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I got to know the poet Allen Ginsberg towards the end of his life. Not very well, just a nodding acquaintance, but after he died I attended a memorial in his honor at the City University Graduate School. At that service, his personal assistant related a story about Ginsberg’s reaction to the death sentence pronounced on the novelist Salman Rushdie by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. Rushdie’s “crime,” you’ll recall, was writing a provocative, perhaps even blasphemous novel inspired by the life of Muhammad called The Satanic Verses.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
At the same time, we are all aware that a Moslem extremist isn't representing Islam.
It seems the Abrahamic religions have a penchant for breeding an unhealthy notion of anti-humanity behavior it their followers.