Monday, August 29, 2005

Britain - Rushdie Blames Bush for Radicals

Muslim radicals that is.

Rushdie, who won the Booker Prize with his novel Midnight’s Children, went on to blame President George Bush for much of the radicalism in the Muslim world and said he had managed to spark a jihad — religious war — against the West.

“In the 1950s and 1960s, in Kashmir, there was no radical Islam,” he said. “It was a tolerant, a mystical type of Islam. Bush has now done what Bin Laden failed to do in starting a jihad.

Rushdie seems to have missed out on a few decades. The attacks on American embassies in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole came before Bush was in office. And 9/11 happened just after Bush took office and long before Afghanistan or Iraq.

Perhaps Rushdie chould also explain why al Qaeda tried to crash a plane into parliament on 9/11? I dont't think Bush and Blair had even met yet.

What does Rushdie think bin Laden was planning to do with the thousands of al Qaeda terrorists he was training in Afghanistan while Clinton was in office? Wage peace?

Also in the article is this little nugget.

Senior Muslims who have recently appeared to support terrorism include Yaqub Zaki, deputy leader of the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, who said earlier this month he would be “very happy” if there were a terrorist attack on Downing Street.

Is Zaki on the list for deportation?

Did you know there was a Muslim Parliament of Great Britain?


Zaki may be on the list soon.

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