My guess is that 99.7 percent of all these people protesting about the author Salman Rushdie's knighthood and calling for him to be beheaded have never read The Satanic Verses or any of Rushdie's books. These organised protests are clearly a deliberate ploy to incite emotion and inflame hatred against the West and detract from serious problems in their own countries (i.e. Pakistan and Iran). I'll say it again, ignorance, poverty and oppression - the root causes of all these troubles.
Iran previously has accused the United Kingdom of attempting to interfere in their internal affairs. Queen Elizabeth's recognition of Rushdie's body of work by bestowing a knighthood or any other honour is her right and has nothing to do with Iran, Pakistan or any other country. The traders and protesters should focus on fixing problems in their own countries, rather than interfering in another.