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Listneing to The Clash = Terrorism?

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posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 07:00 AM
I haven't got the patience or civility to put a neutral spin to this, so that's why it's in the Rant forum.

Original Source

LONDON (Reuters) - Anti-terrorism detectives escorted a man from a plane after a taxi driver had earlier become suspicious when he started singing along to a track by punk band The Clash, police said on Wednesday.

... The taxi driver had become worried on the way to the airport because Mann had been singing along to The Clash's 1979 anthem "London Calling," which features the
lyrics "Now war is declared -- and battle come down" while other lines warn of a "meltdown expected".

Mann told newspapers the taxi had been fitted with a music system which allowed him to plug in his MP3 player and he had been playing The Clash, Procol Harum, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles to the driver.

"He didn't like Led Zeppelin or The Clash but I don't think there was any need to tell the police," Mann told the Daily Mirror.

Madness. That right there is paranoia in action. I'm all for wanting to be safe and looking out for your fellow man, but informing the Police that someone might be a Terrorist because they liked a Clash song??

Well, If you ask me, it's just not cricket old bean.

posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 07:09 AM
It is no more terrorist supportive than NWA or any anti establishment band that has ever existed.

I think the Taxi driver must have been riled about something in order to report this.

It is comical in the fact that it was even followed up. You would therefore have to arrest all writers of music and the performers of these anti establishment bands.

posted on Apr, 8 2006 @ 01:46 PM
Oh, dearie me...

I fully expect my local brand of storm troopers to come bashing down my door at any minute now, seeing as how I'm the proud possessor (nice word) of some half dozen Clash albums... I even have the "Rude Boy" film, and once, several years back, I saw that strangely entertaining film "Walker" (I think it's name was).

But perhaps humming "I Fought the Law but the Law Won" as I go quietly into the custody of said storm troopers will earn me a reprieve, eh?

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