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  Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) Lawsuit Against British Papers
In early 2005, two British newspapers, the Sunday Times and the Sun, settled for lawsuit brought against them by the musician Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens). In the 1970s, Stevens was a popular musician with a string of introspective hits like "Peace Train," "Morning Has Broken" and "Wild World." In 1977, Stevens became a Muslim and adopted the name Yusuf Islam. In the late 1980s, he made international news for supporting the death sentence, ordered by Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini, against novelist Salman Rushdie. After 9/11, Islam's alleged ties to terrorist groups became issues for the singer and he was removed from a London-to-Washington flight in September 2004. The origin of the lawsuit was based on the two British newspapers reporting of the incident and their "suggestion" that Yusuf Islam supported terrorism.
  
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