Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Islam Deported from U.S.

(You might as well skip this post if you're under 40.)

Here's an interesting item from today's New York Times:

The Department of Homeland Security ordered a United Airlines jet flying from London to Washington rerouted to Bangor, Me., on Tuesday afternoon so it could intercept a passenger, Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, two government officials said.

The story goes on to note that Cat (Can I still call him "Cat"?), a British citizen, is to be deported. (How about deporting Ted Nugent, too?)

Cat is not quoted in the NYT article, which is a shame because I can imagine him having some interesting things to say.

  • "And all this time I thought I was being followed by a moonshadow!"
  • "I knew I should have taken the peace train!"
  • "Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world."
Any other ideas about what Cat might have said?