent type :P*)...

But so after reading your post , I kept nodding my head and going " I KNOW " .."EXACTLY" .....along those lines .

Don't get me wrong I'm not taking sides here , but I'm just against the "whole hype" ...OMG WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL ?'s just one human being , it's not like the world is going to change the moment the Queen whacks that sword of hers on his head...I mean JEEZ!

I'm pretty sure half the people protesting this whole thing have not even read the book , let alone know what the content is and yet at the beckoning of one "leader" , they are ready to go all ballistic...

Sigh !

USpace said...

Good one, of course the very peaceful 'Muslims' are justified for destroying the whole world over this. What? The Queen can't Knight someone she likes? She can't knight someone that other people don't like?

But I'm sure Sir Rushdie has mixed emotions on this; the Queen has put him in much greater danger. Maybe he'll wish he had turned it down.

At least this incident will lose the terrorists even more of their dhimmidiot appeasers.

Islam in it's extreme is more political ideology than religion. In that way, it is only a 'Religion of Peace' in that when Islam rules the planet, there will be no one to be at war with. Where they are given an inch, they demand a mile. Islamic countries are becoming more extreme, extremists rule, they just keep quoting the Koran to justify their Jihad.

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
always believe in books

of course if it is in print
then you know it must be true

eshda3wa said...

fatwa was issues against salman cz ohwa murtad 3an eldeen. not eveyone that writes something about islam gets a reward issued for their head.
and the davinci code was banned in egypt and lebanon, cz christians protested.

anyways i bought the book last summer, didnt read it yet, but look foreward to ... im a banned books junkie myself :)

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