It is, after all, the only article on the planet made of little bits of wood pulp, horse hooves, and black drops of dye (die) whose supernatural synergies grant the reader the inalienable right – nay, the duty – to kill anyone who thinks differently than or accidentally bothers you.
Update: Or tries to spread a different religion than yours.
I’ve never read any of the books written by Salman Rushdie. They’re not exactly my cup of tea. Never saw any reason to. The truth is I thought both Khomeini and his fatwah were jokes from the middle ages. I guess I was wrong; Rushdie was just ahead of his time.
Does that make him a prophet?