January 17, 2013
Google's Blogger Removes Gates of Vienna, Keeps al Qaeda Sympathizers
Update: They're Back
The Banner of an al Qaeda Support website hosted by Google
The Gates of Vienna blog has been removed without explanation by Google's blogspot platform. I can't say I agree with these guys on everything, but what could they have possibly done that merited the entire blog being suspended?
UPDATE: It looks like Howie and I had the same thought at about the same time.
Update II by Howie: I've taken my post off the main page. So I'll add this note here to Rusty's post.
Gates of Vienna just emailed me and Blogger is claiming a technical glitch at the moment. Other blogs have been affected. So we'll give it a chance.
But considering mine and other conservative and counter Jihad bloggers own past experience with Google I won't be holding my breath.
UPDATE by Rusty: It looks like they're back up and running. So, the technical difficulty explanation seems .... plausible.
Nevertheless, Google's blogspot service continues to host a number of websites devoted to al Qaeda worship.