Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Cat Stevens Deported

(AP) — Former pop singer Cat Stevens, a Muslim, was deported to Britain on Wednesday after U.S. officials said his activities could be "linked to terrorism" and his name was put on a U.S. no-fly list.
Arab-Americans and Muslims in Britain voiced outrage over the treatment of Stevens, who changed his name to Yusuf Islam when he shelved his singing and songwriting career and became a Muslim almost three decades ago.
He was seen being escorted by U.S. security officials onto a United Airlines flight at Dulles International Airport bound for London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday evening.
Homeland Security spokesman Brian Doyle said Islam's Washington D.C.-bound plane was diverted on Tuesday to Bangor, Maine, after his name turned up on U.S. lists of suspected terrorists. He was questioned by officials and then taken to Boston to catch a connecting flight in Washington for London.
"Why is he on the watch lists? Because of his activities that could be potentially linked to terrorism. The intelligence community has come into possession of additional information that further raises our concern," Doyle said.


Blogger Brook said...

anyone who's ever been assaulted by college roommate's cat stevens records can understand the desire to keep him out of the country. put that damn moonflower motherfucker on the peace train, dammit.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 7:13:00 PM  
Blogger tony not Tony said...

not only that, but busker's are as illegal as twix bars in the subways of DC.

if he so much as thought about playing a guitar or blowing a harmonica on a subway stoop they'd fuck him so hard, so fast he'd remember the name his daddy gave him...which of course is Steve Georgiou (greek for fucks sake) for those at home keeping score.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 9:05:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Dang and I wanted to get FC back together to record a 35 second long version of peace train....

Friday, September 24, 2004 6:36:00 AM  

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