October 31, 2006, - 12:49 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Back in 2004, Yusuf Islam a/k/a Cat Stevens was refused entry into the U.S. and hasn’t been back. As I wrote, he was on the no fly list because of his support and fundraising for HAMAS suicide bombers–the same reason he was kicked out of Israel–and his tight ties with extremist Muslims.
But the Nobel Committee apparently has no such compunctions. After all, this is the same committee that gave its Peace Prize to terrorist-in-chief Yasser Arafat. This year, they’ve invited Islam/Stevens to perform at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11th in Norway. Remember, this is the same guy who defended Ayatollah Khomeini’s death fatwa on author Salman Rushdie. He’s the same guy who defended HAMAS homicide bombings to Elizabeth Vargas on ABC’s “20/20.” Clearly, he’s Nobel Peace Prize concert material.
Then, there’s Sharon Stone a/k/a Crotchwoman, so nicknamed for her most well-known career move (which–here’s a hint–is not her acting). She’s hosting the Nobel Peace Prize Concert and sharing the stage with Islam/Stevens. Perhaps, she’s thrown in the towel on her short-lived self-anointment as an international peacemaker.
When we last saw her, Stone was in Israel and then Paris saying she was going to solve the Mid-East Crisis and bring peace there, as she claimed only women (apparently spread-eagle women on the silver screen) can do. She claimed that such lasting peace was “just a breath” away. Months later, guess what? Crotchy still hasn’t brought peace to much of anywhere, save her acting career–which is very peaceful after her much-ballyhooed sequel, the absolutely horrid “Basic Instinct 2,” bombed. Around the same time, she sunk to promoting oral sex to girls and calling Hillary Clinton “sexy.”
Since he’s such a religious Muslim, one wonders why Islam/Stevens would appear onstage with a woman whose chief achievement is baring her crotch to the world on a giant screen. She is, after all, very “uncovered meat.” Maybe she’ll promote oral sex to his hijab-encrusted daughters when he’s not around, just like she bragged of doing with American girls. But, of course, she’d never do that . . . out of respect for Islam. In Islam/Stevens’ ideal world, Stone would be beheaded and/or stoned. Maybe honor-killed, depending. Anything to sell a record, apparently.
Just before the December concert, Islam/Stevens will debut a new album, for the first time in about three decades. He claims he will try to come to the U.S. to promote it. The question will be whether our Homeland Security officials will kowtow to the protests they’ve already heard when Islam/Stevens was rejected for admission to the States in 2004. Will they give in to what is sure to be loud protestations from American Islamic leaders and activists, none of whom seem to be bothered by Islam/Stevens’ support for the fatwa on Rushdie or the HAMAS funding?
We hope not. But we’re betting they don’t have the testicles and will go the way of the deceptively-named Nobel Peace Prize. We’ll be watching. And not riding the phony “Peace Train.”
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