"We are negotiating how we can unite into one," said Muktar Robow, a top military commander of Shabaab, which the U.S. State Department designated a terrorist organization this year. "We will take our orders from Sheik Osama bin Laden because we are his students. "Merging with Al Qaeda operatives in the region makes sense, he said, given the recent U.S. crackdown, including a May 1 airstrike that killed Shabaab's previous commander, Ayden Ayro. The Columbian Newspaper on the other hand would rather defend the supposed right of an Al-Qaeda website (Al-Shabaab) network to exist in Vancouver WA, USA that is seeking additional recruits for terrorism.
Al-Shabaab has been boosting its forces in recent months with an influx of fighters from around the world, including Kenya, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Algeria, Indonesia, Chechnya and even the United States. Al Jazeera recently aired footage of a masked Shabaab commander who called himself Abu Mansur al-Amriki and spoke with an American accent.
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Following is The Columbian Newspaper Article in full defending the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab website in Vancouver WA, USA. Does The Columbian Newspaper know that Al-Qaeda has attacked the USA on more than one occasion and that the USA is in a War on Terror with Al-Qaeda ? See Photos to remind Click Here and Click Here and Click Here or was 9/11 just a East Coast thing !
In our view: Internet censor
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
A Florida man’s heart might be in the right place, but he is misguided in his bid to get a Vancouver Internet service company to drop a Somali-language Web site (Al-Shabaab http://www.kataaib.net/ ).
Bill Warner, a Sarasota private investigator (http://www.wbipi.com/ ), wants Dotster Inc. of Vancouver to refuse service to http://www.kataaib.net/ . Warner, who has launched similar purge efforts in other cities with other Internet companies, says http://www.kataaib.net/ supports an al-Qaida organization in Somalia, where war and genocide are tragic facts of daily life. “There are groups like this one that associate with al-Qaida through Web sites that help promote the ideology, help find new recruits and help the effort to support terrorism,” Warner said in a Tuesday Columbian story by Courtney Sherwood. “It’s not freedom of speech. This site should not be hosted in Vancouver.”
Certainly the world has changed since 9/11, and we don’t fault any citizen for being alert to signs of possible terrorism. But the line separating suspicion (and the alerting of authorities) from vigilantism and paranoia gets blurry fast, as it did in World War II when the U.S. government rounded up 120,000 Japanese Americans on the West Coast and put them in camps, for fear they would assist the Axis countries.Dotster, which employs about 100 here and has clients worldwide, already works closely with the FBI and other law-enforcement agencies, says its CEO, Clint Page.
Dotster has more than 3 million domain names under its management, each with numerous Web pages. About once a week, Page told us, Dotster discovers one with questionable content, such as child pornography, anti-Semitism, credit card scams or possible terrorist sympathies. In other instances, authorities discover them first and come to Dotster. Closing a site before the FBI has finished probing it might actually impede an investigation.“We have a close relationship with all law enforcement,” said Page, who in the late 1980s was vice president of the Columbia River Economic Development Council in Vancouver.
“We routinely go to authorities with complaints.”Two of the most common, Page said, are child porn Web pages originating in the former Soviet Union and illegal gambling pages out of China.Without subpoenas, Dotster is limited in what it may legally provide authorities, but, Page says, the company is as helpful as it may be under the law. With subpoenas, which it does get on occasion, Dotster provides even more information.“We cooperate as fully as we legally can as soon as we can,” he said. “A lot of times these Web sites are fleeting — shut down shortly after they are activated.”Another problem with Warner’s approach is the danger of it leading to abuses.
If Web service is denied because of protests from concerned citizens, what would be next after kataaib.net? Political-advocacy pages? The ACLU? The National Rifle Association? Minor political parties?“We can’t just arbitrarily go in and shut down sites based on what someone finds offensive,” Page said.C ertainly a Web page that is intended to inspire terrorism should be probed and be a candidate for closure. But the FBI or other experts should make that decision, with a judge if that’s required by law. It’s not Warner’s call.
Dotster Web Hosting Co. refuses to shut down the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab website, they site 'freedom of speech"...... un-freakin believable, we are bombing these terrorists and they are allowing them to recruit and solicit funds online !
Source: http://www.kataaib.net/ (official Al-shabaab Al mujahideen website). Translated SEE HERE www.abushabaab.wordpress.com they solicit funds and recruit additional "fighters" online, the website is hosted in the USA by the Dotster Web Hosting Company in Vancouver WA.
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