Sunday, August 19, 2007
Chair-throwing psychos belong in jail
I was going to take a break from blogging this month to focus on harrassing friends to blog for me. However, an incident that took place in Hyderabad was so outrageous I couldn't resist writing. (You'll be shocked to know I'm not one to fume in silence.) Controversial Muslim writer Taslima Nasreen was promoting a book when protestors walked into the venue and, not content to hurl abuses, started hurling whatever random crap they could at her for supposedly making "anti-Muslim" statements. They threw books, bouquets, even chairs. To make matters worse (1) these men were legislators (MLAs), and (2) police initially registered a case against her (for "inciting enmity between different groups"), not the chair-throwers. Justifying the attack, one MLA/loser said, "We are not bothered about our MLA status. We are Muslims first. And it's our responsibility to test those who have said anything against Islam in whichever way possible." In my book, which I usually prefer not to hurl, such people belong in jail. Shame on them!