According to News.com.au, American punk rock icon and writer Henry Rollins was reported to the National Security hotline during his recent Australian tour because of a book he was reading on a flight to Brisbane.
A furious Rollins was informed he was "nominated as a possible threat" for reading "Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam In Central Asia", writes Kathy McCabe.
The incident happened on a flight from Auckland on the recent Big Day Out tour.
Rollins told Australian fans during his tour that he received a letter from a "nice woman" who worked "in one of those government areas that deals with anti-terrorism matters."
He posted the letter on his web site.
Please tell your Government and everyone in your office to go fuck themselves. Baghdad's safer than my hometown and your PM is a sissy," he wrote.
I don't care what anyone says. Rollins is the man!
Henry Rollins Spoken Word Shows:
Henry Rollins Australian Tour – January / February 2006
Friday Jan. 20th: Auckland, New Zealand for Big Day Out
Sunday Jan. 22nd: Gold Coast, Australia for Big Day Out
Monday Jan. 23rd: Byron Bay Community Centre, Australia @ Byron Bay Community CentreThursday
Jan. 26th: Sydney, Australia for Big Day Out
Friday Jan. 27th: Hobart, Tasmania @ Wrest Point Casino Sunday
Jan. 29th: Melbourne, Australia for Big Day Out Tuesday
Jan. 31st: Geelong, Australia @ Geelong Performing Arts Centre Wednesday
Feb. 1st: Canberra, Australia @ University of Canberra Thursday
Feb. 2nd: Newcastle, Australia @ Newcastle City Hall Friday
Feb. 3rd: Adelaide, Australia for Big Day Out Sunday
Feb. 5th: Perth, Australia for Big Day Out
HENRY ROLLINS “25 YEARS OF BULLSHIT” EUROPE TOUR DATES
Wednesday March. 15 Tongeren , Belgium De Velinx Thursday
March. 16 Mainz, Germany Frankenfurter Hof Friday
March. 17 Cologne, Germany Ewerk Saturday
March. 18 Schorndorf, Germany Manufaktur Sunday
March. 19 Berlin, Germany Passionskirche Monday
March. 20 Hamburg, Germany Kampnagel Theatre Tuesday
March. 21 Amsterdamn, Netherlands Paradiso Wednesday
March. 22 Antwerp, Belgium Arenbergschouwburg Friday
March. 24 London, UK Hammersmith Apollo Saturday
March. 25 Edinburgh, UK Usher Hall Sunday
March. 26 Newcastle, UK Carling Academy Monday
March. 27 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy Tuesday
March. 28 Dublin, Irleand Vicar St