YouTube Helps Whitewash Cat Stevens’ History
The former pop star known as Cat Stevens, aka Yusuf Islam, aka Yusuf (no Islam, for gullible Westerners), has had YouTube remove the video in which he Wishes for Salman Rushdie’s Death by Fire.
This is what he said:
When asked if he’d go to a demonstration to burn an effigy of Rushdie, Yusuf Islam replies, “I would have hoped that it would be the real thing.”
But if you click on the YouTube logo in the video posted above, you’ll see this message:
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Yusuf Islam
How can Cat Stevens claim the copyright on a British TV show from 1989?
It’s just another outrageous example of the pro-Islamist bias of YouTube.
Wikipedia has another account of the show that Cat Stevens doesn’t want you to see:
Two months later Yusuf Islam appeared on a British television courtroom-style program, Hypotheticals.
In the episode, (“A Satanic Scenario”) Stevens/Islam is videoed having this exchange with moderator and Queens Counsel Geoffrey Robertson:
Robertson: You don’t think that this man deserves to die?
Islam: Who, Salman Rushdie?
Islam: Yes, yes.
Robertson: And do you have a duty to be his executioner?
Islam: Uh, no, not necessarily, unless we were in an Islamic state and I was ordered by a judge or by the authority to carry out such an act - perhaps, yes
(Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.)