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June 26th, 2003

upsetting @ 05:58 pm

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U2 Frontman Bono Targeted With Death Threats
Thu Jun 26,11:00 AM ET

LAUNCH Radio Networks

U2 frontman Bono has tightened the security around him after being sent death threats in the mail. Twenty-four letters containing the threats, as well as racial insults and foul language, have been sent from London to Bono's management company in Dublin, Ireland, over the past two years.

The letters make reference to Bono's ongoing work in Africa against international debt, famine, and AIDS (news - web sites), according to the U.K. newspaper, the Sunday Mirror.

Among the threats in the letters are, "You have been warned and you and your do-gooder friends had better watch out. F--k the foreigners and help your own people," and, "If this carries on you will end up in a box."

Britain's Royal Mail service is conducting an investigation, and Scotland Yard has also become involved. Authorities will examine the letters and envelopes for fingerprints or DNA evidence to identify the sender, who will then be subject to formal charges and a possible jail term.

Bono has been advised of the problem, but the newspaper quotes a friend who says, "He is a key player in the campaign to end Third World debt, and will not be silenced by death threats."
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Date:June 26th, 2003 04:15 pm (UTC)
Upsetting, maybe. But not unexpected. All things considered, it's surprising it hasn't happened more.

In any case, he doesn't strike me as the type to be stopped by threats. If anything, he'll likely use them to fuel his fire.
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Date:June 26th, 2003 04:19 pm (UTC)
I read this a couple of days ago and it just really made me wonder about the people in this world. Making a death threat to someone because they go out of their way to *help* other less fortunate people. Wow! I am just continually blown away by the way people think.
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Date:June 26th, 2003 04:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah that's fucked up like!

But I doubt Bono will be too worried considering he's been living with that ever since the War LP came out.
Date:June 26th, 2003 04:49 pm (UTC)
That's disgusting.
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Date:June 26th, 2003 06:05 pm (UTC)
I can't see such a thing stopping him, or even bothering him that much (I'm sure he's seen worse).

It's frustrating to get yet another reminder of how fucked up people can get, but at least we have people like Bono to make up for the jerks. :)

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Date:June 29th, 2003 06:24 pm (UTC)
Date:June 26th, 2003 10:37 pm (UTC)
disturbing. very disturbing.
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Date:June 27th, 2003 12:48 am (UTC)
I hope Scotland Yard catch the idiot

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