So my readers, I give this gift to you, and the lesson you should learn from Salim. The right thing to do, is the wrong thing to do, the wrong thing to do, is the right thing to do. Learn that selfishness is the most selfless thing, and that the worse you are to others, the better it will be for everyone.
Finally I will give you another gift, and that is all that remains of Salim's Koran after the revisions and deletions, that he can simply glance upon and gain the whole of the knowledge of East and West, Christianity and Islam, and every other religion as they were truly practiced. Do not as they say, but as they did:
“The right thing to do, is the wrong thing to do, no good deed goes unpunished.
The wrong thing to do, is the right thing to do,
This all the sages have admonished.
Whether your god is dollar, franc, bitcoin, or kreugerand,
Bow down before the invisible hand.
Live only for today, and in this life,
sow war, and discontent and strife.
If someone gives you their back,
give them a knife.
If you know the truth it will set you free,
So long as for lies, you charge a hefty fee.
There is no God but sod, and Lombardi is his profit,
Do not worry, do not frown,
to get ahead always suck up,
and then shit down.”
By the end Salim could read these words in less than a minute, and everyone thought him a truly holy man indeed. Because all he was not talked about, he lived in the desert and was quite rich.
God is good. God is great. And even shook in office will do fairly well.