Knighthood goes to author Rushdie
25-Jun-2008 (5 comments)

Author Salman Rushdie has been knighted by the Queen in London for his services to literature. Muslims around the world condemned the award when it was announced last year in the Monarch's Birthday Honours list. Sir Salman, 61, who has written a number of acclaimed books, went into hiding in 1989 after the publication of his book The Satanic Verses. The novel sparked widespread protests by Muslims and Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against him.

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Rosie T.

See my newsfeed a few below Goffer's and check out the link

by Rosie T. on

attached to it from jj's blog series last year called "Me and Rushdie".  This is how the Rushdie craze started here.  JJ was the one who translated the fatwa and shortly thereafter left IRI.  So the fatwa had a huge influence on both men's lives.  It isn't really so much about Rushdie as about Rushdie and JJ. Actually Rushdie's knighthood is not even new news.  If you people want to get into a big discussion about Rushdie's merits or flaws as a writer and/or human that's fine but that wasn't what I was thinking about when I posted the original newsfeed and I would take a wild guess that that wasn't what Goffer was thinking about either. As I said below, now it's Sir Rushdie and Yes sir, JJ. :o)




by Hajminator on


I read Rushdi's book, it's really a bull shit rambling of a drug-addicted. Really, if Khomeini hadn't given his Fatwa to assasinate the guy and that this story hadn't become a planetary conviction of something unfair against a poor man her majesty would had never accept him even as a manservant.


Dime a dozen

by Anonymouse on


Good To Hear

by Zion on

He deserves it. He is a great writer and I have a lot of respect for him, and his defense of freedom.

Rosie T.

Well of course he's a knight but it is the fatwa which made him

by Rosie T. on

both world famous and a hero, and as I showed below since it was jj who was involved in issuing the fatwa, as birds of a feather they flock together and their destinies are inextricably bound , (shortly after issuing the fatwa jj left), I say:

 jj must be knighted too.  Then he will be Sir JJ.

As in yes sir,  JJ, when he gets bossy moderating blogs.  Come to think of it, maybe he has already been knighted.