Skip to comments.Rushdie execution would have stopped insults: Hezbollah
Posted on 02/03/2006 1:24:50 PM PST by bourbon
BEIRUT (AFP) - The leader of the Lebanese fundamentalist Shiite movement Hezbollah claimed that if Muslims had executed British novelist Salman Rushdie others would not dare to insult Islam.
Iran's revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa or religious edict in 1989 demanding Rushdie's execution over his best-selling novel the "Satanic Verses," deemed blasphemous and insulting to the Prophet Mohammed.
"If there had been a Muslim to carry out Imam Khomeini's fatwa against the renegade Salman Rushdie, this rabble who insult our Prophet Mohammed in Denmark, Norway and France would not have dared to do so," Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said in remarks published Thursday .
Muslim anger has continued to swell over the publication of cartoons depicting Mohammed wearing a bomb-shaped turban in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten and several other European papers.
"I am sure there are millions of Muslims who are ready to give their lives to defend our prophet's honour and we have to be ready to do anything for that," said Nasrallah, whose movement is backed by Iran.
"We do not understand the rationale of the Danish authorities who refuse to apologize under the pretext of freedom of expression."
Rushdie had to go into hiding after Khomeini branded him an apostate who had to be punished by death.
An Iranian charitable foundation has offered a 2.8 million dollar bounty for Rushdie's head.
In 1998, Iran's then foreign minister Kamal Kharazi promised his British counterpart Robin Cook that Tehran would do nothing to implement the fatwa, although Khomeini's successor Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in January 2005 that Rushdie still deserved to die.
Naw, what was I thinking?
The fragile egos and thin skin exhibited in the Muslim world is without parallel.
What's it gonna take to get the lefties to recognize that Islam is the greatest threat to western civilization it has ever faced?
Its beginning to dawn on a few newspaper people in Denmark.
Maybe if they'd killed Rushidie we'd finally understand that Islam is the problem...
And Nasrallah will be cheerleading. But please don't suggest that he should lead from the front.
So now they are trying to be like the Mafia, if they whack someone they will get respect. Yeah OK, at least they now admit they`re crooks. I call them the bane of humanity but that`s another story.
They already offed van Gogh. That's what led to the publication of these cartoons in the first place.
This from a guy who still lives in the stone age.
Europe is waking up to an ugly reality. Man, they are screwed.
With over 1.3 billion adherents (1/5 of the world's population) it has a lot of fading to do.
Well, what so you expect from "followers" who protest like this?
Durn- I'm getting a box! The server is down again. LGF is overloaded or under attack.
Among the signs, "Europe is a cancer, Islam is the Answer." And the usual "Death to ____" Jihad jive.
That seems to be their entire theory. Make a big show of killing a few and the rest will humbly obey their rightful masters.