It has recently been brought to my attention, that to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the fatwa placed upon Salman Rushdie, Iranian media outlets have renewed a bounty, offering 600 000 dollars in retaliation for Rushdie’s 1989 book; ‘The Satanic Verses’. The arrogance on display here is virtually unrivalled. To think that Iran can continue its threats on Rushdie, a man who poses no legitimate threat or danger to any regime, is outrageous.
Any declaration of war, is something to be thoroughly thought through, for the implications are always grave. Nevertheless, if I were David Cameron, and Salman Rushdie was murdered by either a citizen, or a sponsored terrorist of the theocratic Iranian regime, in accordance with the fatwa, I would strongly consider militiary action against Iran.
The renewal of the bounty on Rushdie serves as a reminder of not only the frighteningly dangerous Iranian regime, but also of the very ideology that underpins and justifies such a uniquely disproportionate and savage response towards free speech, Islam.