This is why diplomacy won't work with Muslims. Even when you have Londonistan and bend over backwards to appease them, they still riot and hate you.
"Obviously we are sorry if there are people who have taken very much to heart this honour, which is after all for a lifelong body of literary work," Beckett said.You have to wonder what Churchill would have said? Perhaps something like "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last," or "We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it," or even "Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
She stressed that Indian-born Rushdie was just one of many Muslims who had been recognised by the British honours system -- something she said "may not be realised by many of those who have been vocal in their opposition.
"People who are members of the Muslim faith are very much part of our whole, wider community... they receive honours in this country in just the same way as any other citizen."
I feel bad for him, because he is surely embarrassed by the actions of his country as of late.