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Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, releases song for Gaza (Let's sing along with Hamas1)
Yahoo/AFP ^ | 1/26/2009 | Unattributed

Posted on 01/26/2009 11:15:21 AM PST by mojito

Singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, released on Sunday a charity song whose proceeds will go towards assisting Palestinians in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.

The new recording of the song 'The day the world gets round', originally recorded by George Harrison, features Yusuf on vocals and Klaus Voorman, known to many as the fifth Beatle, on bass.

The song can be dowloaded online at different rates and its proceeds will go towards the United Nations Relief and Works Agency and Save the Children to aid children and families in the Gaza Strip, UNRWA said in a statement.

Yusuf said on his website he hoped the recording will "help remind people of the immense legacy of love, peace and happiness we can share when we get round to looking at mankind's futile wars and prejudices."

As Cat Stevens, Islam, now 59, recorded several major hits in the late 1960s and 1970s. He converted to Islam at the height of his fame in 1977, devoting himself to education and philanthropy.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2loony4words; catstevens; firsthundreddays; gaza; hamas; islam; islamicsupremacist; jihadlover; lunatic; moonbat; moonshadow; proterrorist; stealthjihad; unholyalliance; waronterror; yusufislam
Riding on the peace train with the suicide bombers.
1 posted on 01/26/2009 11:15:21 AM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

That odd “1” in the title should be an “!”.


2 posted on 01/26/2009 11:16:32 AM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

news for yusuf: the arabs could help these people out any time they wanted. but they keep them in squalor for their own ends.

address that, you pointless hypocrite


3 posted on 01/26/2009 11:16:58 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: mojito

What a wasted life.


4 posted on 01/26/2009 11:20:41 AM PST by Nachum
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Taliban won’t like it!


5 posted on 01/26/2009 11:21:27 AM PST by cameraeye (It only just begun. Are we losing yet?)
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To: cameraeye

You mean Cat Stevens buddies in the taliban won’t like it when he tells them to “go fly a kite”???

Hahahaha!

I kill me.


6 posted on 01/26/2009 11:24:03 AM PST by Mr. Jazzy (No greater friend, no worse enemy -The United States Marine Corps.)
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To: cameraeye
Is Yusuf going to rock the Casbah?

Sharif won't like it.

7 posted on 01/26/2009 11:25:13 AM PST by mojito
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To: All

Think of this guys’ plight.

Cat Stevens was his name for goodness sake.

He probably heard whispers his entire life about the name “Cat”...poor guy.

So he changes his name to Yousuf Islam.

...kinda feel sorry for the guy.


8 posted on 01/26/2009 11:31:26 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Colin Powell types begged for McCain moderates and then voted Democrat.)
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To: mojito

Why not raise money for the war torn area and split it 50-50 with Israel and the Gaza Strip?


9 posted on 01/26/2009 11:47:27 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal imigration)
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To: mojito

He’s being followed by a crescent moon shadow.


10 posted on 01/26/2009 11:48:10 AM PST by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: Jaxter

Everyone board the “pieces of infidels” train! :)


11 posted on 01/26/2009 11:52:54 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: mojito

“Gaza is broken....”


12 posted on 01/26/2009 11:54:16 AM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: mojito
We should spit on this Enemy of state.
13 posted on 01/26/2009 11:56:30 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: mojito

Here's an exerpt:

Oh, I'm sharp'nin' up my jambiya
Jam-biya jambiya!
A-slicin' and dicin' with my jambiya
Jam-biya jambiya!

And if Israelis should fall asleep,
into their homes
I will creep
And if Israelis should fall asleep,
Aweee-deedle-deedle
Aweee-deedle-dee
They won't wake up No more.

14 posted on 01/26/2009 12:37:18 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: Cheetahcat

Ol’ Cat Stevens gave up music for Islam.

Looks like he’s reneged on that pledge.

A wonderful tune to a wonderful song “Morning has Broken,” was merely a tune overlaid atop what I’m sure were 19th century Anglican church lyrics. They sound 19th century. (So: Even that wasn’t original.)


15 posted on 01/26/2009 12:38:27 PM PST by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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To: mojito

This is one cat that should have choked on a hairball.


16 posted on 01/26/2009 12:39:44 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Dissent Is Patriotic)
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To: sauron

Actually, both tune and words predate Cat Stevens, and yes it is a hymnal song, although I don’t know when it was first written.


17 posted on 01/26/2009 12:58:51 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: mojito
Yusuf Islam O They killed all the little ones
If he only knew singing is an executable offence in Gaza.

This video shows Hamas killing those singing at a wedding. for the crime of singing

18 posted on 01/26/2009 1:06:51 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: kaehurowing

It’s #8 in the 1982 Episscopal [stet] Hymnal but not in the 1940 edition: Words: Eleanor Farejon (1881-1965) Music: Bunessan, Gaelic melody, harmonized by Alec Wyton (b. 1921)

Guess Cat and Vickie Jean will be humming it together soon.


19 posted on 01/26/2009 1:15:26 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: mojito; All

Any fans of Cat Stevens here, besides me? What are your favorite songs of his?

I will ignore the current mutation.

Since I am an avid chessplayer, Stevens reminds me a little of Bobby Fischer, another person who contributed to his field but then turned his back on his country.


20 posted on 01/26/2009 2:18:35 PM PST by reaganaut1
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Any fans of Cat Stevens here, besides me? What are your favorite songs of his?

Wild World. I also like "The First Cut is the Deepest" although Rod Stewart and Sheryl Crowe's versions are more well known.

21 posted on 01/26/2009 2:39:19 PM PST by slugbug (Sexual Cherry Garcia)
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To: sauron

A wonderful tune to a wonderful song “Morning has Broken,” was merely a tune overlaid atop what I’m sure were 19th century Anglican church lyrics. They sound 19th century. (So: Even that wasn’t original.)

You know it could be a knock off!


22 posted on 01/26/2009 2:42:49 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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