A jihadist becomes Bono’s latest fashionable cause. “Bono airs his latest Hicks,” from The Daily Telegraph, with thanks to Templar:
IRISH rockers U2 have used the opening concert of their Australian tour to campaign for terrorist suspect David Hicks to be released from Guantanamo Bay.
The super group’s frontman, Bono, raised the Hicks case during last night’s concert at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre in Brisbane – flagging his interest in social campaigning for the third time since landing Down Under.
Bono, during the U2 classic Sunday Bloody Sunday, said Hicks should be released from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, where he has been since 2001.
“We call for David Hicks to be brought back to Australia,” he said.
The Irish rock star may have the opportunity to discuss the matter with Prime Minister John Howard.