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Cat Stevens to return this summer with a new album

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His name is not Cat Stevens anymore

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His name is not Cat Stevens anymore - Yrral

I was confused too. Apparently he switches between his Islamic name Yussuf Islam and his stage name these days.

I remember him talking about having trouble flying after 9/11. Yay. for ignorance.

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Not to be confused with the best selling UK artist of the 1980's Shaking Stevens.

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One of my favorite singers growing up in the 70s, regardless of what name he goes by.

It's about the music, not the name.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8800201/Salman-Rushdie-demands-apology-Yusuf-Islam-supported-fatwa-against-author.html

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Good songwriter but I lost respect for him after what he said during the ‘Satanic Verses’ affair and later attempts to distance himself from what he’s on record as saying.

Doesn’t sound like an artist who believes in artistic expression.

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With hit single “Death Fatwa For Salman”.

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I thought music was 'haram'. Apologise for your support for the fatwa against Rushdie, Mr Georgiou!

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Grew up with his music.

don’t know much about the fatwa stuff, but Rushdie did knowingly bring it on himself for money greed.

people should listen to Cat Stevens music and lyrics, not politics.

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He has made some wonderful music. But I too completely lost respect for him and interest in his music after his disgusting support for the fatwa against Rushdie.

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For a man who likes to sing about peace and equality, Cat Stevens certainly doesn't like to speak of the truth, Satanic Verses comes to mind.

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I like his old music. It makes me think of my mom.

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A sick man who had his mind twisted by an evil and regressive religion.

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TobleroneMar. 17  05:49 am JST

He has made some wonderful music. But I too completely lost respect for him and interest in his music after his disgusting support for the fatwa against Rushdie.

And ironically his new CD is on the Dark Horse label, which was started up by George Harrison himself. You know, Mr. 'Give Me Lone, Give Me Peace On Earth' and Mr. 'All You Need Is Love'.

Yusuf said that stupid remark in 1989. Did he ever retract it? People DO change their minds over time.

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