My jaw dropped when Cat Stevens in his latest incarnation came onto the stage at Rally for Sanity and/or Fear 10-30-10. Stewart introduced him as Yusuf… no last name. Because his last name is Islam. And while I watched him give the peace sign and sing Peace Train, I remembered what my years of study told me is the real peace of Islam; when all the infidels’ ability and will to resist is crushed by the brotherhood of believers. THAT is the peace of (Yusuf) Islam. And here is the real Peace Train.
Twitter had the links before anyone, the blogs had it up by 4:30 CST.
Mark Levin: “Stewart’s schtick, where he supposedly calls for civility, is belied by his idiot rantings, his repeated use of the “f” word, and now his choice of entertainment.”
But I couldn’t wait to see what Robert Spencer had to say:
Stewart-Colbert “sanity” rally features Yusuf Islam, who called for the murder of Salman Rushdie
This is an example of the Leftist/Jihadist Alliance, or perhaps of the cluelessness of the Left, or perhaps of its indifference to the freedom of speech that Islamic supremacists wish so ardently to extinguish. Take your pick. “Stewart-Colbert ‘sanity’ rally draws thousands,” by Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward for the Associated Press, October 30 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):
WASHINGTON — In the shadow of the Capitol and the election, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert entertained a huge throng Saturday at a “sanity” rally poking fun at the nation’s ill-tempered politics, fear-mongers and doomsayers. [...]
Ozzy Osbourne and Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, engaged in something of a battle of the bands as the heavy-metal rocker barged in on the folkie’s hit, “Peace Train,” in a mock clash of music and cultures….
“Cat Stevens Gives Support To Call for Death of Rushdie,” by Craig R. Whitney in the New York Times, May 23, 1989: …
Read more at Jihadwatch.org. The comments there are often useful and informative, too.
This live performance gives a hint of where Stevens was at just before he converted in the late 70s. From the comments at Youtube he seems to be getting some new fans.
Oh, then they’ll really like A is for …
When what you believe regulates YOUR behavior then it’s a matter of religion. When what you believe is used to try to regulate MY behavior then it’s a matter of politics. That’s when it becomes my business.