June 11, 2007

American Company Hosting Taliban Websites

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UPDATE 6/12/2007 12:24 p.m: All websites down! We are grateful to all those who wrote the webhosts and pressured them into taking down the websites.

If you would like to e-mail or call the Taliban, their e-mails are still at the end of this post.


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A Georgia based company continues to host two official websites for the Taliban after being warned numerous times that providing business services to the Islamist group is against U.S. law. The 'Voice of Jihad' websites are in Arabic and in English. They claim to be the official websites of the 'Imarat Islami of Afghanistan' (Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan) -- the name given to Afghanistan under the Taliban regime.

The websites feature announcements and "news" by Taliban spokesman Qari Mohammad Yousuf (aka, 'Ahmedi'), usually on the latest 'victory' of the mujahidin over the 'crusaders' (NATO forces) and 'apostates' (Afghan soldiers and civilians). Images of burning vehicles and of Taliban suicide bombers reading their shahid messages are also a regular feature on the websites. Below is an example of an animated image found at the English language website.

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The Taliban websites are hosted by Freewebtown, a free webhosting service headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. A whois search lists the registered owner of Freewebtown as Tulip Systems, located on Piedmont Rd.

By providing free webhosting to the Taliban, Tulip Systems is in violation of U.S. law. American companies are forbidden from doing business with the Taliban, a regime responsible for aiding al Qaeda in the 9/11 attacks which killed nearly 3,000 civilians.

Thousands of U.S. servicemen and women are presently in Afghanistan fighting and dying in an effort to stamp out a resurgent Taliban.

Freewebtown did not respond to e-mails warning them that they were doing business with the Taliban in violation of U.S. law.

Webhosts are often unaware of the content of webpages hosted on their servers. Terrorist propagandists use this to their advantage. Such free webhosting is used to spread their propaganda, raise money, and recruit new blood for terrorism.

Most companies suspend the accounts of terrorists when brought to their attention. Good business practices dictate that no company ought to help facilitate terrorism, and most firms are more than willing to take down websites which help the jihadi cause.

Several weeks ago I posted a few e-mails and a phone number to Taliban spokesmen. I got those e-mails from the two Taliban websites linked above. I did not, however, link those websites. Instead, I wanted to give Freewebtown a chance to take down the websites on their own. They have not.

If you would like to let Freewebtown and Tulip Systems know what you think of American companies which are aiding and abetting the Taliban in their war against the U.S, you can contact them here or by e-mailing here.

If you would like to e-mail the Taliban, you know, just to mess with them:

alemarah1@yahoo.com
zabihullahmujahid@yahoo.com
alfarhad2005@yahoo.com
gran@inbox.com

If you want to call the Taliban on their spokesman's satelite phone:

(011 from US, then) 8821621515539 --- ask for Ahmadi, which is what Qari Mohammad Yousuf's friends call him.

(011 from US, then) 8821621360585 --- calls himself "mujahid", so I'd just ask for soon-to-be-dead asshole

It's like messin' with Bigfoot, only funner!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:33 PM | Comments |