I have just begun reading Prophet of Doom by Craig Winn, I must say if Islam bashers need any source here is one This book I am told is banned in India. Well, so was the Santanic Verses, but these books are readily available if one would look for it. It is advisable that if one would like something banned then it be done with the least publicity. India was one of the first nations to ban the Santanic verses. However the publicity it generated early got many in the country to source a copy for themselves. I have seen people in Bangalore, with hard bound editions, proudly display it to me. I have never had the urge to read its contents though.
POD has no literary style and the contents of the book are highly debatable. Not being an Islamic scholar and with limited knowledge of The Quran, Sira, Hadith, I rest my judgments. I am currently reading two books at one go POD and 25 years of P.J.ORourke.
POD deals with Islams terrorist dogma in Prophet Mohammeds own words and highlights the reasons for the violence it perpetrates while 25 years of P.J has a collection of his previously unpublished works which of course is hilarious!
Sample this P.J writes on the virtues of automobiles We are told that cars should be replaced with mass transportation. But its hard to reach the drive through window at McDonalds from a speeding train. And were told cars cause pollution. A hundred years ago city streets were ankle deep in horse excrement. What kind of pollution do u want? Would you rather die of cancer at eighty or typhoid fever at nine?
Its riotous humour I particularly enjoyed the Boxer shorts rebellion An exclusive look at sex behind the bamboo curtain. Thats a fictitious take of his visit to communist china with Nixon.
Back home, we are poor loosers and kolkatta mush be its champions The red state must learn and learn very quickly. Public display of anger at eden gardens the other day was a big shame Im embarrassed. I was expecting some kind of a showdown to take place when team India went there I presume with all the security nothing grave happened. The press however went ballistics with Chappells finger salute. Its a shame and must be condoned very strongly if he did it however I doubt if all the stories being published really hold water and I doubt if the coach would have done it at all or even intended it as a rebuke.
Public anger against a team for its poor performance is justifiable. But why is Kolkatta over reacting. The nation never booed at Ganguly when he failed continuously. I doubt if he would be booed at again if he fails against Srilanka – which again is highly likely. Why then a highly literate state and a fine venue as Eden Gardens always display seething anger and negative sentiments. I am ashamed. I have never really forgiven the Eden gardens crowd for their public display of anger when India played the world cup match against Srilanka and finished the game to an empty stadium. I still believe the pitch was doctored then as it was now was the intention the same as were the results arguable.
Mumbai would be another story. The score line would read 2-2 by tomorrow evening. I cannot see it happening any other way. If eden gardens had grass Mumbai would take vicious turn. The public spat within BCCI is dreadfully shameful while the spectators painfully ignorant of the events being played out with their hard earned money. Bring some sanity to the game BCCI What a pity you are you let gambling and illegal betting rule the game for ages, till you couldnt stay away without getting some muck on your face all the while making tons of money and now you take the decay creeping in your roots to another level and sling slime at each other in the guise of a preparing a resurgent Indian team. I shudder at the mere thought of you taking away whatever charm there is left of the game and sully the victories of team which so rarely comes by its way. Pray, God help Indian cricket and all those who aspire to be a part of it.