When Salman Rusdie said:
"But the overwhelming weight of the problem lies in the world of Islam, and much of it has its roots in the ideological language of blood and war emanating from the Salafist movement within Islam, globally backed by Saudi Arabia." [i]
We could change the words Islam and the backing cpuntry name and the Salafist movement with other relevant extremist movement just as easily and not be far frpm the truth in our globalized world of great bright hope for the future in the mdst of grand old ideological paranoia getting more and more visibly threatening poses of inevitable terrorism to come. His aggressive tone is an extremity in defence of his position as an intellectual, artist writer who had done masterpiecs said to be detrimental to a way of life and an insult to those who are in close identification with those Rushdie criticizes nay condemns.
I understand both sides but I would cross the line to be where Rushdie will be standing but I shall have a heart that will also find bliood in my tears for those on the other. For whatever atrocities they have done we look back in history and find equally horrendous things have been suffered by theira just as well if not more and been mostly perpetrated by those who held the flags of freedom and democracy most high but raping thei lands of these angry society to retaliate in such desperate and violent measures and looking at them all in more details I will bet to ny last dolar it was humiliation and shame that pushed them into their present fearful sad situation.
[i] Salman Rushdie- “The Telegraph, Oct 15/2014