Hat tip, Hot Air
Sugiero: Because if the author of "The Satanic Verses", Sir Salman Rushdie, got knighted why shouldn't mass murderers like Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar and the Taliban leader get the "sir"-title?
This logical deduction was processed by a religious Pakistani parliamentarian:
Islamabad - A hard-line Pakistani parliamentarian and head of a religious political party on Wednesday demanded a "sir" title for Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, in retaliation for Britain knighting author Salman Rushdie.
"Muslims should confer the 'sir' title and all other awards on bin Laden and Mullah Omar in reply to Britain's shameful decision to knight Rushdie," Sami ul Haq, leader of the pro-Taliban Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, said in a statement, referring also to the leader of the Taliban.
Of course Rushdie never killed anyone, a nuance that seems to have escaped Our Pakistani friend. Meanwhile, Bush is contemplating a pow wow with the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by Hasan al-Banna, a 22-year-old elementary school teacher, as an Islamic revivalist movement following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the subsequent ban of the caliphate system of government that had united the Muslims for hundreds of years. Al-Banna based his ideas that Islam was not only a religious observance, but a comprehensive way of life, on the tenets of Wahhabism, better known today as "Islamism", and he supplemented the traditional Islamic education for the Society's male students with jihadia training.
"Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."—Muslim Brotherhood
They seem friendly enough.
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