A well-deserved honor.
Another example of Islamists using anything as a "reason" for terrorism. This is going to be a flip kind of post because if it weren't so scary it would be a complete effing joke.
Question One: What exactly does NOT anger fundamental Muslims? Or more accurately, what exactly does NOT give them religious cover to harm and kill others?
Question Two: Why do so many people backstep as soon as the threats are made, asking why the British would "stir things up" like this? It's Britain's business to knight whomever the hell it pleases, without any reasonable person seeing at a reason to commit suicide attacks. Jews are mocked in literature. Christians are mocked in literature. Jesus himself is mocked in literature. Certainly there are protests, but I'm pretty certain that a Catholic has yet to blow himself up in a mall to make his point. And furthermore, NO ONE (save a few fanatics) would consider it at all justifiable. But somehow if it's Islam that's insulted, well, we should have been more sensitive, it will only cause trouble. Why are we walking on eggshells around terrorists and their supporters and apologists?! Is there so much self-hatred in the West that we can't even see an actual threat when it's kicking us in the balls? That somehow we have to find a reason why we deserve it? That is insanity, and a quick road to our own destruction.
Question Three: Isn't it better, whatever your politics or religion, to support people who READ books rather than those who BURN them?