Pakistan supports suicide bombers in regard to Salman Rushdie's knighthood
June 20, 2007 3:29am CST
but they don't seem to give a toss about the 75 victims of a suicide bomber in Baghdad. On one hand they get into righteous indignation about Rushdie's knighthood, something that's of minimal importance to the world overall, let alone the Muslim world, while on the other hand they make no outcry about the deaths of 75 people who did nothing but go shopping yesterday. Apparently the death of Salman Rushdie is of far importance to Pakistan than the innocent deaths of 75 people. Where is there logic?
• New Zealand
21 Jun 07
Afraid so. How can it change? They don't seem interested in peace. I never know whether we're seeing the real thing on the tv news when we see hundreds of shouting Arabic people 'demonstrating' against the latest nasty thing the West has done. I always wonder how so many of them get the time off work! But they seem to spend an awful lot of time in protest, if the tv is to be believed at all.
• United States
20 Jun 07
But it is NOT logical. It is emotional, but without compassion. It is territorial and self-righteous without humility. I wonder at other sects, and what would happen if they reacted to their detractors like the radical elements of Islam did to Rushdie. I belong to one of those churches/sects that comes under fire now and again from certain fundamentalist groups, and am glad my people learned that whole turn the other cheek thing.