From the blog Camera Anguish comes this strange tale from the war on terrorism. London's Metro, a free print paper, is reporting the latest oddity in the war on terror in the UK. This one involves an iPod and some heavy rock music. One Harraj Mann had some problem on a flight because of the music he was listening to at the time.
A mobile phone salesman was hauled off a plane and questioned three hours as a terror suspect – because he listened to songs by the Clash and Led Zeppelin.
Daft much? Well Plant's wail is a bit like a "Call to Prayer" but the Clash? I mean "Rockin the Casbah" is a favorite song coming from the tankers in the Gulf War!
Mr. Mann said he was "frog-marched off the plane in front of everyone, had my bags searched, and was asked every question you can think of." He added: "It turned out the taxi driver alerted someone when I arrived at the airport and had spoken about my music. He didn’t like Led Zep or the Clash but there was no need to tell the police."
There does seem to be the occasional odd occurrence in the quest to keep the West free from murderous Islamists. This does, however, seem to be the first one involving the popular Apple MP3 player. All because a taxi driver did not like his choice of music. Seems a tad silly to me.
As you all know I can have some pretty odd stuff on my iPod. I wonder what that taxi driver would have thought of my selection of review tunes.