Why was Cat Stevens on a watch list?
It seems really wierd that Cat Stevens would be on a terrorist watch list, doesn’t it? Nope, not when you know all the details.
It’s alleged he gave thousands to the militant Palestinian group Hamas, and to the son of blind cleric Omar Abdel Rachman who was believed to have masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Yusuf Islam denies giving money to terrorists, and claims he thought he was donating to the poor.
Islam is on a “do not admit” list meaning he’s not allowed to enter the U.S.
One more quick question, this one for ABC: Does being convicted for the bombing of the WTC lend any creedance to the belief that Omar Abdel Rachman was involved? Can we cut to the chase & just skip over the whole ‘believed’ angle when someone has been convicted?