M.I.A.’s Semi-Terrorist Politics

Your favorite pregnant musician is fighting accusations that she’s a terrorist supporter.

M.I.A.’s crusade against Sri Lankan genocide and her use of images associated with a separatist group has rankled a bunch of people back home. Says a fellow Sir Lankan musician: “Frankly, she’s very lucky to get away with supporting, even indirectly, perhaps the most ruthless terrorist outfit in the world.” Fine, but raise your hand if you knew about Sri Lankan genocide before M.I.A. started talking? Yeah, thought so.

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