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Old 08-18-2011, 10:53 AM
miceelf miceelf is offline
 
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Default Re: What about Polanski at the rally against sexism?

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Yusuf Islam got a prize for peace and understanding at a huge event hosted by Germany's most popular TV show host Thomas Gottschalk. It was later revealed that Islam demanded to be shielded from women as much as possible and he refused to shake any woman's hand. What an exemplar of "peace and understanding".
Interesting...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/...080718?sp=true

British folk singer Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, accepted libel damages and an apology on Friday from a news agency that reported he had refused to talk to women at an awards ceremony who were not wearing a veil.

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World Entertainment News Network issued an apology, saying:

"We now accept that these allegations ... are entirely without foundation, and that Mr. Islam has never had any difficulties working with women, whether for religious or for any other reason."
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