Why Did Cat Stevens Convert To Islam?
- Voleta Ducharme
The singer spoke about his choice to convert when he appeared on the BBC Four radio program Desert Island Discs yesterday (28 September). Stevens – real name Steven Demetre Georgiou – cited his 1976 near-death experience in Malibu as the event which ultimately led him to convert to Islam.
Why is the Western media so obsessed with Cat Stevens?
Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens is a darling of the Western media these days, because he converted to the elites’ favored religion. Critics generally treat Bob Dylan’s “Christian period” as an embarrassing anomaly in his otherwise stellar career, while Yusuf Islam gets a fawning feature in Yahoo Music Sunday to explain his thinking and justify his action.
What happened to Cat Stevens’music?
Several US stations stopped playing Cat Stevens records. Radio talk show host Tom Leykis of KFI-AM in Los Angeles called for a mass burning of Cat Stevens’ records, later changed to a mass steamrolling.