Islamists "Ready to Kill" Over Sir Salman- Torch Queen's Effigy!
They’re torching effigies of Queen Elizabeth in the streets of Pakistan!
The protesters carried signs today saying they were “Ready to Kill” over the Queen’s knighthood awarded Sir Salman Rushdie.
Supporters of Pakistan’s Religious Party hold a protest rally to condemn the British government awarding a knighthood to British author Salman Rushdie in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 19, 2007. Pakistan’s government summoned the British ambassador Tuesday to protest the knighthood awarded to Salman Rushdie, denouncing the author as best known for ‘offensive and insulting writings’ against Islam. (AP Photo/K.M.Chaudary)
Yesterday… Pakistani Religious Affairs Minister Ejaz-ul-Haq told parliament that the honor contributes to insulting Islam and may lead to terrorism.
Pakistani Islamists chant slogans in front of a burning effigy of Indian born author Salman Rushdie during a protest in Karachi. Muslim radicals have burned an effigy of Queen Elizabeth as Pakistan summoned the British ambassador over Rushdie’s knighthood and Iranian hardliners turned their fury on the monarch.(AFP/Asif Hassan)
The radicals want to bring Rushdie to Sharia Court.
Pakistan’s protesters chant slogans to condemn the British government for awarding a knighthood to Salman Rushdie in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 19, 2007. Pakistan’s government summoned the British ambassador Tuesday to protest the knighthood awarded to Salman Rushdie, denouncing the author as best known for ‘offensive and insulting writings’ against Islam. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
Radical Islamists proposed a motion to sever ties with Great Britian over the honor to Rushdie.
Pakistani Minister of the Provincial Assembly from the hardline Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) Amanat Shah Haqani (right-standing) presents a resolution calling for Pakistan to sever ties with Britain in Peshawar. Anger has mounted in the neighbouring Islamic republics since the British monarch gave Salman Rushdie, author of “The Satanic Verses”, the title of Sir Salman for services to literature at the weekend.(AFP/Tariq Mahmood)
The Iranian Regime also blasted the Queen’s actions:
“The United Kingdom has embarked on such an action because it imagines that it still enjoys a huge awe as a super power of the 19th century, thinking that the world still attaches importance to the titles granted by the British queen,” he continued.
“This is while all the world people, even Britons themselves, know very well that this country has now become a colony of the US administration,” the prominent lawmaker added.
There is a big protest planned for Friday in Pakistan over the Rushdie award.