Roger L. Simon

It's Only Rock and Roll!

The National Post has an interesting update on the Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam controversy. As you will recall, the onetime troubadour was recently sent home en route to the USA for possible terror connections, which he denies.

Yusuf Islam, the British singer formerly known as Cat Stevens, was the guest of honour at a Toronto fundraising dinner hosted by an organization that has since been identified by the Canadian government as a “front” for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

In a videotape of the 1998 event obtained by the National Post, Mr. Islam describes Israel as a “so-called new society” created by a “so-called religion” and urges the audience to donate to the Jerusalem Fund for Human Services to “lessen the suffering of our brothers and sisters in Palestine and the Holy Land.”

From now on I’ll refer to Cat as a “so-called human.”… More here.