What Juan Cole said. Or, to paraphrase a famous blogger, “Screw him.”
Cole puts it better, of course:
NEW RULES: If you advocate the execution of novelists for writing novels, you and John Ashcroft deserve one another.
Hat tip: Kevin Drum.
Whatever happens to Yusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, it won’t be as bad as he deserves. “Morning Has Broken” doesn’t make up for calling for Salman Rushdie’s murder.