M.I.A. Denied Visa

American Voicesterror ISSUE 42•22 Jun 1, 2006

British rapper M.I.A. was denied a visa to the U.S., purportedly for her support of the Sri Lankan terrorist organization the Tamil Tigers. What do you think?

  • “Hear, hear! In America, we believe that rap music should only be used to convey non-violent messages about getting parties started in the correct fashion.”

    Jackie Sherman –
    Bar Back

  • “I want her to come to America, but only so I can make her look me in the eye and tell me why she would embolden our enemies with controversial lyrics like 'blaze a blaze, galang a lang a lang a lang.'”

    Scott Riess –
    Acrobat

  • “She supports terrorists? Well, I know one artist whose music I will not be illegally downloading.”

    Seth Lalley –
    Systems Analyst

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