Cat Stevens; Into White I built my house from barley rice. Green pepper walls and water ice. Tables of paper wood, windows of light. And everything emptying. During the abundantly prolific period of the late 60s into the early 70s, genres of traditional music were being reshaped and recreated. "Into White" is a song written and recorded by Cat Stevens. It was released on his album Tea for the Tillerman and was covered in , in Italian, by Mia.


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That is the type of message we want to get across. It seems as if I am making a comeback but I have never really been away. Now I am seeing the shiny side again.


Interview for Melody Maker with Chris Charlesworth July Art was what I originally started out to do and music came second at first. I had a year at art cat stevens into white but I left because it was too much like school.

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I give all my paintings away to people I like. You don't think that this man deserves to die?


And do you cat stevens into white a duty to be his executioner? Uh, no, not necessarily, unless we were in an Islamic state and I was ordered by a judge or by the authority to carry out such an act — perhaps, cat stevens into white. C18 If Rushdie turned up at my doorstep looking for help, I might ring somebody who might do more damage to him than he would like.

I'd try to phone the Ayatollah Khomeini and tell him exactly where this man is.

C18 In Islam there is a line between let's say freedom and the line which is then transgressed into immorality and irresponsibility and I think as far as this writer is concerned, unfortunately, he has been irresponsible with his freedom of speech.

Cat stevens into white Rushdie or indeed any writer who abuses the prophet, or indeed any prophet, under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death.

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It's got to be seen as a deterrent, so that other people should not commit the same mistake again. I had nothing to do cat stevens into white the issue other than what the media created. I was innocently drawn into the whole controversy.


So, after many years, I'm glad at least now that I have been given the opportunity to explain to the public and fans my side of the story in my own words. At a lecture, back inI cat stevens into white asked a question about blasphemy according to Islamic Law, I simply repeated the legal view according to my limited knowledge of the Scriptural texts, based directly on historical commentaries of the Qur'an.

The next day the newspaper headlines read, "Cat Says, Kill Rushdie.

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I was a new Muslim. If you ask a Bible student to quote the legal punishment of a person who commits blasphemy in the Bible, he would be dishonest if he didn't cat stevens into white Leviticus While it is still not clear who carried out the attacks, it must be stated that no right thinking follower of Islam could possibly condone such an action: We pray for the families of all those who lost their lives in this unthinkable act of violence as well as all those injured; I hope to reflect the feelings of all Muslims and people around the world whose sympathies go out cat stevens into white the victims at this sorrowful moment.

Statement on his website 12 Septemberquoted in "Cat Stevens Condemns Attack" in Rolling Stone 17 September We understand the cat stevens into white, the anguish and suffering which this act of international terrorism has created amongst people.

What we are worried about is the impact of the wrong kind of response to it.

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