El señor Cat Stevens, alias Jussuf Islam ya había realizado unas declaraciones impresionantes (pero terriblemente consecuentes con su "nueva fe") sobre el recientemente nombrado Caballero (Sir) Salman Rushdie :
Robertson: You don’t think that this man deserves to die?
Islam: Who, Salman Rushdie?
Islam: Yes, yes.
Robertson: And do you have a duty to be his executioner?
Islam: 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 –