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Encyclopedia > Yusuf Salman Yusuf

Yusuf Salman Yusuf (aka Comrade Fahd, 1901-1949) was a prominent leader of the Iraqi Communist Party. He was elected First Secretary in October 1941. 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Since its foundation in 1934, the Iraqi Communist Party (ICP) has dominated the left in Iraqi politics. ... October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Fahd was hanged in February 1949. Hanging to Music. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...

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Weekend Edition Sunday -- Yusuf Islam (267 words)
Yusuf Islam is a man with a past.
In 1989, his remarks drew him into the Salman Rushdie controversy, when he says he was misinterpreted as endorsing a death sentence on the writer.
Yusuf Islam was further rumored to be a fanatic and a student of the Ayatollah.
Cat Stevens (581 words)
During this time period an Islamic fatwa (religious ruling) was issued, holding that it was an obligation of Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie.
Yusuf Islam publicly stated that Rushdie was indeed guilty of blasphemy against Islam, and Rushdie deserved to be killed.
In response to this criticism, Yusuf Islam has since clarified that he believes that a death sentence can only be carried out by the authority of a court in an Islamic society, and that he is opposed to anyone taking the law into their own hands by murdering Rushdie.
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