Dhim-mis have bro-ken, like the first mo-o-o-rn-ing. “Yusuf Islam accepts libel award,” from the AFP, July 18:
LONDON (AFP) “” Yusuf Islam, the singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, on Friday accepted substantial libel damages and an apology for articles that claimed he was sexist and bigoted, lawyers said.
A Muslim who is “sexist” and “bigoted”–perish the thought!
The articles, published in March last year, falsely claimed he had refused to speak to or even acknowledge any women who were not veiled and was not prepared to speak to women other than through an intermediary, Islam’s lawyer said.
Adam Tudor said his client was caused “considerable embarrassment and distress” at the allegations, which had created an “utterly false impression of his attitude to women” and cast aspersions on his faith.
“In fact, Mr Islam has never had any difficulties working with women, whether for religious or for any other reasons. Women feature among some of the most influential people in his professional team,” he added.
“All of the damages secured by Mr Islam will be paid to his charity, Small Kindness. The defendants have also agreed to pay Mr Islam’s legal costs.”
As Cat Stevens, Islam, 59, recorded several major hits in the late 1960s and 1970s. He converted at the height of his fame in 1977, devoting himself to education and philanthropy.
He released his first album in 28 years, “An Other Cup”, in 2006.