Cat Stevens, not the enemy

You may have heard that last night Cat Stevens was pulled off a plane for being on a 'US Watch List'. Cat Stevens was a terrific and influential pop folk singer in the 70's. He then took a rather bizarre turn he went hard core Muslim and even changed his name to 'Yusef Islam'. He further angered people when he refused to stand up to the Fatwa against Salman Rushdie. Stevens had remained underground for quite sometime, but surfaced after the 2001 World Trade Center bombings to condemn the action. He even sang a new version of 'Peace Train' to commerate his anger about the bombins. Cat Stevens is not a threat. Cat Stevens, though truly a weird dude, is a national musical treasure. I have a Cat Stevens mix in my truck right now in fact. Now, let's take a look at the terror minded Anti- American sentiment this man has inflicted upon American radio:

Now, I've been happy lately,Thinkin' about the good things to come
And I believe it could be;Something good has begun.
Oh, I've been smilin' lately,Dreamin' about the world as one
And I believe it could be;Some day it's going to come
'Cause out on the edge of darkness,There rides a peace train.
Oh, peace train take this country.Come take me home again.
Now, I've been cryin' lately,Thinkin' about the world as it is. Why must we go on hating? Why can't we live in bliss?

- You had to pull that guy off the plane? Now, I understand that this administration's goals differ greatly than mine... but this is heavy handed. Hey, you guys, I heard James Taylor is flying to a child's birthday party this weekend... get that maniac outta here too.

* postscript Sept 28th - I was right! Cat Stevens was not and is not the enemy. It was a typo, news here. When will you people get it? I am correct! Learn it, know it, love it!


Armus said…
Cat Stevens is a terrorist.

Not the bomb-strapped-to-the-belly sort, but one who uses his stature, such as it is, to work towards the same goals as the terrorists setting off bombs and sawing off heads.

He called for Salman Rushdie to be murdered for WRITING a BOOK. That makes him the enemy of anyone who has the slightest amount of respect for freedom of speech.

He gives money to Hamas, a radical Islamic terrorist group that has murdered literally hundreds of innocent unarmed people in Israel, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories. That makes him an active supporter of terrorism and terrorists.

He doesn't squeeze the trigger or wield the knife or light the fuse... He just PAYS for the guns, the ammunition, the knives, the explosives and the nails and nuts and bolts that will be blown into innocent peoples' bodies. The Left's age-old mantra of "Since our taxes pay for the war machine, we're all responsible" cuts both ways: Yusef Islam is paying for terrorism, so he's responsible.

Plus he puts out some dreadful trite music that's just plain fucking painful to listen to.

"Peace Train"? Let's chain his ass to the tracks and run a couple of them through. Yusef Islam isn't the "Cat Stevens" who sang that crap. He is a man who has enthusiastically embraced an intolerant and murderous religion and who uses the resources at his disposal to work towards the destruction of freedom of belief, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and for that matter freedom to just not be killed by Islamic assholes.

Fuck him.

The headline I want to see next time is "Cat Stevens taken off plane and shot."

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