Salman Rushdie on Jon Stewart

In my previous post about Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam I quoted Salman Rushdie’s surprise that Jon Stewart had given a starring role at his “Rally for Sanity” to a crooner who had previously opined that Rushdie deserved to die for deciding of his own free will to abandon Islam and criticise its  texts.

Salman has messaged me again and says,

I spoke to Jon Stewart about Yusuf Islam’s appearance. He said he was sorry it upset me, but really, it was plain that he was fine with it. Depressing.

“Pathetic” is the word I would use.

Carry on reading

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3 thoughts on “Salman Rushdie on Jon Stewart

  1. From what I remember reading didn’t Edward Said encourage Rushdie to publish “The Satanic Verses” with the idea that it wouldn’t cause much of a fuss? I wonder if Jon Stewart was thinking along much the same wavelength. If so, then this is a pair of bent antennas.

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