Sunday, October 15, 2006

Shameful Quote of the Day

The following quote is embedded in a story published by The Independent based on an interview with Salmon Rushdie, the author whose novel, "The Satanic Verses," earned him a death fatwah by the Ayatollah Khomeini back in 1989. It is not clear from the context whether this quote represents the mind of Rushdie (whose quoted statements seem otherwise rational and insightful) or the mind of the interviewer/writer of the article. After reading the quote, let me know if you are able to figure out who the "most people" are (do you know any of them? I don't!):
When looking at the Christian fundamentalists of the United States, most people see an autonomous movement of superstitious madmen.