It appears that Salman Rushdie is jealous of all the attention being lavished on Geert Wilders and Kurt Westergaard, and is longing to have the death fatwa against himself renewed.
Notice that German Muslims “regret” the plans of the theatre in Potsdam. When Muslims start regretting, then seething soon follows. After seething come Molotov cocktails and scimitars and Death to the Crusaders!
According to AFP:
Satanic Verses play upsets German Muslims
German Muslims have expressed “regret” that a theatre near Berlin plans to stage the world premiere of a play based on Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses.
“We regret that the religious sentiments of Muslims are being treated in a provocative manner,” the president of the German Islamic Council, Ali Kizilkaya said, after his organisation publicly complained about the performance.
Iran’s late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa — or religious decree — in 1989 calling on Muslims to kill Mr Rushdie for perceived insults against Islam in his novel.
Mr Rushdie, an Indian-born Muslim who was educated in Britain, was forced into hiding for nearly a decade.
He was knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in 2007, a move that sparked a new wave of protest across the Muslim world.
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The play, adapted from Mr Rushdie’s 1988 book, was reworked for the stage by the manager of the Hans Otto Theatre in the eastern city of Potsdam, Uwe Eric Laufenberg, and dramatist Marcus Mislin.
Amid heavy media coverage of the upcoming premiere, the general secretary of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, Aiman Mazyek, has urged followers of Islam to remain calm over the staging of the play and engage in a “critical and constructive dialogue” about the issues it raises.
But he also questions whether the play might go too far.
“Freedom of expression and of art is importance but offences against what is sacred in a religion is not something we value,” he said.
A police spokeswoman says authorities plan to step up security around the theatre during the performance.
The team in Potsdam say they had received permission from Mr Rushdie to adapt his novel and have invited him to the performance but they say it is unclear whether the author will attend.
Hat tip: Steen.