“Salman Rushdie has turned into a hated corpse which cannot be resurrected by any action,” First Deputy Speaker Mohammad Reza Bahonar told Iran’s parliament. “The action by the British Queen in knighting Salman Rushdie, the apostate, is an unwise one,” he said to loud applause from MPs. “The British monarch lives under this illusion that Britain is still a 19th Century superpower and that bestowing titles is something still deemed important.”
Religious Affairs Minister (of Pakistan government) Eijaz ul-Haq said, ““If someone commits suicide bombing to protect the honour of the Prophet Mohammad, his act is justified”
Oh please… it must be so great to live in these countries. If they think Britain believes itself a 19th century power, what century do these guys think they’re in?!