LGF links to an AP report on Muslim reaction to Salman Rushdie’s knighthood:

“This is an occasion for the (world’s) 1.5 billion Muslims to look at the seriousness of this decision,” Mohammed Ijaz ul-Haq, religious affairs minister, said in [Pakistan’s] parliament.

“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 apologizes and withdraws the ‘sir’ title,” ul-Haq said.

Iran’s late spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a 1989 fatwa, or religious edict, ordering Muslims to kill the author because his book, “The Satanic Verses,” allegedly insulted Islam. The threat forced Rushdie to live in hiding for a decade.

It sounds like Sunni’s and Shi’ites agree on something; Rushdie must die.

Meanwhile, Hamas shows its tolerance of Christianity. In the preceding post LGF links to a Jerusalem Post report on the plight of Christians in Gaza:

ather Manuel Musalam, leader of the small Latin community in the Gaza Strip, said masked gunmen torched and looted the Rosary Sisters School and the Latin Church.

“The masked gunmen used rocket-propelled grenades to storm the main entrances of the school and church,” he said. “Then they destroyed almost everything inside, including the Cross, the Holy Book, computers and other equipment.”

Musalam expressed outrage over the burning of copies of the Bible, noting that the gunmen destroyed all the Crosses inside the church and school. “Those who did these awful things have no respect for Christian-Muslim relations,” he said.

He estimated damages at more than $500,000. “Those who see the destruction will realize how bad this attack was,” he said. “Christians have been living in peace and security with Muslims for many years, but those who attacked us are trying to sabotage this relationship.”

Too much more of this and Christian liberals may suddenly realize that Islam isn’t exactly a religion of peace.

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