Google Hosts al Qaeda Website

caliphate_voice_channel.jpgThe Google owned Blogger network is hosting an al Qaeda linked website. The website, The Caliphate Voice Channel, appears to be part of the growing media arm of the al Qaeda umbrella organization which once called itself The Mujahidin Shura Council.

That group recently changed its name by declaring itself The Islamic State of Iraq.

You can see the al Qaeda linked website here.

If you do visit the website, you will see several of the posts link to various translations of the Global Islamic Media Front's latest installment of the Voice of the Caliphate news program. In it, al Qaeda forces declare that they are winning the war in Iraq. You can see this bit of terrorist propaganda with English subtitles here.

Does Google know that it is hosting a terrorist website? A website from the same group that beheaded Shosei Kodai and Nick Berg? Probably not as of this writing. But I just e-mailed them about it.

Keep your fingers crossed that they will do the right thing, but don't hold your breath.

UPDATE: Howie reminds me that the Baghdad Sniper Juba website is still online. Oh, and it's also still hosted by the Google owned Blogger network. But so is the Juba Sucks website.

UPDATE 11/17/06: Blogger just e-mailed me. It was your typical "we are not responsible for the content" yada yada yada. Read: Yeah, we're helping al Qaeda, go jump in a lake you fascist censorship Nazi!

Posted by: Rusty at 03:13 PM

Comments

1 Maybe some of the trolls who comment here can go over there and encourage those scumbags.
Thanks for the heads up.

Posted by: Dick at November 16, 2006 04:11 PM

2 Hmm thier site seems to be a bit slow. That's nice. Really nice.

Posted by: Howie at November 16, 2006 04:28 PM

3 Thanks Rusty for being on top of this.
This is the next move, the current MSM has paved its way and put up
direction signs. MSM open for business in terror proliferation.
Why? because it will sell more news, its a synergistic loop you see.
The MSM reports sensationally on terror news and then encourages them.

Posted by: NortonPete at November 16, 2006 04:52 PM

4 John Ryan, these guys didn't get your message about the Caliphate. You might want to clue them in, and with Google on board, maybe this Caliphate thing is catching on. Who's next, Pelosi?

Posted by: jesusland joe at November 16, 2006 05:06 PM

5 They most likely don't care. They would just say say say freedom of speech.

Posted by: Rose at November 17, 2006 12:04 AM

6 I'm not good at translating but one sentence on their site caught my eye.

"Puisse Allah accepter nos bonnes actions."

I think this means that Allah is a puisse but doesn't have a bone in his nose. It may be some kind of Muslim code or maybe I should stop trying to translate.

Posted by: Mike at November 17, 2006 06:00 AM

7 Some of the writing styles on their site seem very similar to some of our lib posters here. Coincidence?

Posted by: Randman at November 17, 2006 10:56 PM

8 Time to hit the following link:
https://tips.fbi.gov/

Let the FBI know what is happening.




Posted by: Rat Bastard at November 18, 2006 10:54 PM

9 Blogger does know too. This is what they said when when I reported it.

Hello,

Thank you for your note. Blogger is a provider of content creation tools,
not a mediator of that content. We allow our users to create blogs, but we
donít make any claims about the content of these pages. In cases where
contact information for the author is listed on the page, we recommend you
working directly with this person to have this information removed or
changed.

Sincerely,
The Blogger Team

Posted by: Rose at November 21, 2006 07:51 PM






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