I don’t know this Brian Eno character’s music, but it is a pity that he is kowtowing to thugs who would infringe upon the free speech of all of us. From Rogier Van Bakel’s Nobody’s Business blog:
April 11 will see the release of the 25th-anniversary edition of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, David Byrne’s and Brian Eno’s seminal album of world music and sampling wizardry. But one track that was on the original record didn’t make it onto the re-release. Tellingly, it’s the one titled Qu’ran [sic].
According to this website, the Islamic Council of Great Britain voiced its strong objection to the track because among the snippets of ‘found music,’ it prominently features a chant from Islam’s good book. And so,
[I]n the days of watching the Fatwahs [pronouncements of death] fly back and forth, Eno and his pals deemed it [wise] to exclude it.
Download the song for free here.
A fatwa is actually a ruling on any disputed question, not necessarily a death sentence. But the point still holds.