Remember Cat Stevens, the 70s singer who made songs such as "Morning Has Broken" and "Peace Train" into hits? Seems he is persona non grata in these United States of America, according to our government. The singer, who has gone by the name Yusuf Islam since he converted to the Muslim faith some years ago, was denied entry into the US and was taken from his flight from London when it was routed to Maine. He was on a "No Fly List" from the Transportation Security Administration.
Islam has been known for many years for his efforts on behalf of peace and justice, and has denounced terror and those who would commit such acts. He denounced the radical Muslims who were responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks, saying "They hijacked my religion..." in an interview with the UK newspaper The Independent.
Yeah, a real radical, this Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam.
Oh, Peace Train soundin' louder.
Glide on the peace train.
Ooh, ah, ee, ah, ooh, ah.
Come on, now Peace Train.