Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Boot Islam": A Blog Preaching to Kill Innocent Muslims

Recently, I read a Facebook "note" regarding CAIR's Action Alert about a hostile blog post advocating KILLING innocent Muslims, so I decided to send a letter to WordPress, the hosting site of the blog:
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Aadil Malik, and I'm a fifteen-year old blogger in Pennsylvania.
Recently, I have been alerted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations regarding a blog hosted using WordPress.com, that violates your Terms of Service, as it "incites violence towards individuals or entities".
The blog contains posts that advocate burning mosques, making false bomb threats implicating Muslims, desecrating Muslim graves, and recommending the “proper way to shoot a muslim [sic]".
The blog is located at: http://bootislam.wordpress.com/.
I personally host a blog on Blogspot called Truth from a Teen (www.truthfromateen.blogspot.com) and know several WordPress bloggers. As a matter of fact, they have claimed that they will delete their WordPress accounts if this matter doesn't get settled.
I understand that you do not delete "generally offensive" posts- however, this particular blog is hosting a hostile environment. In fact, In a post headlined “Burning Mosques – A lovely idea,” the blog’s author writes: “What else could an infidel want? Watching your local mosque, or, any mosque for that matter burning should gladden our hearts. I sincerely hope the 911 mosque joins that parade. Maybe we should get stickers ‘Beautify America – Burn a mosque!’”
One comment on that post states: “There was a nice attempt to burn a mosque in Oregon – after the FBI sting. Perhaps we will see more of this in the future. Let us pray.”
Now, you also state in the Abuse section of your site that we should contact the Blogger directly- which I will do maybe tomorrow. I will possibly even email you the results.
There is no simpler way to put it, than to say that this blog needs to be deleted immediately, as it is a direct call for violence- and should be treated with no bias and/or prejudice. The blogger is simply violating your Terms of Service to a hostile extent.
Please review this subject immediately.
Thank you,
Aadil Malik
www.truthfromateen.blogspot.com

I'll keep you all updated on my efforts.

10 comments:

  1. Good job! Keep it up, you're one of the brave few that takes it upon themselves to settle matters such as these so peacefully.

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  2. Very well and intelligently written :)
    Mine wasn't as long, but I hope I made a point to WP about the violation of their TOS.

    I also hope I made it clear to them that I will be deleting my blog if they do not fix this problem.

    As far as contacting the bigoted blogger--- Don't Bother. Avoid the headache, I've learned it's just not worth it. Unless a professionally mean debate is about to commence.... hmmmmm *Rubs Chin*. Dang, I wish I wasn't leaving the country tomorrow.

    I say, "Let's see what WP does."
    God I hope they do the right thing, because I don't want to start another blog.

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  3. "You are the best of the nations raised up for
    (the benefit of)men: you enjoin what is right and
    forbid the wrong and believe in Allah." (3:llO)
    http://freeislamicebooks.blogspot.com/

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