27
Jun
07

Rushdie the Blasphemous Part#1

March 2001 California, actor Billie crystal sneaked out from behind the huge Oscar statues. The audience in the big hall was giggling at his gestures. He remarked ‘Thank God these statues are not in Afghanistan. The audience broke in to laughter. His politically charged remark was an indication to the demolishment of the Idols that was carried out by the Talibans at that time.  The so called civilized countries of the world went on criticizing the wrong doing of the Afghan Govt. of that time. But the Talibans rejected all the criticisms by saying that it is their internal affair and there are hardly any Buddhists left in the country so we are doing no harm to any Afghani. On this particular comment the so called civilized countries added that any action that will harm the religious beliefs of the people living in this world is unacceptable in a civilized society.  June 2007 Salman Rushdie was given the honor of Knight Hood by the Queen of England despite the amount of hate the whole Muslim community hold for the man and the current fragile situation of peace in the world.

 

Born in Mumbai, India Rushdie became the most loathed person among the Muslims through out the world. For those who believed that Bush took away the reputation of a villain in the Muslim world after nine eleven were proven wrong when the ‘Queen’ decided to honor the writer for his years of so called endeavor in literature. Now the question arises what need was felt by the queen or her advisers to honor the infamous writer. What is the criterion to honor a British citizen with knight hood? Does she ponder the level of popularity in the masses for instance Sir Sean Corner and Sir Roger Moore (are legendary British actors and both of them played bond at their times). Some people say that the old lady has nothing useful to do at this age so she ‘honor’ people with knighthood.(as someone like cricketer ‘Sir’ Alec Stewart was also awarded knighthood after retirement and now its David sexy pants Beckham who will soon be Sir David for his achievements in the football world)

 

So the question arises that he must be really good at what he does or he must not have been given the honor. Eh? Personally I don’t really think so, as Alec Stewart was not a big hot shot cricketer. We have dozens of Alec Stewarts that come and go. But I am sure they must have found some thing in Rush die’s work that they have awarded him this great honor. Another point of view is that people like me should mind their own business as this subject is an internal matter. Ok!! Fair enough. If Hollywood awards Pamela Anderson for being the best porn star of the century I have nothing to object because it has nothing to do with me and most importantly my beliefs. If you are going to award Ahud Olmert the noble price I may find the decision totally absurd but won’t say a word because it is not affecting my religious beliefs. But if you are going to award some one like Rushdie who has dishonored my Prophet (SAW) and violated the basic principle of respect for religious beliefs I will not allow it. No sir.

 

 [to be continued………]

 

 

 

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6 Responses to “Rushdie the Blasphemous Part#1”


  1. June 28, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    //But if you are going to award some one like Rushdie who has dishonored my Prophet (SAW) and violated the basic principle of respect for religious beliefs I will not allow it. No sir//. What does this mean?
    My problem with this statement is that Rushdie is Sir Rushdie now, there is no going back on this whether we like it or not. What will happen is that some poor people would take law into their hands and will suffer due to that. Some religious leaders would instigate people who would endanger their lives for this cause. Fanatics from other religions would use this as a pretext to spread hatred. We have to make ourselves powerful to be heard. As long as people are not economically strong nobody pays any attention to them. China gets away with whatever it wants to do because it can hurt other powerful economies. By using violent means we end up hurting ourselves.
    Rushdie was born in Mumbai and India was the first country to ban ‘Satanic Verses’. I don’t think this approach works. We end up giving free publicity to these illtimed and illadvised events.
    The Bamiyan Budhas shouldn’t have been demolished because they were a part of cultural heritage of mankind. The way Mohanjodaro and Harappa civilazation is important to the whole world. When fanatics demolished Babri masjid it was a black day in the history of Indian history but that doesn’t justify the demolishing of temples. An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.

  2. June 28, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    I intentionally divided the article in 2 parts so that i can cover this topic and talk on issues that you have raised in ur comments. therefore I will try answering your questions in the 2nd part of my post.

    Besides this I want to make one more thing clear that when i mentioned the nationalty of Ruhdie I didn meant any disrespect to India. if I sounded that way and anyone was offended thn plzaccept my appology.

  3. June 29, 2007 at 8:34 am

    Thanks Ammar. I still maintain that violence does not help but after commenting on your post I read a brief summary of Satanic Verses. I found it offensive, more than I had expected.

  4. June 30, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    I think I would better wait for the next post and then comment on this.

  5. 5 lubz
    July 1, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    I actually was bit surprised when i saw Rushdiie being awarded with knighthood, and was very amused when our dear pakistani parliment banned the Queen from so..as if she gonna listen to what third world Muslim country will say..later i realized, to hell with it, i wont respect Rushie even if he become the king of England and im sure no Muslim would..so does it really matter if he is bestowed with a knighthood since for millions he is STILL a villian…

  6. July 2, 2007 at 10:19 am

    Besides the topic… Pam Anderson is not a porn star. Jenna Jameson however might be able to secure that award.


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