Posts Tagged ‘The Satanic Verses’

Ayatollah Obama

June 12, 2011

When the late ayatollah Khomeini issued a “fatwa” ordering the killing of Salman Rushdie for his book “The satanic Verses”  in which he insulted the muslim prophet in a vulgar way, the West, on free speech grounds, rightfully  went into an uproar.

Since then, that same “West” has come a long way.

Obama,  the 2009 Noble peace  prize  winner American president,  has ordered the killing of an American citizen, Al-Awlaki, without a trial. The reason? He accused him of being a dangerous terrorist. Every one has to take his word for it.

Al-Awlaki may or may not be a bad guy; that is not the issue. Every one  in the West, I am told, deserves his day in court.  Furthermore, the first amendment guarantees the right to even advocate violence to overthrow the government. Unless a leader issues what amounts to a “Fatwa” allowing his blood to be spelled, that is!

On free speech ground, could anyone tell me what the difference is between Obama’s Fatwa and Khomeini’s?