The sanity gathering?

Posted: November 2, 2010 in Current events

I’ve always liked Jon Stewart’s and Steven Colbert’s shows on The Comedy Channel but this so-called sanity gathering of theirs at the Washington Mall turns out not to have been so sane. I mean what was the radical Islamist Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf Islam) doing there? Here’s a guy who has called for the murder of Salman Rushdie for criticizing Islam. What’s he doing at a sanity rally where supposedly the participants are praising the rational, non-hateful side of things ? Yusuf”s a medieval freak, probably not above burning witches or stoning adulterers. The original focus of this rally was, as I understand it, to mock Glenn Beck’s gathering at the Washington mall last month. Now, granted, Beck’s religion is probably as phony as any one of those  Christian charlatans you see on sermons plastered on TV during the wee morning hours, but at least Beck has never condoned murder against a non-believer. Compared to the creepy Yusuf the guy’s merely annoying–and harmless.  Here (Standpoint Mag).


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