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  • Three Converts, Three Religions: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and Cat Stevens

    10/17/2017 9:47:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PJ media ^ | 10/17/2017 | Robert Spencer
    The imminent release of “Trouble No More” -- the latest installment of Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series; this one covers his controversial 1979-81 “Christian period” -- recalls the long-gone age of high-profile rock star conversions.Dylan became a Christian, George Harrison dived into Krishna consciousness, and Cat Stevens embraced Islam, and each demonstrated, yet again, that Leftist dogma is false. The content of one’s religious beliefs does matter, and influences those who take their religions seriously.Both Harrison and Dylan were widely criticized for their sanctimony. Reviewing Harrison’s 1973 album “Living in the Material World” in New Musical Express, Tony Tyler called the...
  • Saudi Arabia summons Czech ambassador over ‘Satanic Verses’

    10/09/2015 11:34:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2015 11:23 AM EDT | Abdullah Al-Shihri
    Saudi Arabia has summoned the Czech ambassador over a coming translation of Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses.” A Saudi Foreign Ministry official said the ambassador was asked Friday to censor the coming Czech translation because the book “distorts the true religion of Islam.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he wasn’t authorized to speak to journalists. …
  • Cat Stevens cancels New York show, blames scalpers

    09/25/2014 8:49:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2014 8:36 PM EDT
    Cat Stevens is canceling his New York performance just weeks after announcing a six-city tour. Stevens said on his Facebook page Wednesday that he would not keep the New York engagement because its requirement for paper tickets has led to exorbitant resale prices. …
  • Cat Stevens Doing First US Tour Since 1976

    09/16/2014 7:53:04 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 84 replies
    Newser ^ | Sept 16, 2014 | Newser Editors
    New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road. He announced yesterday that he'll do a six-city concert tour in North America this December, his first series of shows in the US since 1976. His conversion to Islam followed, putting his music career on hold for a quarter-century. Stevens, who also is releasing a blues album on Oct. 27 produced by Rick Rubin and titled Tell 'Em I'm Gone, is using that stage name along with Yusuf, the name he took when he converted. The performer of 1970s-era hits "Wild...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts....Cat Stevens???

    02/19/2014 2:47:38 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 93 replies
    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ^ | 2/19/14 | Rock & Roll HOF
    Today, the 2014 inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame were announced. Among those being inducted were KISS, Hall & Oates, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, and Linda Ronstadt. However, one inductee just ruined the whole thing for me: Cat Stevens, he prefers to be known now...Yusef Islam. How could the RRHOF make such a grievous error? Do they not know that the evil cult that he supports who have them all executed for the very thing that they personify?
  • An e-mail from Rep Alan Grayson (vanity)

    09/22/2013 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    The United Nations has designated today as the International Day of Peace. The war drums pounded out quite a cacophony, earlier this month. But in the end, the Peace Train was louder. Thanks to us. The airwaves were rife this month with elected officials, think-tank analysts, retired generals, overpaid pundits and other bloviators telling us what they thought what we needed to think. But their voices faded, as ours grew louder. Listen: "Peace. Peace. Peace. Peace. Peace." We prevented a war between the United States and Syria. I made sure that our voices were heard. I said the things that...
  • Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens, "I'm praying to Allah to give us victory over the kuffar"

    07/27/2013 9:57:59 PM PDT · by hulagirl · 37 replies ^ | July 36, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    Today on, a poster called "ahaneefah" posted two "Classic Yusuf Islam Nasheeds without Music." A nasheed is a song praising Allah or Islam in some way. Nasheeds are usually sung a cappella or with percussion accompaniment only, and according to most Islamic authorities they're the only kind of...
  • On Giving Up (Salman Rushdie Comments on Yusuf Islam's (AKA Cat Stevens) Cameo at Jon Stewart rally)

    11/01/2010 8:39:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1+ views
    STANDPOINT ^ | 10/31/2010 | Nick Cohen
    Jon Stewart's Rally for Sanity yesterday featured Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens singing "Peace Train". Islam/Stevens previously showed his commitment to peace and sanity by saying that death was the appropriate punishment for Salman Rushdie's "blasphemy". He has tried to wiggle out of it and issued all kinds of denials. But here is what he said (SOURCE: to Geoffrey Robertson QC in 1989. (Video here: Robertson: You don't think that this man deserves to die? Y. Islam: Who, Salman Rushdie? Robertson: Yes. Y. Islam: Yes, yes. Robertson: And do you have a duty to be his executioner? Y....
  • Fatwa-endorsing singer featured at “Restoring Sanity” rally? (Remember Cat Stevens?)

    10/31/2010 7:38:41 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    I tuned in to the “Restoring Sanity” rally on the National Mall today during the prep time before the NARN broadcast this afternoon, just in time to see “Peace Train” performed live — and I said to my radio partner Mitch Berg, “Did I just see Cat Stevens on stage for a rally claiming to restore sanity?” As Aaron Worthing at Patterico and Ed Driscoll confirm, indeed I did, as did everyone else. Mediate has the video of Yusuf Islam’s appearance, as well as a bit of his background: The inclusion of Yusuf Islam in the Rally to Restore Sanity...
  • Yusuf Islam (that's Cat Stevens) booed by angry fans

    11/17/2009 12:03:28 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies · 2,121+ views
    Malaysia News ^ | 17th November, 2009
    Revered British folk singer Yusuf Islam - once known as Cat Stevens - has been booed by fans at an eagerly-awaited comeback concert after he allowed another singer to perform some of his best-known songs on stage. 'Now I know what (Bob) Dylan felt like,' Stevens told his audience in Dublin at the weekend after some fans booed while others gave a standing ovation in his first concert tour in 33 years. They began walking out ... 'In London's West End, where it is due to open next year, 'Moonshadow' could go down a storm. In front of an audience...
  • Cat Stevens & A Most Beautiful Song; Bill Clinton's Hands Wander, More in Thoughts

    05/24/2009 1:46:11 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 33 replies · 1,327+ views
    Weekly Fish Thoughts ^ | 5/24/09 | Pat Fish
    Heh. Bill Clinton caught with his hand where they shouldn't oughta be. The story here…AND the incriminating pic. Cat Stevens…remember him? Listen to his new beautiful song. Such talent from he who is now considered a terrorist against our country. Waterboarding, torture and why Obama will never win this battle.
  • Yusuf Islam: Obama has divine role

    05/18/2009 9:22:47 AM PDT · by GreatDaggar · 18 replies · 867+ views
    CNN ^ | May 18, 2009 | Denise Quan
    CNN: You mean you're not dangerous? Yusuf: No! Touch me! (laughs) It was upsetting for a lot more people than myself. And you know, I'm here now (in the United States), so things are kind of working themselves out. But there's a new administration, a new president, and it's a great new day. CNN: Obama seems to be reaching out to people of all faiths around the world. Yusuf: I think a person like Obama has some kind of faith in his special role that he has to perform. And that role -- if not prophetic -- it's a divine...
  • Cat Stevens: Coldplay Stole My Song (Yusuf Islam Accuses Chris Martin of 'Vida La Vida' Theft)

    05/04/2009 10:41:31 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 52 replies · 1,822+ views
    New Music Express ^ | May 4, 2009
    Cat Stevens has said that he believes that Coldplay's hit 'Viva La Vida' is a take-off of his own song, 'Foreigner Suite'. Coldplay recently denied accusations by guitarist Joe Satriani, who claims that the band ripped him off for the song – but Stevens has since told The Sun that it's he who the band had been taking inspiration from. "There's been this argument about Coldplay stealing this melody from Joe Satriani," he said. "But, if you listen to it, it's mine! It's the [1973 song] 'Foreigner Suite', it is!" Stevens did not suggest that he would take legal action...
  • Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, releases song for Gaza (Let's sing along with Hamas1)

    01/26/2009 11:15:21 AM PST · by mojito · 21 replies · 1,473+ views
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 1/26/2009 | Unattributed
    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...
  • McCartney, Parton guest on new Yusuf album

    01/20/2009 7:38:48 PM PST · by WildcatClan · 14 replies · 540+ views
    Yahoo ^ | January 20 2009 | Ann Donahue
    LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens, will follow up 2006's "An Other Cup," his first secular album in 28 years, with a set that recalls his straightforward troubadour days. (snip) The single "Boots & Sand" features Paul McCartney and Dolly Parton -- with a video shot by Jesse Dylan, son of Bob -- while Michelle Branch and Gunnar Nelson assist on the track "To Be What You Must."
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Rock/Pop Musicians Who Turn 60 This Year!

    05/16/2008 2:14:00 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 104 replies · 1,681+ views
    Musicians Ozzy Osbourne, Stevie Nicks, Ted Nugent, Steve Winwood, Robert Plant, Kenny Loggins, Glenn Frey, Alice Cooper, Tony Iommi, Chris Squire, James Taylor, Todd Rundgren, Jackson Browne, Olivia Newton-John, Donna Summer, John Bonham (R.I.P.) & Rick James (R.I.P.)
  • Death-for-Rushdie Advocate (Yusuf/Cat Stevens) Headlined Live Earth Concert

    07/08/2007 6:48:08 AM PDT · by Orwells Ghost · 12 replies · 1,228+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 8, 2007 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, headlined Al Gore's Live Earth concert in Hamburg July 7. This is a man who advocated author Salman Rushdie's death. In 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for the execution of Rushdie. Yusuf, who converted to Islam in the 1970s, was asked about the fatwa during a UK TV program on April 15, 1989. Geoffrey Robinson: “You don't think that this man deserves to die?” Yusuf: “Who, Salman Rushdie?... Yes, Yes.” After all of the denials and obfuscations by Yusuf, the smoking gun is now available on YouTube where Yusuf can be seen and...
  • Yusuf (Formerly Cat Stevens) To Perform at Live Earth

    07/06/2007 8:18:53 PM PDT · by melt · 25 replies · 857+ views
    Relix ^ | 7/5/07 | Mike Green
    This Saturday’s Live Earth event continues to gain participants. While rumors still swirl about additional musicians, three artists have been confirmed. Yusuf (Formerly Cat Stevens) will appear in Hamburg while rapper/actor Xzibit has signed on for Tokyo and electronica artist Kenna will perform in the US. Other acts scheduled to appear in Hamburg are Chris Cornell, Shakira and Snoop Dogg.
  • Yusuf (Formerly Cat Stevens) To Perform at Live Earth

    07/06/2007 7:41:06 PM PDT · by keepitreal · 49 replies · 1,247+ views
    Relix ^ | July 5, 2007 | Mike Gree
    This Saturday’s Live Earth event continues to gain participants. While rumors still swirl about additional musicians, three artists have been confirmed. Yusuf (Formerly Cat Stevens) will appear in Hamburg while rapper/actor Xzibit has signed on for Tokyo and electronica artist Kenna will perform in the US.
  • Yusuf Islam Ignores Bare-Headed Women (Cat Stevens)

    03/27/2007 9:12:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 39 replies · 1,393+ views
    Muslim singer Yusuf Islam reportedly refused to speak with the female guides at a German event over the weekend (24-25Mar07) because they weren't veiled - despite accepting an honour for building bridges between Eastern and Western cultures. The star, formerly known as Cat Stevens, received a special prize at the Echo Awards on Sunday night (25Mar07) in Berlin for his musical, social and political work and was praised as a bridge-builder between the West and the Islamic world. However, when the Father And Son singer, 58, rehearsed his appearance the day before the prize giving (24Mar07), he acted rather narrow...