Those baying for a poor Pakistani Christian woman’s blood accusing her of blasphemy seem to have totally ignored the noble Messenger’s (pbuh) own conduct in such cases.
Not all Western writers have succumbed to Islamophobia. This has become evident in the way some writers, among them Francine Prose (shown in photo) and Peter Carey have reacted to PEN American Center's award to the Islamophobic magazine Charlie Hebdo. They have decided to boycott the award ceremony on May 5 in New York.
To be a European Muslim by Tariq Ramadan. Pub: The Islamic Foundation, Leicester, UK, 1999. Pp: 272. Pbk: £5.95.
The last few weeks have seen the stirrings of what may become the basis for another world-wide Muslim protest movement like those about the Rushdie fitna and the Danish cartoons insulting the Prophet (saw). Beaufort House, a minor publisher in the US, has published a sleazy work of fiction called The Jewel of Medina, by Sherry Jones, which has been described as a work of “soft porn” set in the time of the Prophet and taking a bowdlerised version of the life of Hadhrat A’isha (r.a.) as its theme.
South Africa, to its great credit, has taken firm steps to introduce some of the world’s toughest anti-smoking laws to the undisguised alarm of the tobacco companies, which have declared total war on the initiative, assembling some bizarre foot-soldiers, including Slaman Rushdie’s ghost to defeat it.
Days before Iran’s foreign minister Kamal Kharazi met his British counterpart Robin Cook in New York on September 24 agreeing to restore full diplomatic relations, the British media had launched a campaign linking this to the Salman Rushdie saga.
A well-known and respected French scholar, Roger Garaudy, is on trial in the land of ‘liberty’ and ‘fraternity’ for publishing a thoroughly researched and schorlarly work on the mythical foundations of Israeli policy...
Well known for his unreserved support for the Islamic Revolution of Iran and its chief exponent to the outside world, Dr. Kalim Siddiqui, the late founder-leader of The Muslim Parliament in Britain, believed that the Muslim world needed a series of revolutions.
Let me acknowledge at once that there now exists a state of war between the 'progressives', whose representation of 'European values' Rushdie finds 'attractive', and those 'in revolt against history'. The latter Rushdie rightly and accurately names as 'Siddiquis and Hizbollahs and blind sheikhs and ayatollahs'.
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