Monday, 18 June 2007
I have always been amused at the ability of fellow politicians to lose all sense of perspective at various times, but the comments of a Pakistani politician about Salman Rushdie being knighted really go beyond the pail. Their religious affairs minister suggested today that the decision of the British to give Rushdie a knighthood justified suicide bombers! This is a disgrace, and coming from a country which is meant to be an ally in the so called war on terror is frankly astounding. I trust that the Pakistani government will dispense with his services forthwith to show that such comments are wholly and totally unacceptable. All right thinking people, in all right thinking worlds, should be appalled by this.