London Calling? Anti-terrorism Police Answering

By sizemore Last edited 139 months ago
London Calling? Anti-terrorism Police Answering
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We'll file this one under unfuckingbelievable:

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. Detectives halted the London-bound flight at Durham Tees Valley Airport and Harraj Mann, 24, was taken off. 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".

You can't fault the driver's logic as it's a well known fact that terrorists often plan their attacks to seminal punk anthems. It's why there's a plane tail sticking out of the EMI building right now. If only we could somehow infect their iPods with Too Drunk To Fuck by The Dead Kennedys these darn terrorist types would be much easier to track down.

If you're thinking of a holiday away from this police state anytime soon here are five songs you probably don't want to sing out loud on the way to Heathrow:

Chemical Warfare by The DKs

Bits of Kids by Stiff Little Fingers

Dynamite Car Plane by 14 Year Old Girls

Nuclear Holiday by 3 Colours Red

Exploding Boy by Alkaline Trio

Last Updated 05 April 2006

Jo

... or pretty much anything by Rage Against The Machine. Or System Of A Down. How dull!

James

There are so many more they could be worrying about...


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Hasan

"In an unrelated occurence, purchases for the above-mentioned songs went up by a factor of 10 on ITMS. We are still investigating the reason." -- Apple press release

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