Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Should have taken the Peace Train

Perhaps Cat Stevens should have stayed on the Peace Train and off of international flights. Back in 1977, the one time folk singer became a Muslim and changed his name to Yusef Islam. Islam first made political waves as a Muslim for failing to oppose the Ayotollah's call for the death of Salman Rushdie back in the 1980's. Now, apparently, Islam's name appears on a U.S. anti-terrorist watch list. Yesterday, Islam was on a plane bound for our nation's capital. But, he did not make it there. Instead, his flight was diverted to Bangor, Maine. Islam was then deported on the next flight back to his native England. Yeah, Yusef, it's a Wild World.