Monday, June 18, 2007
Iran Condemns Knighthood for Rushdie
Britain's decision to knight Salmon Rushdie was condemned Sunday by Iran. He was the author who was forced into hiding for a decade after the leader of the Iranian revolution ordered his assassination. "The Satanic Verses" sparked the death threat. He insulted the Muslim world, During a time of especially tense relations between the Islamic republic and the West, he made his comments, and it did not go over well at all. Hosseini, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, said that awarding a person who is among the most detested characters in the Islamic society is obvious proof of anti-Islamism by ranking British oficials.