69 million page views

Weakness in Retaliation that Does Not Have Enough Justification - Validation of Fatwa Serving Selfish Purposes

Reader comment on item: Salman Rushdie Was Never Safe
in response to reader comment: Retaliation Is Needed

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Aug 21, 2022 at 15:03

That it took thirty three years for a child of Islamic influences to summon the visceral motivation that an aging Islamic intellectual could not bring about himself in his ordering a criminal hit against an opposing opinion regarding religion seems to be a weak argument to call for retaliation. What does that accomplish except to give an artificial validation of a premise that is centuries in the making, but has little chance of ever claiming truth.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Weakness in Retaliation that Does Not Have Enough Justification - Validation of Fatwa Serving Selfish Purposes by M Tovey

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2022 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)