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Was it a mistake to give Salman Rushdie a knighthood in todays climate.
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vancam
Jun 17, 2007
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Yes it will only lengthen the divide.


vancam
Jun 22, 2007
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Rebuttal to: reezer Show

I found this television debate that was held in Britain today and although our debate on the topic seems overwhelmingly resolved I thought it might be of interest to you for reference...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEVA4EAP_S0

It is interesting and the people debating I think are very informative and intelligent in regards to the subject. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Regards

VanCam

 
pykello
Oct 11, 2007
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Rebuttal to: ctgretzky99 Show

As far as I know, what Salman Rushdi wrote included some direct insults to Muslims. For example, describing a "b*tch house" (I don't know it is the correct word?) in which the names of b*tches were taken from Muhammad's wives' names.
I think any other person with some belief would not stand such insults.

 
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No Salman Rushdie completely deserves to be a Knight.


vancam
Jun 17, 2007
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The whole point of becoming a Knight is because in some way you have proved your worth but it has nothing to do with religion and should remain so.

 
henthorn
Jun 17, 2007
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Any attempt by the British system to show support for integration with moderate Islam, and show distaste for radical factions, is a definate plus as far as I'm concerned.

 
reezer
Jun 17, 2007
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I *still* don't know what it was about _The Satanic Verses_ that got the Muslim world so pissed off.

 
nbcrusader
Jun 18, 2007
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Failing to grant knighthood would be an act of political correctness and a victory for extremist views.

 
ctgretzky99
Jun 19, 2007
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rolling eyes emoticon here When are the Islamic people going to accept that there are more than the single religion of theirs in the world.

This is beginning to be a "war of religions" with the continual posturing of these beliefs, and the way they want to thrust these beliefs on all.

I dont care if you worship jesus, allah, buddah or a purple donkey. Thats the way it should be. Live and let live.





 


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