This would, of course, put him on the US watch list, since Hamas is a major terrorist organization. Even if the report were false, which is what Stevens (or Yusuf Islam as he calls himself) claims, it would flag him as someone to pay attention to.In July 2000, Stevens was denied entry to Israel amid reports that he had donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Islamic terrorist group, Hamas.
I've no idea whether or not anything ever came of the 2000 incident, or if there is any basis to it.In a statement released by his record label Universal Music at the time, he said: “I want to make sure that people are aware that I’ve never ever knowingly supported any terrorist groups – past, present or future.”
Was Cat Stevens ever an American? I thought he was a Greek/Swede brought up in London.Kain99 said:We've seen Americans turned traitor before... Why should he get special treatment?
Not me. After Farenheit 9-11, I've about had enough of "free speech" and the people who abuse it.Tonio said:I say that freedom of speech is more important than any kind of political or religious orthodoxy.
Islam has become a prominent member of the UK Muslim community since abandoning his pop career and changing his name in the 1970s to devote himself to charity work and peace campaigning.
The Muslim idea of "peacekeeping" is to kill everyone who's not one of them. That's when they think the world will be peaceful.crabcake said:the same kinds of "charity work" as those "charity" groups who had their assets frozen for having ties to terrorist organizations?
Their problem is that they're pushing their own orthodoxy and agenda. Just like any hellfire-and-damnation preacher or any political true believer, they're saying, "We're right and you're wrong." While they have the right to say that, it's hypocritical for them to claim that their judgmentality and self-righteousness is justified in the name of free speech.vraiblonde said:And I've had enough of messed up "journalists" who write stories about how terrible it is that the US won't let terrorist supporters come into our country. Dur.
http://www.gopusa.com/news/2003/october/1013_robertsonp.shtmlylexot said:Haven't seen that. Got a link/quote?
You forgot to clarify that by "one of them" you mean "a member of their exact brand of islam (i.e. suni muslim)" all members of other brands of islam must be eradicated too.vraiblonde said:The Muslim idea of "peacekeeping" is to kill everyone who's not one of them. That's when they think the world will be peaceful.
tirdun said:Regardless, he was not denied entry because he's a muslim, he was denied entry because he is suspected of contributing to Hamas.
So, what proof do you require?Warron said:You have to love our little terrorist watch list. It lets the governments claim anything they want about anyone and act on that information as it were real, without ever proving a single thing. Makes you wonder what kind of watch lists we will have when terrorists go out of style.
I'd say that's good enough reason to bar him from flying. Can we deport him?Danzig said:http://www.gopusa.com/news/2003/october/1013_robertsonp.shtml
"If I could just get a nuclear device inside Foggy Bottom, I think that's the answer," Robertson asserted in the interview.
He added, "I mean, you get through this [book], and you say, 'We've got to blow that thing up.'"
Reaction from the State Department has been one of shock and scorn of Robertson's "despicable" comments.
"I lack sufficient capabilities to express my disdain," reacted Richard Boucher, spokesman for the State Department, during a press briefing.
Robertson has long been openly critical of the State Department, which he says works against the best interests of the United States.
But this is not the first time Robertson has called for the destruction of the State Department. In a similar interview with Mowbray in June, Robertson alluded to a desire to blow up Foggy Bottom then as well.
"Well, it looks like Congress had better do something, and maybe we need a very small nuke thrown off on Foggy Bottom to shake things up," Robertson said on his program four months ago.
I'll bet he is. Any time someone makes a statement like that, suddenly they start getting some attention from the men in black suits.jlabsher said:I want to know if Pat Robertson is on the TSA watch list.
So you are in favor of the Kerry method of waiting until they actually blow something up and kill people before taking any kind of action?Warron said:You have to love our little terrorist watch list. It lets the governments claim anything they want about anyone and act on that information as it were real, without ever proving a single thing. Makes you wonder what kind of watch lists we will have when terrorists go out of style.