Sorry, my point about Cat Stevens might have been lost in the mysts of time. He was a happy songwriting hippie who converted to Islam. When Salman Rushdie wrote his book and was condemned to die by the ayatollahs, Cat Stevens was interviewed and asked whether Salman Rushdie deserved to die.
Here's my point: Cat Stevens couldn't say NO. His Moslem religion REQUIRED him to agree with a death sentence that was passed for free speech.
Is that a religion?
No, it is a cult.
Remember Cassius Clay? Yeah, it was really the hip thing to do back in the day to be cool, convert to Islam and get a cool new Jihadi name, and it got you to the front of the conscientious objector line at the local draft board...
I do not nor will I ever consider Islam a religion, it is a cult meant to perpetuate a barbaric, deviant and sadistic lifestyle. No matter how much anyone tries to soften it or pretty it up, it's essence is still demonic.