by Richard Kastelein
A paranoid passenger seated next to former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins got nervous on a flight to Brisbane when he saw the rocker reading â€œJihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asiaâ€, a book about Islamic fundamentalists. The passenger contacted the authorities after the plane landed and Henry faced the rubber glove snapping... thanks to the Australian government. For a book.
â€œDays later I received an e-mail from a woman who I guess figured out who I was and found me,â€ Rollins stated. â€œI had been named a â€˜person of interest.â€™ Basically, they get calls like this every five minutes, and Iâ€™m probably on the â€˜who caresâ€™ list, in that theyâ€™ll probably let me into the country again. But the fact that this guy could be that ignorant and call me in on this for a book . . . I was angry. Because of the fact that the guy wouldnâ€™t confront me. I like confrontation. If Iâ€™ve offended you, let me know. Donâ€™t call it in and not leave your name. I just think itâ€™s pretty weak.â€
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