Thursday, April 06, 2006
Phoney Terrorist Mania: Man Held For Singing Along With The Clash In Taxi
According to today's Age, British anti-terrorist detectives escorted a man from a plane after a taxi driver had earlier become suspicious when the poor bloke started singing along to The Clash's London Calling in a taxi on the way to the airport.
The 24 year old, Harraj Mann was held for questioning and later released under Britain's easily abused Terrorism Act- the same act which had an elderly heckler ejected from a Labor conference for yelling out, "Piffle!"
Lyrics which may have deeply disturbed the paranoid taxi driver include, "Now war is declared" and "Engines stop running, but I have no fear, cause London is burning and I live by the river."
This is all very reminiscent of the school band who were questioned for seditious intention for playing Bob Dylan's Masters of War.
I love singing along loudly to both songs. I'm so going to get nicked.
Image from The Hartlepool Mail.