The wild world of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards caused some trouble last night. Now morning has broken, Guido can reveal their new Lifetime Achievement winner isn’t a passenger on the peace train. The Beeb bestowed the honour on Cat Stevens, aka Yusuf Islam, who infamously said of Salman Rushdie:
“he must be killed. The Quran makes it clear: If someone defames the prophet, then he must die”
And here he is calling for Rushdie to be burned alive:
Yusuf later insisted he was only joking, don’t let me be misunderstood.