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(Independent)   Price goes up on Salman Rushdie's head for writing "The Satanic Verses," defiling Padma Lakshmi   (independent.co.uk ) divider line 84
    More: Asinine, Salman Rushdie, Iranians, Ayatollah Khomeini, Open House Weekend  
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2012-09-17 03:33:47 AM  
Mmmm....Padma.

www.bittenandbound.com

www.film.com

3.bp.blogspot.com



www.bollywoodmovies.us

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-17 05:49:41 AM  
from $2.8m to $3.3m

Oh, well that makes all the difference. Call Boba Fett. What is it with these people getting all pissy about their religion?
 
2012-09-17 06:33:17 AM  
Well, that should help his book sales.
 
2012-09-17 06:36:38 AM  

Mugato: from $2.8m to $3.3m

Oh, well that makes all the difference. Call Boba Fett. What is it with these people getting all pissy about their religion?


It gives something for people to violent about. In Islamic countries it is religion. In Europe it is football. In America it is religion, football, getting cut off in traffic, socialism, having an in grown toenail, being black and eating skittles, etc.
 
2012-09-17 06:36:58 AM  
An Iranian religious body has increased the reward offered for killing the British author Salman Rushdie from $2.8m to $3.3m, according to local newspapers.

Hunh...I would have though that between 1989 and now there would have been a clear depreciation on the item in question.

I guess not.
 
2012-09-17 06:38:30 AM  
thought
 
2012-09-17 06:40:19 AM  
If people really thought that they could collect the money he would have been dead for years. At some point your organization's inability to get stuff done just makes you look weak & pathetic.
 
2012-09-17 06:49:01 AM  

Mugato: What is it with these people getting all pissy about their religion?


Because they've realized that people suddenly care enough to riot against or apologize for heretical works.
Its about the politics in the end. Whatever makes the west look weak or evil is in Iran's favor. It doesn't matter to them if people die in the process.
 
2012-09-17 06:49:44 AM  
Padama-may or Panda-Bear what whatever the hell her name is...

tvmedia.ign.com

/hotlinked
 
2012-09-17 06:50:03 AM  

Mugato: from $2.8m to $3.3m

Oh, well that makes all the difference. Call Boba Fett. What is it with these people getting all pissy about their religion?


... suddenly I want a statue of Salman Rushdie frozen in carbonite.
 
2012-09-17 06:51:04 AM  
Cat Stevens last seen cleaning his rifle and humming "Peace Train" ironically.
 
2012-09-17 06:51:12 AM  

Mugato: from $2.8m to $3.3m

Oh, well that makes all the difference. Call Boba Fett. What is it with these people getting all pissy about their religion?


That particular fatwa had nothing to do with blasphemy, and everything to do with a thinly veiled caricature of Khomeini being a main character. fark those assholes.
 
2012-09-17 06:59:49 AM  

grimeystubs: Mugato: from $2.8m to $3.3m

Oh, well that makes all the difference. Call Boba Fett. What is it with these people getting all pissy about their religion?

It gives something for people to violent about. In Islamic countries it is religion. In Europe it is football. In America it is religion, football, getting cut off in traffic, socialism, having an in grown toenail, being black and eating skittles, etc.


Are you saying people need little reason to get angry and start a fight? Even us Europeans? You farker. I'm going to go round to your place and farking deck you, then stamp on your head and set fi...

/dammit
 
2012-09-17 07:07:23 AM  
Mr. Rushdie yawns, continues boinking whichever starlet he's with this week.
 
2012-09-17 07:17:39 AM  
Sal Bass?
 
2012-09-17 07:24:17 AM  

pag1107: Mr. Rushdie yawns, continues boinking whichever starlet he's with this week.


If I recall, when the hit was initially put out on him it did cost one his publishing staff their lives.
Three mil is alot of cash to impoverished people.

/Altho I wonder how anyone's going to collect on that if they actually succeed.
/It hardly pays the legal fees, here.
 
2012-09-17 07:45:19 AM  

way south: Mugato: What is it with these people getting all pissy about their religion?

Because they've realized that people suddenly care enough to riot against or apologize for heretical works.
Its about the politics in the end. Whatever makes the west look weak or evil is in Iran's favor. It doesn't matter to them if people die in the process.


No, it actually is about their religion. Maybe you haven't been watching the news but Islam is a serious problem.
 
2012-09-17 07:49:11 AM  
He can't be too hard to find, considering he's talking to Matt Lauer right now.
 
2012-09-17 08:01:27 AM  
i.qkme.me 

/Satanic Verses sucks anyway
 
2012-09-17 08:12:14 AM  
What is the price on Mo's head? Buck three eighty?
 
2012-09-17 08:13:23 AM  
images.45cat.com
Impressed.
 
2012-09-17 08:25:31 AM  
 
2012-09-17 08:27:08 AM  

grimeystubs: Mugato: from $2.8m to $3.3m

Oh, well that makes all the difference. Call Boba Fett. What is it with these people getting all pissy about their religion?

It gives something for people to violent about. In Islamic countries it is religion. In Europe it is football. In America it is religion, football, getting cut off in traffic, socialism, having an in grown toenail, being black and eating skittles, etc.


see...now your comment made me all stabby.
i hate skittles
 
2012-09-17 08:32:34 AM  
"Something has gone wrong inside the Muslim world," Rushdie continued. Just a few decades ago, he said, major cities in the Arab and Muslim world were outward-looking. But "in the last half century, these cultures seem to have slid backwards into medievalism and represssion. ... It is one of the great self-inflicted wounds."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/09/17/161260084/rushdie-decr i es-mindset-of-the-fanatic-that-sparks-anti-american-protests

From Salman's interview on NPR this morning. Don't worry, Salman Rushdie. The Christians caught the Derp-a-Derp too.
 
2012-09-17 08:32:47 AM  

macadamnut:  

/Satanic Verses sucks anyway


I liked it, but it's not as good as Midnight's Children.
 
2012-09-17 08:33:34 AM  

macadamnut: [i.qkme.me image 400x300] 

/Satanic Verses sucks anyway


I'm only about 75 pages in, but I'm enjoying it so far.
 
2012-09-17 08:34:35 AM  
I tried the Salman Rushdie once. Overcooked and way underseasoned. Try the veal.

/It's the best in the city.
 
2012-09-17 08:39:06 AM  
I suspect the hit would have already been carried out if they just would've put the reward in terms those luddites could understand ... three goats, twelve laying hens, four cows and a an ox.
 
2012-09-17 08:49:13 AM  

grimeystubs: Mugato: from $2.8m to $3.3m

Oh, well that makes all the difference. Call Boba Fett. What is it with these people getting all pissy about their religion?

It gives something for people to violent about. In Islamic countries it is religion. In Europe it is football. In America it is religion, football, getting cut off in traffic, socialism, having an in grown toenail, being black and eating skittles, etc.


Yes, because every time somebody from Canada says hockey is better than football, Americans are out in the street calling for them to be murdered and attacking the Canadian embassy. I'm sorry but your equivalency is false. Not blaming Islam per se (it probably has a lot to do with their economic situation and oppressive governments, etc.), but there's holliganism and then there's outright brutality and murder.
 
2012-09-17 08:49:40 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: "Something has gone wrong inside the Muslim world," Rushdie continued. Just a few decades ago, he said, major cities in the Arab and Muslim world were outward-looking. But "in the last half century, these cultures seem to have slid backwards into medievalism and represssion. ... It is one of the great self-inflicted wounds."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/09/17/161260084/rushdie-decr i es-mindset-of-the-fanatic-that-sparks-anti-american-protests

From Salman's interview on NPR this morning. Don't worry, Salman Rushdie. The Christians caught the Derp-a-Derp too.

 

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-09-17 09:11:14 AM  
islam showing its retardation yet again. This is what inbreeding breeds
 
2012-09-17 09:14:32 AM  
This is why everyone is happier with Christians keeping away the Muslims. Even if its like letting that smelly cat in the house once in a while just to keep the mice away and eat some of the bugs. They are still useful.
Christians may whine and complain, but certainly no riots, murders, horrible oppression of anyone different and of course women are unclean and disgusting.
 
2012-09-17 09:15:33 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: "Something has gone wrong inside the Muslim world," Rushdie continued. Just a few decades ago, he said, major cities in the Arab and Muslim world were outward-looking. But "in the last half century, these cultures seem to have slid backwards into medievalism and represssion. ... It is one of the great self-inflicted wounds."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/09/17/161260084/rushdie-decr i es-mindset-of-the-fanatic-that-sparks-anti-american-protests

From Salman's interview on NPR this morning. Don't worry, Salman Rushdie. The Christians caught the Derp-a-Derp too.


Christians are putting bounties on men for speaking the truth? You really have a skewed sense of equal terms here.

Also yet again proof that simply speaking the truth gets them to riot, this was him just saying that the governments have went back asswards and they now put a bounty on his head. Keep apologizing for these coonts.
 
2012-09-17 10:00:26 AM  

way south: pag1107: Mr. Rushdie yawns, continues boinking whichever starlet he's with this week.

If I recall, when the hit was initially put out on him it did cost one his publishing staff their lives.
Three mil is alot of cash to impoverished people.

/Altho I wonder how anyone's going to collect on that if they actually succeed.
/It hardly pays the legal fees, here.


A friend's sister was his editor for a while and would travel with him to events. Not a very relaxing gig, apparently.
 
2012-09-17 10:06:44 AM  

grimeystubs: It gives something for people to violent about. In Islamic countries it is religion. In Europe it is football. In America it is religion, football, getting cut off in traffic, socialism, having an in grown toenail, being black and eating skittles, etc.


yeah - people are violent, especially when it comes to religion. But here's the thing - it seems to me that most other religions are evolving past that. i'd like to think that is the case for Islam as well but it certainly seems to happening at a far slower rate if at all than the others.

seems hard to believe that those people attacked the embassy on the anniversary week of 911 solely based on some silly movie but either way - you are kidding yourself if you don't recognize the relative difference between basal human violence and violence associated with islamofascism.
 
2012-09-17 10:11:39 AM  
LAKSHIMI ??

www.koausa.org
 
2012-09-17 10:14:24 AM  
Tried reading his book, found it pretty boring and gave up about halfway through. Iran's fatwa is the greatest thing that could have ever happend to Rushdi. Made him millions more than a rider of his talent deserves.
 
2012-09-17 10:16:45 AM  
i hear Satan is pissed at Rushdie now. Sucks to be him.
 
2012-09-17 10:24:40 AM  

grimeystubs: Mugato: from $2.8m to $3.3m

Oh, well that makes all the difference. Call Boba Fett. What is it with these people getting all pissy about their religion?

It gives something for people to violent about. In Islamic countries it is religion. In Europe it is football. In America it is religion, football, getting cut off in traffic, socialism, having an in grown toenail, being black and eating skittles, etc.


No, you're completely wrong I'm afraid. Even during the heyday of European football hooliganism in the 80s and early 90s there was nothing that comes close to what goes on in the Middle East. There are always psyschopathic nutjobs who will kill over something as unimportant as sport, or traffic, but nothing that even approaches the scale of the problem that these Islamic protests highlight.

People say if we get rid of religion people will just kill each other over something else, but that's bollocks. It won't stop crime and murder that are unrelated to religion, but if you could flip a switch to eliminate all religious thought then yeh, it would stop all this crap, and there wouldn't be a void to fill. People wouldn't sense there was a gap in the world murder rates they can fill by getting angrier and stabbier over football matches. Hooliganism rates won't go up. 

It wouldn't stop people in the middle east controlling the mob to attack embassies using things like the film as an excuse, but less people will fall for it.
 
2012-09-17 10:29:57 AM  
It is interesting how in the Dark Ages, when all knowledge, learning and progress was being burned at the stake by religious extremism, the Middle East was an oasis of intelligence & reason, a place overflowing with scholars and philosophers all committed to preserving and increasing the free flow of information and ideas.

Fast forward to our modern Information Age and the Middle East is now filled with ignorant religious extremists and has become a backwards land where all logic & rationality is routinely punished by death.
 
2012-09-17 10:46:42 AM  

atomicmask: Harry Freakstorm: "Something has gone wrong inside the Muslim world," Rushdie continued. Just a few decades ago, he said, major cities in the Arab and Muslim world were outward-looking. But "in the last half century, these cultures seem to have slid backwards into medievalism and represssion. ... It is one of the great self-inflicted wounds."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/09/17/161260084/rushdie-decr i es-mindset-of-the-fanatic-that-sparks-anti-american-protests

From Salman's interview on NPR this morning. Don't worry, Salman Rushdie. The Christians caught the Derp-a-Derp too.

Christians are putting bounties on men for speaking the truth? You really have a skewed sense of equal terms here.

Also yet again proof that simply speaking the truth gets them to riot, this was him just saying that the governments have went back asswards and they now put a bounty on his head. Keep apologizing for these coonts.


Maybe not for speaking the truth - they just issue empty threats for that - but certainly for performing legal medical procedures and for working at a place where legal medical procedures are performed. Also, if you happen to be in a neighborhood where a guy who likes to attack people who perform legal medical procedures wants to make a big splash, it might not be a bounty that kills you (Olympic Park, ca 1996).

What gets the people to riot is putting their faith in religious leaders who have a vested interest in getting their people riled up at someone else - it keeps their group together, and keeps them in social control. Bonus if they can make a show of force/violence, because then we take them seriously.
 
2012-09-17 10:51:36 AM  
Did I miss the moral relativists rushing to the defense of Islam by pointing out that Christians misbehaved 500 years ago?
 
2012-09-17 10:52:39 AM  
I have to agree that it's a false equivalency to believe that if people weren't brought up to kill people over religion then they would just go and find something else. That's not true.

Religion is a lot more powerful than football or political parties or Star Wars vs Star Trek. Religion taps into people's fear of mortality. That's why people, especially poor people are deeply religious. Put simply, their life here on earth sucks and they have nothing to hope for but an afterlife that might be better. If outsiders fark with that, it can elicit a much more emotional response than some strangers scoring an own goal against some other strangers.

Life in the mideast sucks for most people, moreso than in most of the rest of the world. Fark with their religion and violence is going to happen.
 
2012-09-17 11:11:21 AM  
Padma Lakshmi is but the latest in a long line of impressive conquests for this guy.

Either having to live in hiding is a major turn-on for beautiful women, or this guy is hung like the neck of a Fender P-bass.
 
2012-09-17 11:16:39 AM  

Slaxl: People say if we get rid of religion people will just kill each other over something else, but that's bollocks. It won't stop crime and murder that are unrelated to religion, but if you could flip a switch to eliminate all religious thought then yeh, it would stop all this crap, and there wouldn't be a void to fill.


i'm not sure i agree with this bit.
obviously the football hooligan who kills somebody over nonsense has other issues. what's to say that same quality of person isn't attracted to islamofacism?

i certainly that flipping that switch would fix a lot of these problems, but there would most certainly be a void to fill.

You can't blame all of this on religion -at some point you have to start pointing your finger at the culture as well
 
2012-09-17 11:17:14 AM  

NephilimNexus: It is interesting how in the Dark Ages, when all knowledge, learning and progress was being burned at the stake by religious extremism, the Middle East was an oasis of intelligence & reason, a place overflowing with scholars and philosophers all committed to preserving and increasing the free flow of information and ideas.

Fast forward to our modern Information Age and the Middle East is now filled with ignorant religious extremists and has become a backwards land where all logic & rationality is routinely punished by death.


i'm pretty sure the word you are looking for is "ironic"

;-p
 
2012-09-17 11:20:09 AM  

Slaxl: grimeystubs: Mugato: from $2.8m to $3.3m

Oh, well that makes all the difference. Call Boba Fett. What is it with these people getting all pissy about their religion?

It gives something for people to violent about. In Islamic countries it is religion. In Europe it is football. In America it is religion, football, getting cut off in traffic, socialism, having an in grown toenail, being black and eating skittles, etc.

No, you're completely wrong I'm afraid. Even during the heyday of European football hooliganism in the 80s and early 90s there was nothing that comes close to what goes on in the Middle East. There are always psyschopathic nutjobs who will kill over something as unimportant as sport, or traffic, but nothing that even approaches the scale of the problem that these Islamic protests highlight.

People say if we get rid of religion people will just kill each other over something else, but that's bollocks. It won't stop crime and murder that are unrelated to religion, but if you could flip a switch to eliminate all religious thought then yeh, it would stop all this crap, and there wouldn't be a void to fill. People wouldn't sense there was a gap in the world murder rates they can fill by getting angrier and stabbier over football matches. Hooliganism rates won't go up. 

It wouldn't stop people in the middle east controlling the mob to attack embassies using things like the film as an excuse, but less people will fall for it.



Right. People in Europe and the Americas are nothing like the mobs in the middle east. Question, how long ago was Europe's last genocide and how many did they have last century? I lost count. How many times in the last few years has there been someone gunning down multiple persons for no apparent reason besides being a farkwad? How many conflicts is America currently in? Want to see Europe or the USA look more like the middle east? Raise the cost of food by about 2x over the course of a few years when it was already a challenge for a large part of the population to feed their families while corruption in the political and social system make it near impossible to ever rise above the class you were born into.

As far as religion being the cause I disagree. While I would like nothing more than the groveling before a bearded and bipolar sky faerie to become nothing more than mythology it would not stop people from being said farkwads. They will still find something to kill and go to war over until resources like food, water, healthcare, and education are not scarce, a tradition of a free press is established, corruption is not systematic, and the number of people are not in excess of what can be supported by the environment.

Although that does raise the question on who we have to kill to make it so.
 
2012-09-17 11:20:59 AM  

gilgigamesh: Either having to live in hiding is a major turn-on for beautiful women, or this guy is hung like the neck of a Fender P- 7-string bass.


I play an Ibanez fiver, and it's a thicker neck (faster, too) than the Squier P I learned on.

// and...something about a D-shaped neck
// [archer.jpg]
 
2012-09-17 11:23:42 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Maybe not for speaking the truth - they just issue empty threats for that - but certainly for performing legal medical procedures and for working at a place where legal medical procedures are performed


come on - that's nonsense.
i am not at all condoning violence against abortion doctors but you have ro recognize that A - this is a an absolute fringe sector of American Christian society and B - not at all the same thing as killing uninvolved individuals based on something someone else said about Muhammad.

if you really and truly believe an abortion doctor is "murdering children," and commit murder to prevent that doctor from killing more children are you the same level of crazy as a person who kills another person for drawing a picture of Muhammad or saying something critical of Islam?

i submit that while both examples are completely bonkers, i think the latter is far more insane.


Dr Dreidel: What gets the people to riot is putting their faith in religious leaders who have a vested interest in getting their people riled up at someone else - it keeps their group together, and keeps them in social control. Bonus if they can make a show of force/violence, because then we take them seriously.


that part i agree with 100%
 
2012-09-17 11:30:52 AM  
I'd risk it
 
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