Thursday, September 23, 2004

Sorry Cat... Yusuf.... whatever

So Cat Stevens, a.k.a. Yusuf Islam, is upset because he was turned away from coming to America. The Council on American-Islamic Relations is DEMANDING an explination as to why his flight from London to Washington was diverted and he was sent back.

Well gee, Yusuf, it could very well be that you support organizations that have ties to Hamas, a terrorist organization responsible for the premeditated murder of innocent people. Ever think about that? Oh, that's right, I forgot, terrorists aren't "true Muslims" so they don't count, right?

By the way, where WAS the Council on American-Islamic Relations while Americans being held hostage were getting their heads sawed off? Why have they been so silent over those acts of brutality, but get your burquas in a bunch over Cat Stevens being turned away? At least he got sent back to England with all of his body parts intact and working! Two families in this country can't say the same thing about their fathers.

Until CAIR addresses THAT matter, they have ZERO CREDIBILITY.

There is a little parable about a man with a plank in his eye trying to take the splinter out of the eye of his neighbor. I realize that the folks at CAIR may not know about that parable because it's from a book they don't accept, but the moral of the story is this: the splinter represents Yusuf being turned away. The plank represents the terrorists. Take the plank out of your eye before worrying about the splinter in your neighbor's eye!

As for Cat/Yusuf... hey, you had some nice songs once upon a time. Sorry you got shuffled off your flight, but next time be careful about the charities you give money to, and in your prayers be thankful your treatment was every bit as cordial as should be expected of any man of faith.

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