Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pakistan-loving Tories on Salman Rushdie

How's this for solidarity:

Tory MP Rob Wilson, vice-chairman of the all-party Parliamentary Pakistan group, said, he was surprised that the people involved in this (knighthood process) didn't anticipate the controversy it would cause."I have tried to read one or two of his books myself, and I would have got more stimulation from the Yellow Pages,” chairman of the all-party group on Pakistan, Tory MP, Stewart Jackson said. [source]
There's Conservatives for you.

More Rushdie: Lisa Appignanesi; Andrew Marr; International PEN; the wonderful Ophelia (1, 2, 3, 4)
And this I haven't fully digested, but is interesting: Sepia Mutiny

3 comments:

Incognito said...

So if it's more boring than the yellow pages, why all the fuss.

OB rants wonderfully. Exactly how I feel about this whole ridiculous overreaction.

I'm just so sick of it all.

USpace said...

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 even more of their dhimmidiot appeasers.

Islam in it's extreme is more political ideology than religion. 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
always believe in books

of course if it is in print
then you know it must be true
.

mike gilgal said...

I hope that you make the aliya trip. However before you do there is some constructive criticism you must know and for that I have also opened a blog where I tell the not so good stuff about the religious zionist movement http://torahandzionism.blogspot.com/ I have however written a a very powerful pro aliya book on the parsha of the week entitled "torah and zionism?" which is printed by the Lulu.com In the book I go through the parsha of the week and tell why aliya should basically be done NOW.