Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Former pop star Cat Stevens denied entry to U.S.
WASHINGTON - Yusuf Islam, formerly known as folk-rock singer Cat Stevens, was taken off a London to Washington airliner on Tuesday and denied entry into the United States.Praise be to Allah!
According to a spokesman for the U.S. Transportation Security Agency, Islam's name popped up on a U.S. watch list while the plane was en route to Washington. The United Airlines flight was diverted to Bangor, Maine, where it landed. Islam was taken off the plane, questioned and refused entry into the country.