22 September 2004

Good to know my government is looking out for me

I dunno about y'all, but I know I feel so much safer knowing that our government, in their infinite wisdom, is deporting Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens). According to the Yahoo! story, he "will be deported to Britain after being denied entry to the United States because his activities could be 'linked to terrorism,' a U.S. official said on Wednesday."

Well, of course! A man who famously sang these lyrics must be feared:

"Now I've been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be, some day it's going to come

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again...

...Now I've been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss"


(Damn! I have used that song in story hour! Hope my name doesn't end up on a list!)

Plus, of course, he founded the charity Small Kindness, which "works to alleviate the suffering of families and children in the Balkans as well as the Middle East, promoting community development and prosperity by providing relief and educational programs to needy peoples ravaged and made homeless by war and conflict." That's gotta be suspect.

C'mon! I would like to say that this is un-freakin'-believable but, sadly, in W's Amerika, it isn't hard to believe at all.

Sigh.

Read the whole story.

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