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Re: Yusef
Nov 21, 2008, 12:53
As much as I admire some of his back catalogue - "Catch Bull At Four" is a brilliant album - it still sticks in my craw when he backed the fatwah on Salman Rushdie - and I back 10,000 Maniacs' decision to withdraw "Peace Train" from their album for that reason.

When the news became public he appeared on an ITV discussion programme called "After Dark". The chairman of the debate asked him what he would do if Salman Rushdie knocked on his door.

He replied - "I would invite him in , sit him down, make him a cup of tea, and whilst I was outside I'd ring the Iranian authorities and tell them where he was".

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