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.
In a recent interview Rushdie said he now travels quite freely and openly and doesn't worry about the fatwah. (Maybe it expired.)
How do you call for your members to kill a man under a fatwa without calling for one of your members to kill a man under a fatwa???
Piss on them. Flood the newspapers, internet and the media with caricatures of their precious pedophile murdering thug they call a prophet. Why the civilized world gives this moonbat religion the time of day is beyond me. It's wrong on so many levels and to acknowledge it in the pantheon of valid and worthwhile religions is stupid. I'm no universalist but Islam..like the Roman cults, the Egyptians, the Taoists, the Greek Gods is false doctrinally and postionally wrong to most of what we know in the scriptures. We need to stop reasoning their false faith up to the one true faith. Faith in Jesus Christ alone. To all Muslims: Believe in Mohammed and his false teachings and harbor hate in your hearts and you are going to HELL my friends.
Until 9/11, the Mudslimes reaction to it, and garbage like this, I was very respectful of Islam, having mainly read flattering descriptions of it. My view has changed 180 degrees. It seems to be no more than a particularly virulent form of Devil worship where the acolytes go out and, as the greatest sacrament, try to murder everybody who disagrees with them. The organized Mudslimes' reaction to these relatively innocuous cartoons just proves my point.
How can you blaspheme a murderous pedophile??
What a bunch of knuckle-dragging neanderthals.
Then I suggest you better start educating yourselves pretty quickly!
I sure would like to help 'em! Let me count the ways. I hate those bustards. They are a curse upon the earth -- kinda like cancer, rottweillers, pitbulls and mosquitoes.
No they think they are all so wonderfully inportant that anything coming out of their collective mouths is the same as GOD speaking.
Well, I don't believe that for a second.
Bunch of pigs.
if Muslims had executed British novelist Salman Rushdie others would not dare to insult Islam.
Not the smartest bunch over there. They do their best to completely eradicate a peaceful, productive religious minority - Jews - in the 30s and 40s and now they've welcomed with open arms millions of fanatics who aim to destroy Western civilization.
They richly deserve their fate.
I can't wait for a world under the control of Muslims??!!
It really has been ever since the eighth century until it was decisively stopped at the end of the seventeenth century outside of Vienna. It then became dormant until about 30 years ago when it began to revive and become what it is today.
Peaceful Religion Watch
In other words, put a bomb in your turban.
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.
Wrong-o Hezzy Hassy Nassyy! We would continue to exercise the free speech rights afforded in Western Society. And now that it looks like a pissing contest is coming down the pipe with you people over inane crap like this, we will do it even more to demonstrate that you can't intimidate us in the long-run. You might blow somebody up again tomorrow. You may pull off one of your many cowardice filled stunts in which you must keep your faces covered unlike a true soldier. But if you think you are going to dictate to the rest of the world what we can express, well I suggest you draw a mental image of Muhammed with his pedophile head up his smelly ass and you go right ahead and join him!
I - Ignorant
S - Stupid
L - LYING
A - ARAB
M - MUSLIMS
Rushdie execution would have stopped insults: Hezbollah...WANNA BET!
But before that happens there will be bombings, death, murder and war. Always remember the Muslim mindset: If you are not a Muslim, you are an infidel. If you are an infidel you have three choices: convert, submit or die.
Back in the good ol days, before we got all enlightened and liberalized...
I'm waiting for the U.S. State Department to agree.
it is true pussy's have thin skin - it is a proven fact - is it ok to say pussy if I mean a whimp? I am not talking about the household pet or the object of much attention, just whimps.
Rushdie execution would have stopped insults: Hezbollah
Just like banning certain weapons stops bad people from using them..
Where's the BARF button...
So right, Mr. Mojo.
You'd think these macho types would be able to take it, but they are just whining, sniveling children.
To think a few drawings can cause such uproar. Good for those Danish cartoonists!!
Call him a Democrat? :)
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