Wednesday, January 19, 2005


Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?

While Japan presciently takes the "broken windows" approach to a nearby threat (see the post immediately below this one), Britain says "break all you want" to theirs:

A FATWA against the author Salman Rushdie was reaffirmed by Iran’s spiritual leader last night in a message to Muslim pilgrims.

British officials anxiously played down comments after Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told Muslims making the annual pilgrimage to Mecca that Rushdie was an apostate whose killing would be authorised by Islam, according to the Iranian media.