to Afghan War Torn Children
This news clipping appeared
in my local newspaper supplied by AP Press. The war in Afghanistan with Russia lasted from
1979 to 1989. This particular news clipping was from around 1986.
Cat Stevens may
return to singing
Cat Stevens gave up his
singing career eight years ago and became a Moslem, but he said he may record another song
to help Islamic refugees from the Afghanistan war.
Stevens, who has taken the
name Yusuf Islam and heads the Moslem Aid Organization, went Heathrow Airport on Saturday
to meet a badly burned 3-month Afghan boy flown here by the group for emergency treatment.
Islam, whose hit songs as
Cat Stevens included "Morning Has Broken" and "Wild Child," said he
visited refugee camps full of children caught up in the fighting and that he is seriously
considering making a new record to raise money for them.
"There are thousands
of other kids needing treatment urgently in Afghanistan," said Islam. "It is a
great tragedy, yet very few people in the West seem concerned about it. I want to raise
awareness and making a comeback could be an ideal way to do that."