greg (grysar) wrote,

So, Pakistan has apparently formally complained that Salman Rushdie has been knighted.

Just as a quick note, if you want to do a classy poke in the eye against radical Islam, this is a good way to do it. Unlike the original cartoons, there's nothing remotely bigoted here. Interestingly, while governments have griped, there hasn't yet been any violent protests. I guess we'll see if this keeps up.

I need to actually read Rushdie. Although, when I've heard him on NPR I liked him.

Addendum: Pokes in the eye aren't nearly as important as actual policy change though. Apparently Human Rights Watch was able to stay (hopefully indefinitely) a stoning for "immoral" behavior in Iran. I link to the Broadsheet's coverage not so much because this is unusual, but just to note for the record that human rights groups do care about women in Islamic countries.
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