The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92621 Message #1773902
Posted By: Lizzie Cornish
02-Jul-06 - 04:39 AM
Thread Name: The Wisdom of Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens
Subject: RE: The Wisdom of Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens
Foolestroupe, perhaps before you quoted what you did, you should have read what I said here:
"As I stated above, people 'see' what they want to see, in anything. That goes as much for me, as it does for you, or for anyone else...including Yusuf Islam."
*Everyone* interprets things in a different manner. I'll leave you all to battle it out though, and search for articles and words to condemn.
But remember, this was 14 years ago. Since that time Yusuf has done much to open the minds of many in the Muslim world. He cannot do it overnight, he cannot do it alone...and he has to do it in the way that he knows will best work. His words, once more, from the documentary above, where he was addressing many Muslim leaders.
"We need inspired leadership to guide us back to the elevated path of wisdom and away from the temporal politics of ignorance."
Right, that's almost the last word from me in here. I'll leave people to twist and spin. And here, really are my last words.
I wish Yusuf success in his peaceful mission....and I wish him love.