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It's the Humor

Reader comment on item: Salman Rushdie and British Backbone
in response to reader comment: What's the big deal with the Satanic Verses, anyway?

Submitted by Yuval Brandstetter MD (Israel), Jun 28, 2007 at 16:56

The Satanic verses is a hilarious book in the order of magnitude of Catch 22. It does worse than blaspheme. It makes fun of, parody of, a joke of, Islamic and other excesses. Muslims have no sense of humor, unless by humor you mean a pile of bodies blown apart by a laughing suicide martyr.

That's why they hate him. He refuses to take Muhammad or his made-up-religion seriously. Its a great book though, and one day Rushdie will get the Nobel (But then again, maybe not, seeing that Scandinavia is overrun by Islamists.)


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