Thursday, September 23, 2004

"Slap in the face of sanity"

Muslim groups in the UK have termed the deportation of Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) as a "slap in the face of sanity". The once popular singer was recently booted out from the US after the officials realised he was on a "watch list" comprising people engaged in activities that could be linked to terrorism.

Stevens converted to Islam in the late 1970s after hits such as Wild World and Morning Has Broken. He has set up a charity for aiding persons on Bosnia, Iraq and Kosovo.

This is not the first time that Islam has been deported. He met with the same fate in Israel in December 200o after allegations that he was involved in raising money for the militant Hamas group. He also publicly supported Khomeini's fatwa against Salman Rushdie for his book - The Satanic Verses.

UK has registered a formal protest with the US. Just, what do you say?


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