Cat Stevens?

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    Anyone remember him? Yeah, he was banned from US for some 'unreasonable causes', he is interviewed. Links at site:

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=23893_Cat_Stevens_Refuses_to_Denounce_Hamas&only

     
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    There ya go then! Sums up the whole entertainment boob wanna be’s for me.

    Gawd I hate difficult questions! But...here are the answers!:rofl:
     
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    Yeah, especially when funding terrorists.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz68vipCPjQ&feature=player_embedded]Mad TV - Yusuf Islam (Cat stephens) - YouTube[/ame]

    Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens): "I'm praying to Allah to give us victory over the kuffar"

    7/13

    Today on Ummah.com, 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 music allowed under Islamic law.

    Anyway, the post was interesting for several reasons. One was the first response, in which poster "Rainyday" says: "I was a fan of Cat Stevens before I converted to Islam. Don't listen now as obvs music is haram."

    "Obvs music is haram"? Really? And yet whenever I publish the Islamic texts that establish that music is haram (forbidden), Muslims write to me and say I'm an ignorant, greasy Islamophobe and that Islam doesn't forbid music. So apparently this poor "Rainyday" character is a Misunderstander of Islam, led away into "misconceptions" of Islam that he somehow picked up from "Islamophobes."

    Another noteworthy element of this post comes at minute 2:02 of the first nasheed (video above), where Yusuf Islam, the former Cat Stevens, sings:

    What are you saying?
    What are you saying?
    I'm praying to Allah
    To give us victory
    Over the kuffar.

    "I'm praying to Allah to give us victory over the kuffar" (unbelievers)? When have you ever heard a Jew or a Christian praying for victory over the unbelievers? The supremacism and hatred is open and unapologetic, and especially piquant coming the former Mr. Peace Train himself, who has for years cultivated an image as a benign, peaceful, cuddly, peace-and-love-hippie Muslim.

    ...

    Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens): "I'm praying to Allah to give us victory over the kuffar" - Jihad Watch
     
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    I don't really pay attention to him. The local rock station stopped playing him because he is against freedom.

    I saw some muslims at college with a table set up with literature and they gloat over the Cat Stevens tract where he converted to Islam. I don't hold that sentiment so my reaction was, "so what".
     
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    Hate mongers can never comprehend men of peace!

    There are no words, I can use
    Because the meaning still leaves for you to choose
    And I couldn't stand to let them be abused, by you.
    - Cat Stevens, The Foreigner Suite

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbsUAorANgs]The foreigner suite by Cat Stevens - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    edthecynic, you're​

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    That was Cat Stevens before he became Yusuf Islam.

    People - and their povs/beliefs - can change.

    He was for peace, he claims he is for peace now. Makes one wonder why doesn't he denounce terrorists, denounce the extremists.
     
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    This is a 6 year old thread A.J. Dude, what are you doing?
     
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    I think this might be the best thread ever. I'm not 100% on it... but pretty close
     
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