Cat Stevens denied access “on national security grounds”

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Cat Stevens sparks US plane alert and is denied access “on national security grounds”
A security alert involving the singer, whose name is now Yusuf Islam, has forced a London-to-Washington flight to be diverted to another US airport. The plane was already in the air when US officials identified that the singer was on one of their “watch lists”.
United Airlines Flight 919 was diverted 600 miles (1000km), landing in Maine.
After an interview, the singer – who converted to Islam in 1977 – was denied entry into the US.

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