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Thread #92621   Message #1776086
Posted By: Little Hawk
04-Jul-06 - 07:27 PM
Thread Name: The Wisdom of Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens
Subject: RE: The Wisdom of Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens
Fair enough, Fiona. I understand your viewpoint on the matter. I think he was a bit naive about the whole situation, probably partly because he was caught up in the excitement of his new faith at the time. People tend to have blinkers on when they are in the early days of a conversion of any kind...and they miss stuff that other people might notice in their enthusiasm of their new path in life.

You might consider watching the lengthy video that there is a link to at the very beginning of this thread. It doesn't give me the impression that Yusuf Islam is a dangerous fanatic at all. Dolly Parton's comments about his character are quite persuasive to me, and she's quite an intelligent woman who knows him well, a patriotic American, and certainly no fan of Islamic extremism.