Wednesday, September 22, 2004

peace train sounding louder...

... ride on the peace train. Or maybe not. A United Airlines flight from London to Washington was diverted to Maine after it was discovered that musician and peace-activist Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) was on board. Islam was denied entrance to the US on unspecified 'national security grounds'.

Islam's presence on a governmental watch list probably didn't have anything to do with his vocal advocacy of peace and his opposition to US imperialism in Iraq and elsewhere, uh-uh, nope. I'm sure glad we traded so many of our freedoms for a Big Brother that will protect us from FUCKING TREEHUGGING HIPPIES trying to enter the country.