Pop singer/songwriter Cat Stevens got off the peace train when he converted to the religion of peace back in the ’70’s and changed his name to Yusuf…Jslam. Deborah Solomon interviews Mr. Islam in today’s New York Times Magazine. Solomon notes that Tony Blair appointed Mr. Islam to advise him on education for Muslims in Great Britain. Here Solomon gamely attempts to elicit Mr. Islam’s view of Hamas:
For all your devotion to education and good deeds, government officials in various countries have tried to link you to extremist groups, including Hamas. What do you think of Hamas?