WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former pop singer Cat Stevens, a Muslim, was deported to Britain on Wednesday after U.S. officials said his activities could be “linked to terrorism” and his name was put on a U.S. no-fly list.
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Ok, what is the rationale behind deporting Stevens? This is a man who has spoken out against terrorism but apparently that is not good enough. Even though he was wrong to support a call for death against author Salman Rushdie, he has not been shown to have had anything to do with terroristic activity in America or anywhere else. (Supporting a decision is not the same thing as advocating it).
If this is America’s way of protecting the country, it sure doesn’t make me feel any safer.
Clearly, the Bush administration should not be wasting time and resources removing a non-threatening person. This is the same kind of thinking which got the US involved in Iraq. Time, money and lives have been wasted getting rid of Hussein, while the real threat to the US and the world, bin Lauden, has been allowed to escape punishment.
What a strange and stupid way to deal with terrorism.