Priceless “Reasoning” From the Religion of Peace

Mohammed Ijaz ul-Haq, Pakistan’s Minister of Religious Affairs, is outraged that Britain is knighting Salman Rushdie.

“The west is accusing Muslims of extremism and terrorism. If someone exploded a bomb on his body he would be right to do so unless the British government apologises and withdraws the ‘sir’ title.”

I love it!  A prominent official of the Pakistani government (Pakistan being one of the “moderate” Islamic countries) advocates suicide bombing as an appropriate response to a foreign government giving someone an honorary title.  Why on earth would Westerners associate Muslims with terrorism and extremism?  How irrational and groundless.  Way to make your case, dude!

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~ by lewdandlascivious on June 18, 2007.

3 Responses to “Priceless “Reasoning” From the Religion of Peace”

  1. Whilst I have no particular interest in Sir Salman’s novels I am pleased to see him honoured as his knighthood demonstrates that whilst honouring our own we will not be intimidated or influenced by outside political pressures.

    It is of course ludicrous to claim that this honour is “an obvious example of fighting against Islam by high-ranking British officials.” Were this true we would not have seen a 2005 knighthood bestowed by The Queen upon Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, described by The Guardian as the “Most Influential Muslim in the UK”.

    Rather than criticise the British government, Iran should congratulate Britain for having recently raised a number of British Muslims to the highest ranks of British Society as members of the House of Lords. These include Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, the first Muslim peer; Lord Patel of Blackburn, leader of the British Hajj Delegation; Baroness Falkner of Margravine; and Baroness Uddin of Bethnal Green. See my blog for more: http://www.bloggingyoungfogey.blogspot.com

  2. I could not agree more. In light of our military dominance, the only reason the United States and Great Britain have been attacked as much as we have by Islamic terrorists is because we take such pains to be open and inclusive in our traditions and laws. That Muslim leaders refuse to acknowledge that fact indicates bad faith and dishonesty on their part.

    Love your blog–I’m adding it to my blogroll. It sends my Anglophilia into overdrive. 🙂

  3. Young Fogey – great points. 🙂

    There is no requirement that England, or any other country, meet a quota for nice acts to other countries. These are nations, not little siblings vying for their parent’s attention. Sigh.

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