Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Irony Alert

"The west is accusing Muslims of extremism and terrorism. If someone exploded a bomb on his body he would be right to do so unless the British government apologises and withdraws the 'sir' title."
-- Mohammed Ijaz ul-Haq, Pakistan's religious affairs minister, on the knighting of Salman Rushdie
OK, you're offended by the notion that "Westerners" think of Muslims as extremists or terrorists, so you try to refute the claim by suggesting that a bomb attack would be a good idea?

He didn't just shoot himself in the foot; he emptied the clip! Is he really so stupid that he doesn't see how his comments reinforce the stereotype of the extremist, terrorist Muslim? Or maybe he was foolish enough to think no one over here in the West would notice?

Please tell me there are some Muslims out there who believe this guy just did them a great disservice.

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