Judge: U.S. must give travelers some way to get off 'no-fly' list

Judge: U.S. must give travelers some way to get off 'no-fly' list

PORTLAND, Ore., June 25 (UPI) --The "no-fly list" set up by the U.S. government after the 2001 terrorist attacks is unconstitutional if travelers have no way to get off it, says federal judge.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 21, 2013.
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Cat Stevens' Israel gig canceled

Cat Stevens' Israel gig canceled

JERUSALEM, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A concert featuring Cat Stevens, a British singer who follows Islam, was canceled in Israel because of security concerns, organizers said.

Cat Stevens denies death endorsement

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Folk singer Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has claimed he never supported the Iranian death sentence issued against writer Salman Rushdie.

Cat Stevens slated for Nobel Prize show

OSLO, Norway, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Cat Stevens will make a rare appearance next month at a concert in Norway to be held in connection with the Nobel Peace Prize. Stevens, who was popular in the 1970s and now goes by the Muslim name Yusuf Islam, will appear at the Dec. 11 Nobel Peace Concer

Former Cat Stevens returns with new album

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Yusuf Islam, once known as British singer Cat Stevens, is set to release his first modern pop album in 28 years as part of a deal with Atlantic Records.

Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens to make pop return

ATHENS, Ga., March 20 (UPI) -- Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has reportedly reconsidered his retirement from pop music and is making a comeback. Sources told Billboard.com that Islam has recorded his first pop album since "Back to Earth" in 1978. Several record labels are

U.K. newspapers settle with Yusuf Islam

LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has reached a settlement with two British newspapers for falsely claiming he supported terrorism.

U.S. folk singer wins Italian peace award

ROME, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Italian-based Gorbachev Foundation named entertainer Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, winner of its annual "Man of Peace Award."

Cat Stevens' recounts 'ordeal'

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The musician formerly known as Cat Stevens says he went through a "terrible ordeal" after his transatlantic flight was diverted last week. Yusuf Islam, the name Stevens adopted when he became a Muslim in the 1970s, was met by FBI agents when the London-to

Former rock singer considers legal action

LONDON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Yusuf Islam, once the rock singer Cat Stevens, has told legal advisors to investigate his denial of admission to the United States, Sky News reports.

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Cat Stevens wants U.S. explanation

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens said Thursday he wants an explanation for being denied entry into the United States, the BBC reported.

Explanation urged for 'Stevens' expulsion

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- An Islamic advocacy group Wednesday urged the Bush administration to explain why Yusuf Islam, or Cat Stevens, was barred entry into the United States.

U.S. denies entry to former Cat Stevens

BANGOR, Maine, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens was denied entry into the United States Tuesday night and will be flown back to England Wednesday.
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Yusuf Islam
American singer Yusuf Islam attends the "Ivor Novello Awards" at Grosvenor House in London on May 24, 2007. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou, (born 21 July 1948) originally and commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is an English musician. He is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist, and prominent convert to Islam.

His early 1970s record albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were both certified as Triple Platinum by the RIAA in the United States; his 1972 album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release alone and was Billboard's number-one LP for three consecutive weeks. He has also earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in consecutive years for "The First Cut Is the Deepest", which has been a hit single for four different artists.

Stevens converted to Islam in December 1977 and adopted his Muslim name, Yusuf Islam, the following year. In 1979, he auctioned all his guitars for charity and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. He has been given several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including 2003's World Award, the 2004 Man for Peace Award, and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace. In 2006, he returned to pop music with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup. He now goes professionally by the single name Yusuf. His newest album, Roadsinger, was released on 5 May 2009.

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