Remember the singer Cat Stevens? He achieved modest success with a couple of hits back in the 1970's, such as "Moonshadow" and "Peace Train." Then in 1977 he became a Muslim and changed his name to Yusuf Islam.
Now Cat--er, I mean Yusuf--has weighed in on the Pope's recent comments. He says basically that this is proof that the Pontiff is, in fact, fallible. He goes on to suggest that maybe Benedict should read up on Gandhi's views about Islam. The Indian leader had a much more peaceful take on Mohammad's teachings.
Well, gee, thanks for weighing in on the matter, Mr. Stevens.... Or whatever you're calling yourself these days. But before you start criticizing Pope Benedict for suggesting that Islam is a violent religion, maybe you should condemn the way Muslims are killing each other in Iraq. And maybe you should also say that it's wrong for Osama bin Laden to urge his Muslim followers to fly planes into buildings just so they can get their rocks off by killing innocent men, women, and children.
Oh, and while you're at it, perhaps you should also apologize for supporting the fatwa (death sentence) that the Ayatollah Khomeini issued against Salmon Rushdie in 1989.
Do that, Mr. Stevens, and perhaps then the world might give a damn about what you have to say.