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Muslim peer compares Rushdie to 9/ll bombers(calls them martyrs)
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Posted on 06/22/2007 2:04:06 PM PDT by milestogo

Muslim peer compares Rushdie to 9/ll bombers

By Duncan Gardham

Last Updated: 6:25pm BST 22/06/2007

A Muslim peer compared Salman Rushdie to the September 11 hijackers today as the row over the author's knighthood escalated.

At Regents Park Mosque in London, protestors held up placards saying "May God curse the Queen" and one speaker told followers Tony Blair should be sent back from the Middle East "in a bag".

Interviewed in Le Figaro newspaper in France, the Labour peer Lord Ahmed of Rotherham added fuel to the row when he hit out at Mr Rushdie.

"This honour is given in recognition of services rendered to Great Britain," he said. "Salman Rushdie lives in New York. He is controversial man who has insulted Muslim people, Christians and the British. He does not deserve the honour.

"Two weeks ago Tony Blair spoke about constructing bridges with Muslims. What hypocrisy.

"What would one say if the Saudi or Afghan governments honoured the martyrs of the September 11 attacks on the United States?"

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 06/22/2007 2:04:08 PM PDT by milestogo
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To: milestogo

What exactly did Rushdie do wrong?


2 posted on 06/22/2007 2:05:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: milestogo

Geneticists should check Middle Eastern genes to see if there’s an “offended” gene that can be turned off.


3 posted on 06/22/2007 2:10:59 PM PDT by etcetera (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud)
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To: BenLurkin

Well the 9/11 Suicide bombers killed 3000 people...

Salman Rushdie wrote a book.


4 posted on 06/22/2007 2:11:12 PM PDT by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: etcetera

That gene becomes dominant when all your male ancestors for a couple of thousand years, married their first cousins!


5 posted on 06/22/2007 2:13:52 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: milestogo

These creatures must not be allowed to enter any civilized country!


6 posted on 06/22/2007 2:14:33 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: etcetera

Inbreeding is endemic to the Middle East. Genetic Defects are rampant.


7 posted on 06/22/2007 2:19:44 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: milestogo
Just returned from a few days in London.The place was crawling with people who looked for all the world like Pakistanis.
8 posted on 06/22/2007 2:35:39 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: BenLurkin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie


9 posted on 06/22/2007 2:55:25 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: milestogo
Interviewed in Le Figaro newspaper in France, the Labour peer Lord Ahmed of Rotherham added fuel to the row when he hit out at Mr Rushdie.

How did Lord Ahmed obtain his peerage?

10 posted on 06/22/2007 2:56:48 PM PDT by RonF
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‘Just returned from a few days in London.The place was crawling with people who looked for all the world like Pakistanis.’

You can tell a Pakistani from an Indian or an Afghani or a Bangladeshi just by looking? Impressive. Most Pakistanis can’t do that. You have a gift! :)

If you put every Pakistani from every part of the UK into the city of London, they would still only represent 1 in every nine people, so perhaps ‘crawling with’ is a little bit hyperbolic. . . . . . :)


11 posted on 06/22/2007 4:24:13 PM PDT by britemp
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‘How did Lord Ahmed obtain his peerage?’

Born in England, educated in England. Joined Labour party. Worked hard for Labour party for many years. Got thanked with a life peerage.


12 posted on 06/22/2007 4:25:50 PM PDT by britemp
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To: milestogo
But he called for peaceful protest and added: "We should not allow the situation to be inflamed in any way or exploited by unsavoury groups."

I am so glad I have a plastic cover on my keys.

13 posted on 06/22/2007 4:44:33 PM PDT by Excellence (Three million years is enough! Stop cyclical climate change now!)
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To: etcetera

**Geneticists should check Middle Eastern genes to see if there’s an “offended” gene that can be turned off.***

It’s called “inbreeding”.


14 posted on 06/22/2007 4:46:52 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (When someone burns a cross on your lawn the best firehose is an AK-47.)
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