London - (Ass Mess): The Foreign Office has received an unprecedented stream of complaints from Islamic countries criticising the 'old crone' Queen Elizabeth for knighting Mossad double agent Salman Rushdie for his contributions to fomenting racial hatred and Islamophobia.
The Tehran Daily News asked today how the British Queen might feel in turn if the Yorkshire Ripper or mass murderer Rose West were given a lifetime of achievement award by some foreign country.
"Either her advisers are completely out of touch or she has become a senile geriatric incapable of exercising good judgement anymore," another Iranian broadsheet complained bitterly today.
Meanwhile in Islamabad a local TV network has chaired a phone in on Rushdie's knighthood and asked how much money he had given to the Queen's courtiers or to Tony Blair's Labour Party to get such an award:
"And will the British police now investigate Rushdie in the cash-for-peerages investigation?
"He may not be a Lord but how else could a man of such mediocre literary talent succeed in getting such a prestigeous honor from the Queen?"