Thursday, November 4, 2010

Jon Stewart Does Not Regret Inviting Yusuf Islam to Rally to Restore Sanity And/or Fear

The invitation to Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) to the Rally to Restore Sanity And/or Fear on the side of sanity, garnered some controversy given his support of a fatwa.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/alana-goodman/2010/11/02/jon-stewart-doesn-t-regret-inviting-fatwa-endorsing-singer-rally

"According to novelist Salman Rushdie, Comedy Central star Jon Stewart appears to be unapologetic for featuring Muslim extremist folk singer Cat Stevens (a.k.a. Yusuf Islam) at his Rally to Restore Sanity last Saturday. Stevens has previously supported a long-standing Islamic death sentence against Rushdie.

Standpoint magazine’s Nick Cohen spoke to Rushdie this morning, who told him that: “I spoke to Jon Stewart about Yusuf Islam's appearance. He said he was sorry it upset me, but really, it was plain that he was fine with it. Depressing.”
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Past related posts:
Berman Post: Stewart And Colbert Announce Competing Rallies; Same Time, Same Place
Berman Post: Rally to Restore Sanity And/or Fear Announcement
Berman Post: Rally to Restore Sanity And/or Fear Overhead Shot
Berman Post: Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) at Rally to Restore Sanity And/or Fear Garners Controversy
Berman Post: Steven Crowder Assaulted at Rally to Restore Sanity And/or Fear
Berman Post: Aerial Crowd Picture of Rally to Restore Sanity And/or Fear
Berman Post: Rally to Restore Sanity?

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