MIA and her Terrorist Chic image that she expunges so well to the public media. In reality she is a Liberation fighter against the country, Sri Lanka (Island South of India), that is taking part in a genocide against her people, the Tamil people (click for wiki). She had to flee as a child to England, and her father became a leader in the LTTE, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (click for wiki). These Liberation fighters are terrorists in that they are randomly bombing and killing people in Sri Lanka, but they are doing it because the people that took over Sri Lanka is hosting a Genocide against her people, The Tamils, hence they had to form a terrorist group to attempt to stop the Genocide of her people.
"The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is an organisation whose aim is the independence of the Eelam Tamil Nation from Sri Lanka (link). Yet the conflict between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government has been framed with two narratives. The LTTE's narrative is one of an "armed struggle for political independence as a response to institutionalised racism and violence against the Tamil people by a Sinhala-dominated state" (Nadarajah & Sriskandarajah, 2005, 88) while the government's narrative is one of a violent terrorist group challenging the state's "authority, unity and territorial integrity" (Nadarajah & Sriskandarajah, 2005, 88)."
from the essay - http://
Now the fucked up part is that MOST of the world powers have agreed with the ruling Sri Lanka party (the Sinhala people) as opposed to her people, the Tamils, and are completely ignoring the fact that a genocide has and is taking place in the country...hence her and her father fled to England to try and have a normal good life, instead of having there family murdered, homes destroyed, and money stolen for government use.
So the long of the short is that she is a terrorist, but she is a terrorist for all the right reasons, and I feel that any one would do the same thing in her position. The other fucked up part is that she can't even admit it, for fear of public persecution and of course the common mis-understanding of the neanderthal man. (Terrorist? KILL HER!) She even got her Visa rejected in 2005, because she is considered by the United States to be a terrorist, and I guess if the LTTE attacks the United States, then I'd say kill her, but as long as the LTTE suicide bomb attacks are focused on the political party in Sri Lanka, then rock on MIA!
What do you think bro?
I think this is very interesting, reminds me of System of a Down in the 90's trying to get the Armenian Genocide recognized by the world, that occurred in The Great War (World War I) in Turkey...one of my other fav. bands.
Update: MIA states she has done her last show.