UPDATE from the Daily Mail:
Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator, cannot speak, will likely lose an eye, his arm nerves are severed and his liver damaged: Cops raid New Jersey home of suspect, 24, ‘with sympathies toward Iranian government’ who stabbed author up to 15 times
It should be remembered that Salmon was arguably the first person to get a general death sentence imposed on him by Islamic authorities in modern times. The crime? He published a book that asked a reasonable question about the founder of Islam, Mohammad. I say founder in the same sense that I would call Joseph Smith the founder of the Mormon faith. Except Mormonism is a lot less stabby.
If memory serves, and I haven’t read Rushdie’s book in question, but as it was explained to me, the issue was this:
At some point in Islamic scripture, a problematic or contradictory verse was pointed out to Mohammad by one of his followers. The answer Mohammad gave to the questioner, was that instead of the Angel Gabriel reciting that verse, it was actually Satan, and Mohammad had been tricked into dictating that verse which was actually from Satan.
Salman asked the highly logical question: ‘If Mohammad can be tricked by Satan so he doesn’t know the difference, how to we know the entire Koran isn’t by Satan except those few verses which might actually have been from Gabriel? I mean, since he doesn’t know the difference. Hence the title of Mr. Rushdie’s book which caused the demand for his death, “The Satanic Verses”.
At that early stage in the degradation of the West and Western values, people stood up in droves to defend Mr. Rushdie and freedom of speech. Relativism, that early and powerful rhetorical weapon of the left, had not yet grown to the point where leaders and people generally questioned the right to say things that might offend desert savages. The Queen of England made him a Knight Bachelor. Highly doubtful she would today.
Salman went through a lot of changes in order to end the Fatwa, including making a full apology and retraction according to Islamic standards for offence caused in the Satanic Verses. Which changed nothing. At the least it should have taught modern people accused of crimes of political correctness that giving an apology to leftists and muslims is like giving an hors d’oeuvre to the alligator right before you jump in his mouth.
The Fatwa on Salmon was a wake up call to people who were capable of independent thought. But the fulfilment of it in the form of this stabbing will not be. Quite the opposite. Main stream media will likely not connect Islam with the event. Already some reports are not mentioning the attacker was a muslim.
Here is Indian News on the stabbing:
Global News which has the same relationship with the truth as Perdue pharmaceuticals, says no motive is known for the attack. Which makes Global news the only people unaware of the fatwa in the entire Western world and the Middle East along with India and Pakistan.
(In the above video, we learn the problem is “hate”. Which of course gives the investigating body, the FBI, even greater licence to destroy people based on how they claim the people they destroy, feel about things. “With the left, the point is never the point. The Revolution is always the point.” And never let a good crisis go to waste when it comes to advancing the revolution. We all know they will use this attack to limit classic civ and its adherents and in no way protect us from Islam, or the threat of Islamic blasphemy laws.)
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