The BBC airbrushed Yusuf Islam from its sanitised account of the Jon Stewart rally. Will it also ignore Salman Rushdie’s response, posted on Nick Cohen’s Standpoint blog? This is newsworthy, is it not?

PS Just had this message from Rushdie: “I’ve always liked Stewart and Colbert but what on earth was Cat Yusuf Stevens Islam doing on that stage? If he’s a “good Muslim” like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar then I’m the Great Pumpkin. Happy Halloween.”

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5 Responses to RALLY FOR SANITY (pt 3)

  1. john in cheshire says:

    Here’s my fatwa – I had a dream that allah, or whatever his name is – told me to say – all employees of the bbc should have their heads rendered from their bodies and 85 vestal virgins will be the reward each for those who do this dismal deed. And until they are presented before the allarh (sick) equivalent, they shall dwell in the halls of something or other and be called gullible.


    • Martin says:

      Great except it wouldn’t be 85 vestal virgins for male beeboids (they’d still be virgins) it would be 85 firm young Romanian rent boys.


      • john in cheshire says:

        I’d be more worried if YHWH was on my tail. He’s a real mean dude. Americanism, I know.


  2. TrueToo says:

    That video is from over twenty years ago. Can anyone imagine today’s BBC airing a programme in which Cat Stevens or any other Muslim was asked if he would kill Salman Rushdie? I can’t and I think that demonstrates the extent of the BBC’s slide into obedient dhimmitude, taking a helluvah lot of people along with them in the process. 


  3. Davieboy says:

    I almost had a row with my wife on Saturday night, after I started ranting at the smiling Emily Maitlis. “Mateless” was informing us that well-known cuddly pop star “Cat Stevens” was performing. “What happened to Yusuf Islam” I shouted, and then proceeded to rail at the Dhimmi nature of the Beeb (Oliver is the most popular boys name – yeah, right). Must refrain from watching bBC when trying to have a relaxing evening, it is a health hazard.
    But then of course we had Miriam Gargoyle on Andrew Marr…