"A government official said Islam (formerly Stevens) was on the watch list because of 'known associations and financial support to organizations believed to be aiding terrorism.'"OutThere761 said:
It was in the last 10 years he changed the religion and name...keysersoze said:I had no idea Cat Stevens had converted and changed his name (apparently in the 70's!), let alone was associated with aiding terrorism!
But surely if he wanted to commit acts of terrorism againt the United States, he doesn't have to be in the country to do it. So just kicking him out isn't preventing the problem, it's just putting it a bit further away.wdlove said:If he represents any threat of terrorism to North America, then he should be deported. We are in a war and must protect ourselves. It just shows that our FBI is doing their job of protecting America. We can't wait for the act, prevention is the key.
You should not revert to a political comment, that is what the political thread is for. Our very lives are affected by terrorism.belair said:
Mine isn't... except for counterterrorism measures. But that's fine, I also wear mad-elephant repellant every day, and I have yet to see a mad elephant.wdlove said:Our very lives are affected by terrorism.
Well yeah, he did talk about this one years later, about how he was a recent religious convert and a little too eager at the time to take the statements of religious leaders at face value.wowser said:It is strange, as wacthing him, i really couldn't believe someone so nice and warm would advocate killing. He must have changed his attitudes towrads Rushdie, now.