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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 RJ (United Kingdom), Jul 1, 2007 at 03:20

I am always a bit amazed when people of faith complain about books, plays of movies who question or challenge their beliefs. If they beleive in an all-powerful god, how can a feeble publication harm their god or faith? Satanic Verses was a boring book which would have remained unheard of if Muslim extremists hadn't given it free publicity!

The real reason why they complain is that they are opposed to freedom and wish to inflict their ideas on the rest of us. Muslim countries are amongst the most oppressive in the world, with little freedom or justice. Which is why so many people wish to flee from them to more enlighten lands.

Despite my comments i do not support the USA led war. This is helping Islamic extremists. Having an unethical war - the aim of which is to steal Arab oil - can only lead to more terror and more militancy.


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