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Offline zachor_ve_kavod

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As a musician, one of the greatest disappointments to me was the conversion of Cat Stevens to islam.  I grew up listening to his music.  I found his voice and his lyrics tremeandously comforting.  And then he gave it all up to join that hate filled religion, which espouses anti-Semitism, hatred of the west, hatred of women, hatred of gays, and which preaches a convert or kill approach.

I don't know if anyone else liked his music, but I did.  I still listen to some of his early works on the computer and it reminds me what can happen when people choose the dark side.

Does anybody know of any other conversions like this, which they found disappointing?

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Re: Yusef Islam aka Cat Stevens and the spiritual death which islam causes
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 06:58:21 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_converts_to_Islam

Some of them I would say good riddance. Wonder if they understand it is a death sentence to get out.
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Re: Yusef Islam aka Cat Stevens and the spiritual death which islam causes
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 07:10:31 PM »
Sarah said that she knows Cat Stevens, she even went to deliver something to his house in London...

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Re: Yusef Islam aka Cat Stevens and the spiritual death which islam causes
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 08:01:53 PM »
As a musician, one of the greatest disappointments to me was the conversion of Cat Stevens to islam.  I grew up listening to his music.  I found his voice and his lyrics tremeandously comforting.  And then he gave it all up to join that hate filled religion, which espouses anti-Semitism, hatred of the west, hatred of women, hatred of gays, and which preaches a convert or kill approach.

I don't know if anyone else liked his music, but I did.  I still listen to some of his early works on the computer and it reminds me what can happen when people choose the dark side.

Does anybody know of any other conversions like this, which they found disappointing?

I guess he got on a "Peace Train" to the Religion of Pieces... HAHA..

Cat Stevens was a good musician, but he is dead now...

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Re: Yusef Islam aka Cat Stevens and the spiritual death which islam causes
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008, 08:45:34 PM »
Mad TV - Yusuf Islam (Cat stephens) Parody [adult language]


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Re: Yusef Islam aka Cat Stevens and the spiritual death which islam causes
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008, 09:29:44 PM »
Mad TV - Yusuf Islam (Cat stephens) Parody [adult language]


Thought you might enjoy this.



Yep, I gotta say that's pretty funny. ;D

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Re: Yusef Islam aka Cat Stevens and the spiritual death which islam causes
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008, 09:36:50 PM »
Never really dug him, hearing his conversion didn't help much! >:(

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Re: Yusef Islam aka Cat Stevens and the spiritual death which islam causes
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2008, 02:05:32 AM »
Never really dug him, hearing his conversion didn't help much! >:(

I did enjoy his music. I was really shocked to see him decades later as a Muslim. 

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Re: Yusef Islam aka Cat Stevens and the spiritual death which islam causes
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2008, 02:32:14 AM »
I think he was a brilliant musician.  'Morning has broken' is one of my favorites.  Too bad he went to the dark side.


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Re: Yusef Islam aka Cat Stevens and the spiritual death which islam causes
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2008, 02:45:00 AM »
I think he was a brilliant musician.  'Morning has broken' is one of my favorites.  Too bad he went to the dark side.



Hi Briann. Morning has Broken was a good song. For Cat Stevens Morning has Broken turned into ' Islam has Spoken. '


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Re: Yusef Islam aka Cat Stevens and the spiritual death which islam causes
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2008, 07:21:36 AM »
he's got 3 or 4 good songs...Billy Joel has about 30...

Now, can we move on?
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Re: Yusef Islam aka Cat Stevens and the spiritual death which islam causes
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2008, 08:03:18 AM »
he's got 3 or 4 good songs...Billy Joel has about 30...

Now, can we move on?

Personally, I think that there is something larger in this story than just a musician betraying his own profession and even betraying his own identity.  This story is indicative of a much larger trend, whereby people are giving up, and out of either a great sense of desperation or a miniscule sense of good and evil, are choosing evil.

It doesn't matter whether as you say, Stevens had 3 or 4 good songs while Billy Joel has about 30.  That is irrelevant.  It's that Cat Stevens' songs shaped the performer's identity which millions of people identified with.  What is also significant is that Stevens sang about peace and personal reflection, which goes to show how there lies in the peacenik, not so far beneath the surface, a real fascist.