A new tape, by the number two man in al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahri, threatens the UK for knighting Salman Rushdie.
This is the kind of intolerance and intimidation exhibited repeatedly by extremists. Don't like something someone says about your religion? Issue a fatwa.
Don't like an editorial cartoon? Threaten the cartoonist. The newspaper. The government.
Every time these terrorists open their mouths, they reveal themselves for what they are. Close minded global bullies.
They claim to be defenders of Islam. All they do is discredit their religion. And make life even more intolerable for the bulk of Muslims, who are just trying to live their lives in peace and harmony with the rest of us.
Those Muslims who do not subscribe to these tactics need to isolate those who do. And in a very public manner. If not for altruistic reasons, then at least as a tactic of self preservation.
The fear is, if these terrorists keep pushing the non-Muslim world around in the name of religion, then the non-believers will start pushing back. This cannot be good for the law abiding members of the Islamic faith.
Keep issuing tapes, al Qaeda. The more often you do, the more you build up a resistance to you and your tactics.