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Conflicting Perceptions of Achieving Global Dominance without Dominant International Plan for Peace

Reader comment on item: Why the Death Edict on Salman Rushdie?
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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Aug 27, 2022 at 13:56

That the death edict (fatwa) on Salman Rushdie was attempted and occured on American soil decades after its initial proclamation and protracted period of speculations of whether or not it could be acted upon, speaks to this observer volumes of where the true strength of religious aspirations lay and why were the original followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini not able to effect a consuming devotion to his position of power and follow through with its completion. This apparently speaks to the contention (even in his reviews, Dr. PIpes leads to an assertion that Rushdie's book is not easily assessed for what is essentialy an opinion expressed in a fictionalized setting, like James Mitchener's novels set in the context of, for example, the Hawaiian post Polynesian period of royal influences, which many say today, were approproiated and absorbed into the American frame of perceptions and the influences of Kameamea were lost.
In the terms of Islamic influences, there was (is) the perception that the original influences of the Quran were decidedly abated when the Ottoman empire lost its preeminance in the Middle East (something PM Erdo─čan of Turkiye seeks desparetely to reacquire) while at the same time he finds it necessary to intersect Middle East politics in preemptive actions towards Russia, Iranian Islamic Regime and its proxies; and of course, interdicting any effort of Israel's in assuming sole possession of the land promised to the descendents of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
So, where is the connection of all of this to Salman Rushdie's book on Islamic perceptions to the ruling religious dominance of the Middle East? Questioning Islam is the answer; from the international perspective around the world in the context of whether Shi'a (Iranian Islamic), Sunni (either Sa'udi, Turkish, or (?)) or other indepedent adherence to the Quran is the domant source, the source must be protected or the cause fails, in spite of the fact that its attempt to be the replacement of the Hebrew Holy Writ is still indeterminant in humanistic terms. This is where the destiny of Israel remains to be finalized and there are no more questions after Israel's promises are fully validated.

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