Sir Salman Rushdie has been knighted by the British government, presumably to honor his resistance to Islamic oppression (he's not, I'm reliably informed, all that great of a writer). The honors committee that recommended him expressed "surprise" that his knighthood has caused a worldwide furor among
I'm pleased as punch that the
Salman Rushdie has never harmed a single Muslim in his life. He's never even punched one in the nose, much less assassinated one, blown up any with a car bomb, or flown an airplane into a building. Muslims do worse to each other for backing the wrong thousand-year-dead Caliph. The worst thing that Rushdie has ever done is (gasp!) stop being a Muslim and say some unflattering things about
Rushdie's work and honors express core values of Western civilization: National sovereignty, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. No matter what Muslims do worldwide, the people of Western civilization are not going to back down on these values.
Get this straight: Until the vast majority of
We'd be just as happy to let the Muslim world rot in peace (keeping the doors of Western society open to anyone who develops that crucial second brain cell and realizes that Islam is a disgusting offense to human decency) until they drown in their own medieval bullshit, but that ain't gonna happen. We can't just cut the world in half.
Protest and we'll laugh with glee, because we know we're getting your goat. Act with violence and we'll retaliate. Go to war and we'll fight back.
We're not going back to the ninth century. Period. We're not going back to intolerance, misogyny, sex-hatred, and religiously-mandated stupidity. We're not going to submit. Ever. We won't submit peacefully: You'll have to fight. And if you fight us and you'll lose: we're stronger and smarter, and you have not even begun to test our will. Mistake civilization and tolerance for softness at your peril. The contemptible slaves that are Muslims have no fucking clue what a free people are capable of.