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Salman Rushdie

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Submitted by Imdad Ali (Pakistan), Jun 27, 2007 at 02:00

Indeed, Salman Rushdie is awarded knighthood on his notorious work ‘Satanic Verses". Literally speaking, it is controversial debate whether satanic verses are genuinely literally work or personal criticism against Islam and Holy prophet and holy Angels. He ought to remain impersonal but he followed Dryden who used to criticize his friends and foes on trifling issues. It is standard yardstick of literature not to distort universal facts and figure and avoids personal criticism. But this book is saturated with gross anomalies and bundle of lies. I am lucky enough to read satanic verses which is absurd concoction, and pack of lies.

It is contradiction of history as well as religion. It was deliberately written in the perspective to injure sentiments and feelings of the Muslim Community. At any stage, this book can not be called literary work. For sake of popularity and to appease Anti- Islamic forces, he has done conspicuous blunder, which should have been condemned, but strangely, it was decorated with Knight Hood, as though Salman Rushdie has conquered peak of Himalaya.

In West every body enjoys freedom of expression, but nobody is permitted to speak on Holocaust, because it injures sentiments of the Jews. But on the contrary, same approach is not adopted for Muslims. Who so ever vent out his anger and anguish against Salman Rushdie, he is dubbed as a fundamentalist and Islamist.


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