Rushdie Rage continues to grow, and it isn’t even Friday yet. From IOL, with thanks to Kemaste:
Islamabad – A hard-line Pakistani parliamentarian and head of a religious political party on Wednesday demanded a “sir” title for Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, in retaliation for Britain knighting author Salman Rushdie.
“Muslims should confer the ‘sir’ title and all other awards on bin Laden and Mullah Omar in reply to Britain’s shameful decision to knight Rushdie,” Sami ul Haq, leader of the pro-Taliban Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, said in a statement, referring also to the leader of the Taliban….
“Europe and Western nations are intentionally pushing Muslims towards extremism by awarding a nefarious person,” Haq said.
Of course, Muslims are just so willing to be pushed — not that it’s ever their responsibility, is it, Haq?