Sunday, June 17, 2007

Sir Salman

Reuters are reporting that Salman Rushdie is on the Queen's birthday honors list. Iran said that a knighthood for Rushdie is an insult to Islam, since Rushdie is one of the most hated figures in the Islamic world (which is quite an achievement in itself, as the Islamic world hates everyone, including itself).

This is just another example of how a religion turns its subjects into anti-intellectual, humorless, self-loathing, sycophantic slaves.

Islam--or "peace through submission"--brings misery, both to its followers and to its enemies. But at least Muslims have only their one god and their one thin-skinned prophet to obey. No, wait, they also have every priest or "scholar" who ever expressed an opinion about how and whom to hate.

Jews have one god, plus kings, priests, and prophets to interpret, while Christians see that and raise you a couple more prophets, followers, and hallucinating misogynistic letter-writers, to say nothing of the Moronic angels and space cadets of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Anyway, Mohammad Ali Hosseini (are all Islamic names some combination of the name of the deity, the prophet, and the prophet's spawn?), spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry, said, "Honoring and commending an apostate and hated figure will definitely put the British officials (in a position) of confrontation with Islamic societies."

Oh, is that what does it?

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