Has bestowed a knighthood on Salman Rushdie recently.
I'm not going to comment on the rather heated and wildly over the top response this has generated from some corners of the world, but I just question why an author, and quite honestly not a particularly good one at that, has received this "award"?
What precisely, aside from doing his job, has Rushdie done to merit this?
Isn't it time we stopped this out dated, sycophantic, subjective, shameless and quite frankly silly tradition?
Mr Salman Rushdie was the subject of a fatwa after he published "The Satanic Verses" in 1988. The fatwa was issued by the then Iranian leader, Ayatollah Khomeini.
What's a Fatwa?