Telegraph 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". And in Iran, a senior cleric told worshippers at Friday prayers that the fatwa against Mr Rushdie was still valid.
Never cancel death fatwas until they are carried out.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.
Anythingg seems to insult Muslims. They must be very unsure of their faith. A lot of people attempt to demean Christians with much worse things, but we know that our God is above it all, and so is His Son. Abd I don't see how he insulted 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?"
About the same thing we said when people danced in the street cheering after 9/11. But we did not kill anyone over the dancing.His words follow that of the Pakistani religious affairs minister Ijaz ul-Haq who said the move to honour Mr Rushdie justified suicide bombings.
Will the Pakistani religious affairs minister Ijaz ul-Haq demonstrate by blowing himself up? I didn't think so.