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Sir Salman Rushdie Verses Iran

by | 17th, June 2007

MAYBE if Salman Rushdie’s next book could be about blowing up Israel, nuclear bombs and how very tall and dapper Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is, a balance can be attained?

Says Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini on the matter of Rusdie’s knighthood:

“Giving a medal to someone who is among the most detested figures in the Islamic community is… a blatant example of the anti-Islamism of senior British officials.

“The measure that has taken place for paying tribute to this apostate and detested figure will definitely put British statesmen and officials at odds with Islamic societies, the emotions and sentiments of which have again been provoked.”

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