Salman Rushdie Knighted by the Queen!

No, I am not joking. Some really fantastic news

Salman Rushdie, who went into hiding under threat of death after an Iranian fatwa, has been knighted by the Queen.

His book The Satanic Verses offended Muslims worldwide and a bounty was placed on his head in 1989.

But since the Indian-born author returned to public life in 1999, he has not shied away from controversy.

A devout secularist, he backed Commons Leader Jack Straw over comments on Muslim women and veils and has warned against Islamic "totalitarianism".

The son of a successful businessman, Sir Salman was born into a Muslim family in Mumbai in 1947.

He was educated in England at Rugby School and studied history at Cambridge University.

3 Responses to “Salman Rushdie Knighted by the Queen!”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Yes, now where else would be a better place than a queen's skirt.  

  2. # Anonymous USpace

    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 at least a few 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
    appease religious killers

    continue to spoil them
    violent tantrums pay off

  3. # Anonymous ROY F QUE-HEATH

    Kudos to the Queen. The line is drawn between those who would put muzzles on everyone and those who b elieve the freedom to freely think and speak is worth defending.  

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