More Rushdie Rage from Iran: Ayatollah Shahroudi tells the UK, You've always hated us. "Judiciary chief: UK showing hostility to Islam," from IRNA (thanks to all who sent this in):
Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi said on Monday that the UK has constantly showed its hostility to Islam.
Shahroudi also condemned the recent move by the UK Queen in warding knighthood title to apostate author Salman Rushdie.
He added, "This indicates the treacherous policy of the UK colonialist regime and its longstanding hostility to Islam." Pointing to the fact that all cultures and civilizations respect divine prophets and religions, he noted that such blasphemies are considered ugly and immoral worldwide.
Shahroudi referred to Christian scholars, who wrote numerous books on the character of the Great Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and Imam Ali (AS), saying the UK government action in awarding apostate Salman Rushdie shows their weakness in facing Islam.
I rather think that Renewed Rushdie Rage shows Islam's weakness in its inability to deal with any criticism at all. Only the pathetically insecure try to silence their opponents, rather than presenting their ideas in a spirit of honest inquiry and encouraging open discussion and debate.