Behead All Those Who Insult Islam
Jihadi`s Guide to Etiquette
Rule 11: Never leave home without your matches,
effigy-hanging sticks and death threat placards. You
never know when they`ll come in handy.
In Pakistan, dutiful followers of
the jihadi guide have found a new pretext this week for
an anti-Western bonfire party: the knighting of author
Salman Rushdie in Britain. Muslim groups are burning
Queen Elizabeth and Rushdie in effigy. The Union Jack is
in flames. The
Religion of Perpetual Outrage strikes again.
It`s not just some obscure
spokesman for a "tiny minority" objecting to
Rushdie`s knighthood and leading the renewed calls for
Rushdie`s death and Britain`s submission. Pakistan`s
religious affairs minister, Mohammed ljaz ul-Haq,
bellowed: "If someone blows himself up he will
consider himself justified. How can we fight terrorism
when those who commit blasphemy are rewarded by the
West?" He says he was misunderstood, but the message
is as loud and clear as the inscriptions on
the infamous placards British Muslims waved around
during last year`s conflagration over the Danish
"Behead all those who insult
Islam. Slay those who insult Islam.
Butcher those who mock Islam."
Pakistan`s parliamentarian affairs
minister Sher Afgan Khan Niazi
piled on: "I demand the British government
immediately withdraw the title as it is creating
religious hatred." On Monday, Pakistan`s Parliament
passed a unanimous resolution
"deploring the honor as an open insult to the feelings
of the world`s 1.5 billion Muslims." Mufti
Muhammad Basheer-u-Din, Grand Mufti of Kashmir,
didn`t mince words: "Because of his blasphemy,
Salman Rushdie remains an
apostate and aggressor on Islam and punishment for
such offences is death." Lord Ahmed, the first
British Muslim member of the House of Lords,
blamed Rushdie for violence past and violence to
"This man not only
provoked violence around the world because of his
writings, but there were many people who were killed
around the world. . . . Forgiving and forgetting is one
thing, but honouring the man who has blood on his hands,
sort of, because of what he did, I think is going a bit
Yes, you see, it`s always the fault
of the accused insulter. Never the fault of the
sword-wielders, fatwa-issuers, fire-setters and blood-lusters.
It`s always the fault of the
Western "extremists." Never the fault of the
"moderate" followers of jihad.
The deaf and blind will dismiss
this latest episode of manufactured Muslim outrage as a
marginal outburst. But Rushdie, the
target of death threats dating back to 1988 over his
book The Satanic Verses,
seen enough performances of Jihad Theater to take proper
precautions. He has requested police protection after an
Iranian group put a $150,000 bounty on his head. Forouz
Raja`ee-Far, secretary general of the Headquarters for
Honoring the Martyrs of Islam World Movement, offered
because, after all, "it is an obligation for all
Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie even if he repents from
the bottom of his heart and becomes the pious man of the
What does the Council on
American-Islamic Relations have to say? Their website
has a special "incitement
watch" and "action
alerts" section for its (dwindling number of)
members—but as of Tuesday afternoon, not a peep about
the incitement of hatred and violence against Rushdie.
They`ll eventually pay lip service to
The Religion of Peace, but do not forget Rule No. 5
in the jihadi`s guide to etiquette: "You can lie if
you do this for jihad."
Pakistani government officials are
bleating about the need for
"interfaith understanding" and sensitivity. In
Washington for meetings with the Bush administration,
Pakistan`s foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri
cooed: "When we talk of a globalized world, we
have to be sensitive to each other`s concerns."
As anyone with their eyes open
through Rushdie`s ordeal, the deadly
Mohammed cartoons riots, the calls for
beheading the Pope,
Oriana Fallaci, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and defiant,
ex-Muslim apostates around the world knows:
"Sensitivity" in the jihadi world is a one-way,
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