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  • Why Muslims Are Necessarily Fundamentalists

    08/19/2013 6:00:38 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 12 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 August 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    There is an incompatibility between Islam and the ideas which are fundamental to Western civilization. There are logical contradictions between the principles at the basis of Islam and the West. One cannot resolve logical contradictions, they cannot be solved in the way that problems can. You simply cannot square a circle. It’s got nothing to do with terrorists, or fundamentalists, fanatics, or Islamic radicals of various sorts. I’m here talking about mainstream Islam and the fact that it is in serious, direct and open contradiction with principles which are at the core of Western civilization and form the very...
  • Iran: 15 Khordad Foundation boosts bounty for Salman Rushdie in wake of prophet Mohammed “insults”

    09/17/2012 7:56:16 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 17 Sept 12 | Unattributed
    A regime-affiliated religious foundation in Iran has boosted by $500,000 the bounty it had offered for the killing of British author Salman Rushdie to $3.3 million from $2.8 million, after protests around the world over alleged insults to the prophet Muhammad, who is considered holy in the Islamic world. The 15 Khordad Foundation reportedly will pay the higher bounty to whoever acts on a 1989 fatwa issued by Iran’s late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which called for the death of Rushdie, the author of “The Satanic Verses,” because the novel was considered blasphemous to Muslims. Rushdie is also an apostate...
  • Rushdie vs. Nakoula

    09/16/2012 9:02:13 AM PDT · by cornelis · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | septemer 16, 2012 | mark steyn
    Jim Bennett compares Mrs Thatcher’s response to the Ayatollah Khomeini’s Rushdie fatwa with Obama’s to the Muslim Brotherhood’s demands. Salman Rushdie had been a vicious critic of the Conservative Party and the Prime Minister – he called her “Mrs Torture” – but Her Majesty’s Government has provided him with safe houses and Special Branch protection for almost a quarter-century. By contrast, within 72 hours of Morsi’s demands, Mr Nakoula is in a jail cell – “rounded up at midnight by brownshirted men for making a movie that embarrasses El Presidente“. The vacuum of American global influence is now swallowing the...
  • Salman Rushdie Sparks Furor With Colorado Shooting Tweets

    07/20/2012 7:17:41 PM PDT · by 1010RD · 65 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 20, 2012 | Alexandra Cheney
    In the wake of last night’s shooting rampage in Colorado at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” SNIP ...author Salman Rushdie tweeted this morning, “The ‘right to bear arms’ is the real Bane of America.” SNIP “After Columbine I was on Bill Maher’s old show arguing vs NRA’s Ted Nugent about gun control. Lots of Nugents on my timeline today.” and replying and retweeting roughly a dozen of his 340,302 followers comments. SNIP “Individual right to bear arms survived by a 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court (DC v Heller, 2008), powerful dissents. This argument isn’t over.”
  • Jon Stewart tells Salman Rushdie he’s fine with showcasing Muslim singer who supported calls

    11/02/2010 2:12:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examinier ^ | 11/2/10 | Mark Hemingway
    Jon Stewart raised a lot of eyebrows over the weekend when the “Rally to Restore Sanity” showcased Yusef Islam, a.k.a. Cat Stevens. Islam has over the years said a lot of radical things including a number of comments where he essentially endorsed the infamous fatwa against Booker-Prize-Winning novelist Salman Rushdie. Islam has since tried to backpedal, but it’s hard to disguise his radicalism. (Snip) I spoke to Jon Stewart about Yusuf Islam’s appearance. He said he was sorry it upset me, but really, it was plain that he was fine with it. Depressing.
  • My Own Personal Jihads

    02/27/2010 10:35:56 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 2 replies · 176+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 27, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    There's an old entertainment term for when a television show has officially passed the point of significance: it has 'jumped the shark'. This latest rally cry indicates that announcing Jihads has reached that mark. The saying is now: Jihads are like ideas and a**holes: everybody has one.
  • Rushdie attacks Amnesty (International)'s “moral bankruptcy”

    02/21/2010 4:26:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 348+ views
    The Hindu ^ | February 22, 2010 | Hasan Suroor
    Novelist Salman Rushdie on Sunday joined the growing chorus of criticism of Amnesty International for working with a suspected Islamist group, Cageprisoners, formed by a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Moazzam Begg. He accused Amnesty of “moral bankruptcy'' saying it had done “incalculable damage'' to its reputation. His remarks follow the row over the suspension of Gita Sahgal, head of Amnesty's gender unit, for raising her concerns on the issue in public. Mr. Rushdie, who was strongly backed by Amnesty when he faced death threats following the Iranian fatwa over his controversial book The Satanic Verses, was reported by The Sunday...
  • Salman Rushdie finds a new girlfriend

    02/12/2009 3:46:12 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 22 replies · 5,088+ views
    OneIndia ^ | Thursday, February 12, 2009 | OneIndia
    Internationally acclaimed writer Salman Rushdie seems to be getting better with age much like fine wine. The ladies seem to agree. His divorce from his fourth wife, the very sexy Padma Lakshmi got over not long ago. Then he was seen close to Scarlet Johansson as well as with B-Town's very own Riya Sen. The latest buzz is that he's in a relationship with the long-limbed strikingly beautiful Pia Glenn who's 29 years his junior. The 32-year-old, six-feet-tall beauty from Harlem plays Condoleezza Rice in Will Ferrell's Broadway show, 'You're Welcome, America: A Final Night With George W. Bush.' At...
  • Provoking people is in my DNA: Salman Rushdie

    12/30/2008 10:26:48 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 13 replies · 542+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 30 Dec., 2008 | The Times of India
    LONDON: Celebrated India-born writer Salman Rushdie may be growing older and wiser but suggests he cannot help provoking people as it seems to be in his DNA, which takes him to "those edges". Twenty years after Iran's former supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini called for his execution, the 61-year-old novelist still seems to be provoking people. Asked why he provokes such dramatic reactions, Rushdie said he can't avoid it, as if it's somehow stamped on his DNA. "I can't avoid it," he told the Daily Telegraph newspaper. "Something in me takes me to those edges". "There's a quote by Robert Browning...
  • Famed author's New Love is 28 Years Younger (Salman Rushdie Dating Double Amputee Model Athlete)

    10/30/2008 9:36:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 10,286+ views
    Asia One ^ | Fri, Oct 31, 2008
    Famed author's new love is 28 years younger HE used to turn heads with sultry actress Padma Lakshmi on his arm. Now, author Sir Salman Rushdie is drawing stares again with his new lady, model Aimee Mullins. At 1.75m tall, the slender beauty is 28 years younger - and at least 5cm taller - than her portly 60-year-old beau. And they are the latest May-December pairing which has raised eyebrows. Rushdie and Mullins turned up at a Manhattan party earlier this month and guests were left in little doubt that, following the end of his fourth marriage to Lakshmi, 37,...
  • Salman Rushdie: What happens when worlds join

    07/24/2008 10:23:32 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies · 93+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/24/2008 | Todd Leopold
    ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- In Salman Rushdie's new novel, "The Enchantress of Florence," the exasperated Mughal emperor Akbar the Great agrees to let a mysterious Florentine adventurer, Mogor dell'Amore, finish a tale. But as the troublesome Mogor prepares to continue, Akbar says with a touch of venom: "A curse on all storytellers. And a pox on your children, too." It wasn't so long ago that the Indian-born author was a hunted man, placed under guard in an undisclosed location, because of an Islamic edict, or fatwa, against his life issued by Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini. All for telling a story --...
  • The new enchantress in Rushdie’s life, Part V?

    04/14/2008 12:26:34 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 19 replies · 77+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | April 13, 2008 | HT
    Four failed marriages and a string of link-ups later, Salman Rushdie may have finally found his perfect match. The Booker-winning novelist is currently believed to be happy in the company of athlete-model Aimee Mullins, 28 years younger and at least two inches taller than him. The two were seen at a Manhattan party earlier this month, where guests said they looked more than just friends — as the two would have liked others to believe. “Aimee said, ‘We’re good friends, we are close friends’. They certainly looked like they were on a date. They arrived together, left together and were...
  • Divorce from Padma Lakshmi was painful: Salman Rushdie

    04/03/2008 12:12:59 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 44 replies · 3,300+ views
    PTI ^ | 2 Apr 2008 | PTI
    LONDON: Controversial India-born author Salman Rushdie has revealed that his wife Padma Lakshmi's decision to divorce him had a crippling effect on him. Speaking for the first time of his "emotionally violent" split last year from the Chennai-born model and actress who is 23 years his junior, 60-year-old Rushdie told Tatler magazine "it provoked a crippling bout of writer's block which threatened to end my literary career." The Booker prize winning author said "I got very worried that I'd lost it because the break-up of my marriage suddenly intervened in an extremely emotionally violent way and there were two months...
  • Testing religious freedom in the West

    03/24/2008 3:54:23 AM PDT · by Clive · 4 replies · 355+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-03-24 | Colby Cosh
    On Easter Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI baptized seven new adult converts into the Roman Catholic Church as part of the ceremony surrounding the annual papal Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. The eyes of Italy were concentrated particularly on the second of the seven, a dark intellectual-looking fellow in a gray suit whose journey into the faith had been shrouded in secrecy but speculated upon for years. Not until the beginning of the evening vigil had the chief press officer of the Holy See even dared to announce his name. Shortly after 11 p.m., he and his six fellows were asked...
  • Pope To Baptize Prominent Muslim

    03/22/2008 3:18:39 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 4 replies · 408+ views
    Artorius Castus Blog ^ | 22 Mar 08 | AP
    Italy's most prominent Muslim commentator is converting to Catholicism by being baptized by the pope at an Easter vigil, the Vatican announced Saturday. Magdi Allam is the deputy editor of the Corriere della Sera newspaper and writes often on Muslim and Arab affairs. Born in Egypt, he has described himself as a non-practicing Muslim. He has long spoken out against extremism and in favor of tolerance.
  • Godrej hosts Salman Rushdie, angers Muslims [INDIA]

    01/17/2008 4:41:40 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 5 replies · 172+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 17 Jan 2008, 1533 hrs IST | The Times of India / Reuers
    MUMBAI: An Islamic group in India is asking Muslims to boycott products of a top Indian business group if its owner does not apologise for hosting author Salman Rushdie on a brief holiday this week. Rushdie stayed at the bungalow of the Godrej family while visiting Mumbai, where he was born and spent many of his early years. The author is a personal friend of the Godrejs, who are one of the big business families in India. The fact that Rushdie was invited by the Godrejs has angered the All-India Ulema Council - a national grouping of Muslim organisations -...
  • Rushdie plans to visit Israel

    11/18/2007 11:16:16 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 8 replies · 56+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 18 Nov. 2007 | PTI
    JERUSALEM: Shirking off accusations in many Muslim countries that he is a 'Mossad agent', India-born controversial author Salman Rushdie has said that he plans to visit Israel in the coming year. "May be finally I will be able to collect the payments from Mossad for all my work," Rushdie jokingly told Israeli Hebrew daily Yediot Ahronoth in an interview. "David Grossman and Amos Oz (Israeli authors) are my friends and have always tried to convince me to visit Israel. My life is already a nightmare with schedules as I have to split my time with Mumbai, New York and London...
  • 'Mohammad cartoon' publisher appalled at reaction to Rushdie's knighting

    07/11/2007 9:55:57 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 8 replies · 502+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | July 9, 2007 | Chad Groening
    'Mohammad cartoon' publisher appalled at reaction to Rushdie's knighting Chad Groening OneNewsNow.com July 9, 2007 The man responsible for publishing the controversial cartoons that angered the Islamic world almost two years ago says he's seeing similar reaction to the decision by Queen Elizabeth to knight author Salman Rushdie, who received death threats for writing The Satanic Verses. Hear this Report Flemming Rose is the cultural editor for Jyllands Posten, the Danish newspaper that published the "Mohammad cartoons" that sparked one of the most significant discussions of free speech of this generation. He sees similarities between Muslim reaction to that and...
  • 'Al-Qa'eda Will Punish UK For Rushdie Award'

    07/10/2007 3:01:41 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 861+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-10-2007 | Philip Johnston
    'Al-Qa'eda will punish UK for Rushdie award' By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor. Last Updated: 7:57pm BST 10/07/2007 Osama bin Laden’s second in command has issued a warning that Britain faces fresh terror attacks as a "punishment" for the knighthood bestowed on Salman Rushdie. Ayman al-Zawahiri helped mastermind the September 11 attacks in the US The threat - addressed directly to Gordon Brown - came in a 20-minute audio-tape posted on jihadi websites by Ayman al-Zawahiri. He threatened "a very precise response" in retaliation against Britain for having knighted the controversial novelist in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last month. Intelligence...
  • Al-Qaeda threatens 'response' to Rushdie knighthood

    07/10/2007 10:22:50 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 28 replies · 1,281+ views
    AFP ^ | July 10, 2007
    Al-Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri said on Tuesday the group is preparing a "precise response" to Britain's decision to bestow a knighthood on author Salman Rushdie. "I say to (Britain's Queen) Elizabeth and (former British Prime Minister Tony) Blair that your message has reached us and we are in the process of preparing for you a precise response," Zawahiri said in an audio recording posted on an Internet website often used by Islamic militants.