I have news for the Alchi Leader, I condemn Rushdie's Knighthood too and I did it before them so they can just take a number and join the queue. Knighted for producing literate toilet paper really does place the entire Honours system into perspective, if the decades/centuries of pointless gongs awarded to undeserving self serving Industrialists etc hadn't already.
However, Rushdie may have been finally rewarded for coining the phrase 'naughty but nice' in which case fair play to him and all who sail on him.
It's all a bit rich coming from a bunch of people that think they'll get rewarded in heaven for murdering women and children.
Is she wearing makeup? Kill her.
Was she raped and left for dead? Kill her.
Does she object to being beaten by her father? Kill her.
Does she have "western friends"? Kill her.
Is she driving a car (Saudi Arabia only)? Kill her.
Does she want to be able to read? Kill her.
Does he want to set off a bomb in a crowded market and kill as many people as possible? Yay...Allah Akhbar....Mohammed is awesome (etc...)!