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[–]jet199 4 insightful - 5 fun4 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 5 fun -  (2 children)

To show how low you need to go we already have "Rushdie was stabbed because people don't like Drag Queens enough."

https://twitter.com/AyoCaesar/status/1558136262011273219

[–]ClassroomPast6178Problematising the things you love.[S] 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Ash Sarkar, always good idea to go to the Manicured Communist for a retarded take on reality.

[–]IMissPorn 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh come on, that's not what it said at all.

It's certainly a hot take, but from a certain perspective both of those could indeed be classified as attacks on artistic expression.

[–]IMissPorn 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Honestly all the stories I've read have been pretty up front about who wanted to kill him. Do you have an examples where they're trying to pretend it's something else?

[–]LyingSpirit472 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (3 children)

Um, that's gonna be a yikes from me, sweaty. Islam is the religion of peace, it has never caused a death except people who deserved it, it's the religion of black BiPOCs- especially fat black mentally and physically disabled (both self-dxed) trans lesbian Dream stans, and most importantly Mommy and Daddy were traumatized by 9/11 so saying I support terrorists is the only way I can make them hurt- so really, Rushdie was the villain here. If anything, I'd assume that Rushdie (who's from London, so you know, cishet male who's English and thus was colonized so much he's white-adjacent) hired a white male Christian incel to cause the attack because he knew it'd demonize Islam, and with it fat black mentally and physically disabled (both self-dxed) trans lesbian Dream stans who have multiple kins and can prove they don't kinshare.

u/ClassroomPast6178 ,my attempt.

[–]ClassroomPast6178Problematising the things you love.[S] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

You hit almost all the required points, but for a maximum score you would have had to tell us why the attack was ackchully a good thing.

The judges give it, 9/10. It’s the one to beat.

[–]Datachost 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

but for a maximum score you would have had to tell us why the attack was ackchully a good thing.

I've been seeing an awful lot of "I'm not saying he deserved it, but if he hadn't written the Satanic Verses this wouldn't have happened" takes from the expected crowd.

[–]ClassroomPast6178Problematising the things you love.[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

“I’m not saying the BIPOC victim of colonialism atheist ex-Muslim deserved to be stabbed, but if he had just kept his dirty apostate mouth shut…” - the progressive take.

Have you noticed that the BBC cannot bring itself to refer to Rushdie as Sir Salman or call him British, despite him being British since birth. They keep calling him Mr Rushdie and “Indian-born”. Despite Rushdie expressing great pride in receiving his knighthood.