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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

"Oh, Baby, Baby, It's a Wild World"; I Guess So!

I must say that I used to be a fan of Cat Stevens; the word "used" was purposely placed in past tense. Cat Stevens is better known today as Yusuf Islam. Yusuf refused to speak to a female guide on March 25th, 2007 when he "received a special prize at the Echo Awards last night in Berlin for his musical, social and political work and was praised as a bridge-builder between the West and the Islamic world."
"However, when the Father and Son singer, 58, rehearsed his appearance the day before the prize giving, he acted rather narrow minded, according to German publication B.Z. When the hostesses approached Islam, who arrived with his management and his veiled wife Faezia, telling him that they were his guides, he simply ignored them and didn't even take a look at the women. Islam's manager explains, "Mr Islam doesn't speak with women except his wife. Least of all if they don't wear a headscarf. Things like that only happen via an intermediary."[Source:http://tinyurl.com/34sppf]

So let's get this straight; Cat Stevens was in Berlin for his bridge-building skills of the West and the Islamic world, but still exerted his Muslim ideals on a German woman?

Wow, I'm totally shocked; that sounds like something a Muslim would never do.

HT: (The Religion Of Peace)

2 Comments:

  • This story seems to be making the rounds, yet when I was in london earlier this month Mr. Islam had no problem shaking hands with and speaking to me and several other women - all of us non-veiled, non-Muslim, and non-family members. Methinks someone has taken what they perceived to be a slight and blown it out of proportion.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:21 PM  

  • Perhaps.

    By Blogger Daniel Rigby, at 2:44 PM  

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