Cat Stevens Quotes (52 quotes)
“Rather than go to a demonstration to burn an effigy of the author Salman Rushdie, I would have hoped that it'd be the real thing.”
As quoted in Cat Stevens Gives Support To Call for Death of Rushdie, by Craig R. Whitney, in The New York Times (23 May 1989), p. C18
“If Rushdie turned up at my doorstep looking for help, I might ring somebody who might do more damage to him than he would like. I'd try to phone the Ayatollah Khomeini and tell him exactly where this man is.”
As quoted in Cat Stevens Gives Support To Call for Death of Rushdie by Craig R. Whitney, in The New York Times (23 May 1989), p. C18
“It seems to be the easiest thing in the world these days to make scurrilous accusations against Muslims, and in my case it directly impacts on my relief work and damages my reputation as an artist. The harm done is often difficult to repair.”
As quoted in Singer Islam gets libel damages BBC News (15 February 2005)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsCat Stevens
Born: July 21, 1948 (age 69)
Bio: Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist, and prominent convert to Islam.
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