M.I.A. Denied Visa

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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