Man Held as Terrorism Suspect over Punk Song
British 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.Maybe the taxi driver isn't a punk fan? Oddly enough, the random function on my MP3 player picked "London Calling" for me this morning.
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.
Jim Robbins of The Corner reminds us of what the late Joe Strummer of The Clash had to say after 9/11...
I think you have to grow up and realize that we're facing religious fanatics who would kill everyone in the world who doesn't do what they say. The more time you give them the more bombs they'll get.Interesting quote, especially from Strummer.