Tit for Tat

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Son: ‘Daddy, what will the British feel if we knight Bin Laden with Hilal-e-Jura’at (Honor of Courage)’

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24 Comments so far

  1. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 3:14 am

    I guess, first, they will have hypertension, that will directly effect their kidneys and brain..side by side, their GIT will get upset and they will have symptoms coming on like cramping….and they can finally have acute renal failure. There are also fair chances of getting acute hemorrhagic MI :) , so kuch bhi mehsos kar saktay hain.


  2. SELF (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 5:11 am

    lol…English feeling anything? That’ll be the day…they are a very cold people…


  3. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 12:59 pm

    No, i think they look cold, but from inside they are emotional as we are. Plus their reactions are always more structured :) unlike ours, farq saaf zahir hai.


  4. cubano (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 4:37 pm

    How are the two comparable? One is a writer who has arguably insulted people with his writing. The other is a terrorist who has admitted his role in killing civilians and continues to support killing people. Wouldn’t it be more appropriate to have someone write a rebuttal for the Rushdie book, or perhaps even find a writer whose material would infuriate Britain and then give them an honorary award of some sort instead of honoring Osama. Honoring Osama and taking jibes at the English to get back at Britain is idiotic.


  5. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 5:23 pm

    Comparison between two objects is always on basis of two things, either the things are similar (i.e. comapred to) or there are some differences as well as similarities (i.e. compared with). In this case of comparison, i think both have similar qualities of being controvertial, notorious etc etc (to be specific). And with regards to your suggestion, i think ….their gov. did it and ….and as a reaction ppl would expect our gov to do it. So, here u can say its gov. versus gov. :) .

    Anyhow, in my opinion, freedom of expression should not be voilated in any case. Hamara maqsad logo ko larana nahi, milana hona chahye…i wish i could quote that senior journalist, who talked about ethics of journalism etc. …during GEO ban type days.


  6. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 6:48 pm

    Interestingly a group called Ulema Council of Pakistan has already awarded the title of “Saifullah” to Osama Bin Laden.

    http://www.dawn.com/2007/06/22/top16.htm

    Ulema Council honours Osama

    ISLAMABAD, June 21: The Pakistan Ulema Council on Thursday awarded its highest honour to Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, saying it was in reaction to Britain’s knighthood for writer Salman Rushdie.

    “We are pleased to award the title of Saifullah to Osama bin Laden after the British government’s decision to bestow the title of ‘Sir’ on blasphemer Rushdie,” the council’s chairman Maulana Tahir Ashrafi told AFP.

    “This is the highest title for a Muslim warrior.”–AFP

    @ CUBANO:

    I strongly disagree to your statement … They are comapreable as they both are communicators …. but use different methods of communications.

    Osama was not involved in any terrorism (Innocent until proven guilty) … they mighty American & Western forces are yet to provide any prove to the world about his involvement in any terrorism activity.


  7. Opee (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

    Bachpan say.. we are taught via our first poems. Sufi Tabassum farmatay hain:

    Aisay ko taisa, tum mera luddo lo gay, main tumhara paisa, aisay ko taisa..

    We born with it. Can’t help taking revenge no matter if things are related or not, we make them related, somehow, one way or the other. :)


  8. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 1:20 am

    What if our Government rewards Ahmadinejad for denying Holocaust!! What would be the reaction in the west?


  9. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 2:54 am

    Reaction would be irritable bowel syndrome ;)


  10. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 2:56 am

    lol! no doubt on that


  11. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 3:03 am

    :D


  12. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 3:30 am

    However, the opinion on writing an antidote to Rushdie’s works is worth-considering. What do ya say?


  13. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 3:33 am

    I think somebody must have did it already :) , got to search.


  14. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 3:47 am

    share the results please!


  15. JayJay (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 6:54 pm

    To write an “antidote”, you will have to first read The Stanic Verses, a thick, highly philosophical and boring book. I have to fight with myself to read through the book after first few pages. If nothing else, boredom will kill you but I personally did not find anything blasphemous when I read it more than 12 years ago.

    Anyway, how can one write an “antidote” to a work of fiction, beats me.


  16. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 10:04 pm

    I just read an excerpt :( …. uncontroable imagination beyond boundaries results in such consequences as he is facing now.


  17. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 10:32 pm

    Someone wrote a book by name of Rushdie: Haunted by his unholdy ghost. I am unable to find author’s name and whereabouts of this book.


  18. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on June 30th, 2007 @ 12:31 am

    @JayJay: Valid Question. Antidote to fiction should also be fiction or reality? I’m thinking!


  19. SELF (unregistered) on June 30th, 2007 @ 10:59 am
  20. SELF (unregistered) on June 30th, 2007 @ 11:33 am

    Contents – Part I

    Early attacks on Islam and the holy prophet(sa) 11

    Comparison of attacks 12
    The shadows behind Rushdie 13

    The crusades 15

    Crusades, colonialism and imperialism 17
    Islamic comparison 18

    Hatred for Islam 21

    Literary attacks on Islam 24

    Colonialism and Christianity 25
    Superior western culture ? 26
    Muslim liberal thought 27

    The appearance of the reformer of the age 30

    Disappointment and fear of the west 31
    Point of contention 32
    Comparison 32

    Plans to reconstruct Muslim thought 34

    The new liberal ‘scholar’ 35
    Islam’s self-sufficiency 35

    The western orientalists 38

    Maxime Rodinson 38
    Allegations against the prophet 38
    Attacks on the holy qur’an 41
    Dr Norman Daniel 42
    Image of Islam (1100-1350) 42
    Death of the prophet 44
    Self-indulgence 44
    Coercive effigy 45
    Similarity of the orientalists 46
    Professor William Montgomery Watt 47

    New breed of ‘scholars’ 49

    Dr Michael Nazir-Ali 49
    Similar attacks 49
    Contemporary attacks 50

    New world order 51

    Muhammad’s character maligned 52
    Satanic influences 52
    Background to westernised ‘elite’ 53


  21. SELF (unregistered) on June 30th, 2007 @ 11:34 am

    CONTENTS – PART II

    SALMAN RUSHDIE – A BRIEF LIFE-SKETCH 54

    SALMAN RUSHDIE – THE MAKING OF AN OGRE 55

    GRIMUS 55
    MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN 58
    SHAME 63
    THE SATANIC VERSES 67

    THE FICTION OF THE SATANIC VERSES 70

    MAXIME RODINSON 71
    DR NAZIR ALI 72
    MONTGOMERY WATT 72
    KAREN ARMSTRONG 73

    RUSHDIE’S TREATMENT OF THE SATANIC VERSES 75

    SALMAN FARSI 76
    FURTHER ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE PROPHET 78

    BLASPHEMY, APOSTASY AND HERESY 81

    THE ‘BURNING’ ISSUE SURROUNDING THE SATANIC VERSES 81
    BLASPHEMY AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH 82
    THE TEACHING IN THE BIBLE 82
    COMPARISON WITH RUSHDIE 83
    BLASPHEMY IN THE 20TH CENTURY 85
    ISLAMIC TEACHING ON BLASPHEMY 87

    THE MEDIA GOES TO TOWN OVER THE FATWA 90

    RELIGION CONFUSED WITH CULTURE ? 90
    FAIR COMMENT BY THE MEDIA 93

    RUSHDIE TURNED INTO AN ICON 95

    RUSHDIE FOREWARNED 96
    A MOST POIGNANT OBSERVATION 96
    AUTHOR OF HIS OWN DESTINY 97

    RUSHDIE’S DEFENCE OF THE SATANIC VERSES 99

    RUSHDIE ISSUES STATEMENT 100
    RUSHDIE’S SUPERFICIAL REVERSAL 100
    HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES 105
    EAST, WEST 106

    RUSHDIE BEGINS TO COME OUT IN THE OPEN 107

    NOBEL PRIZE FOR RUSHDIE ? 109
    WHO KILLED THE WRITER ? 109

    CONCLUSION 111

    THE FUTURE 113

    Tolerance is a two-way street 114

    EPILOGUE 118


  22. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 30th, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

    Thanx. I knew it, but dint want to post it :)


  23. SELF (unregistered) on June 30th, 2007 @ 11:51 pm

    OK, somone took Ijazul Haq’s hint;

    Blazing car crashes into airport

    A car on fire has been driven at the main terminal building at Glasgow Airport.
    Eyewitnesses have described a Jeep Cherokee being driven at speed towards the building with flames coming out from underneath.

    They have also described seeing two Asian men, one of whom was on fire, who had been in the car.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6257194.stm


  24. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 1st, 2007 @ 1:14 am

    sad :(



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