Solomonia links to some of the good lord’s word:

Honouring a man who has blood on his hands goes too far.

Rushdie exercised his right to free speech. Muslim nutcases went crazy and murdered people who had translated or otherwise dealt with Rushdie’s book. Had they gotten hold of Rushdie that would have torn him limb from limb. Somehow, that puts the blood on Rushdie. Such is the logic of a Lord of the realm. God help the realm as it goes on appeasing the unappeasable.