Yusuf Islam makes surprise appearance...

Yusuf Islam makes surprise appearance in House

There are 17 comments on the Malay Mail story from Mar 15, 2011, titled Yusuf Islam makes surprise appearance in House. In it, Malay Mail reports that:

KUALA LUMPUR: "I saw Cat Stevens at the Parliament lobby." What first sounded like a joke among repor ters covering the Dewan Rakyat sitting this morning turned out to be true, as the singersongwriter, now known as Yusuf Islam , was indeed here for a visit.

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“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#1 Mar 15, 2011
Cat Stevens screwed up his life.

Since: Jan 08

New York, NY

#2 Mar 15, 2011
How do you know that?

“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#3 Mar 15, 2011
bush1 wrote:
How do you know that?
Because I'm old enough to remember when he was good.
Pawn-King-Nine

San Francisco, CA

#4 Mar 15, 2011
"He said the education module in Malaysia in general was good, but missing the human touch.

“What we believe is missing is teaching children how to behave and how to be good human beings.

“For example, we teach children that ‘A’ is for ‘apple’, so perhaps we could instead say ‘A’ is for ‘Allah’. We also include music in our syllabus,” Yusuf explained, adding his education module was "universal" and not
strictly for Muslim education."

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Pawn says: LEAVE MALAYSIA ALONE!!!(or at least not try to "universalize" that A-for-Allah part)
Pawn-King-Nine

San Francisco, CA

#5 Mar 15, 2011
teachig "A for Apple" may not teach kids how to be good human being, but "A for Allah" may not be as healthy for the kids. Allah won't provide vitamins and not yummy. Allah scares kids. Allah causes early depression. Help save the kids...!!
Pawn-King-Nine

San Francisco, CA

#6 Mar 15, 2011
Pawn-King-Nine wrote:
teachig "A for Apple" may not teach kids how to be good human being, but "A for Allah" may not be as healthy for the kids. Allah won't provide vitamins and not yummy. Allah scares kids. Allah causes early depression. Help save the kids...!!
my kids would rather say "A for Abracadabra" than "A for Allah"

Since: Jan 08

New York, NY

#7 Mar 16, 2011
Wilberhum wrote:
<quoted text>
Because I'm old enough to remember when he was good.
I thought maybe because he converted to Islam.
Pawn-King-Nine

San Francisco, CA

#8 Mar 17, 2011
I'm curious, would muslims really like the idea of replacing "A for Apple" with "A for Allah", as Yusuf Ismail suggested?
Pawn-King-Nine

San Francisco, CA

#9 Mar 17, 2011
oops... I meant Yusuf Islam, of course

“Blessed on Earth n under It.”

Since: Oct 10

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

#10 Mar 17, 2011


A is for Allah
b is the beginning o bism Allah
t is for taqwa...

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#11 Mar 17, 2011
Pawn-King-Nine wrote:
I'm curious, would muslims really like the idea of replacing "A for Apple" with "A for Allah", as Yusuf Ismail suggested?
Why not? Although i think it's E for Epal in Malay. However, i think Yusuf Islam is enforcing the alienation of the islamic belief that Allah is God and is only referred to as Allah in arabic.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#12 Mar 17, 2011
This dirty little hippie was much better before started worshiping the devil.
Pawn-King-Nine

San Francisco, CA

#13 Mar 17, 2011
Scent of Memories wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =-L-GOHa5-YQXX
A is for Allah
b is the beginning o bism Allah
t is for taqwa...
D for Dajjal
J for Jinn
S for Shaitan
Pawn-King-Nine

San Francisco, CA

#14 Mar 17, 2011
cairene wrote:
<quoted text>
Why not? Although i think it's E for Epal in Malay. However, i think Yusuf Islam is enforcing the alienation of the islamic belief that Allah is God and is only referred to as Allah in arabic.
I though I posted a reply earlier, but well...

"A-for-Allah" approach defeats the purpose of having these Letter-to-Thing association kit for its intended VIP end-users. And that proves Yusuf Ismail pretty dumb to suggest it.

What thos VIPs need is nice pictures that they can associate the letter with. How would you put a picture of Allah in a card and without scaring those VIPs?(nope, you can't use picture of Aladdin!)
Pawn-King-Nine

San Francisco, CA

#15 Mar 17, 2011
oops... "Yusuf Ismail" again?

Correction: "Yusuf Islam"

(sorry, I recently listened to a Yusuf Ismail's debate with William Lane Craig, so his name kept coming up...)
more truth

Tallahassee, FL

#16 Mar 19, 2011
Z is for Zina
Y is for why do you believe all this unhappy stuff?
b is for bomb
c is for caca

Caca de toro!
Sentinel

Dieppe, Canada

#17 Mar 19, 2011
bush1 wrote:
<quoted text>I thought maybe because he converted to Islam.
"Converting" to islam from what?

His father was Greek Orthodox and his mother Lutheran, but his school days he attended a Catholic school. Yusuf Islam, or Cat Stevens in his early recording years, was an actual practicing Lutheran?, Greek Orthodox?...a Catholic?....I mean, did he actually practice those faiths and attend church etc as an adult?...did he profess to be such?

In 1969 while he was hospiltalized and sick with TB, he began to question life and spirituality and began reading and researching other faiths....started practicing yoga, meditation and metaphysics

In 1976, he nearly drowned. While that was happening prayed out loud for God to save him from drowning and also promised to serve God if He saved him from drowning. After that experienced, he tried tarot cards, astrology, Buddhism, and other things. Finally he settled on islam and become a muslim.

So what did he convert from to islam?....I don't think even Yusuf Islam can tell you himself. Seems he was a drifter, a searcher for spirituality, a hippie type seeker of eastern cultic adventures....to say he converted from being a Christian to islam is simply ridiculous.

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