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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Terrorist website makes money from US ads

Holding Koran, showing his IQ
A convicted Islamic terrorist in Indonesia is running a popular Islamist website from his prison cell where he is serving his sentence. The savage's name is . . . wait for it . . . Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman.

Muhammad's website Arrahmah.com shows beheadings and has up to a million visitors a month who get off on that kind of mentally ill crap. The platforms such as Google's Adsense features ads from companies such as IBM, Microsoft and Citigroup, according to the UK's Financial Times.

Jibril, aka "Prince of Jihad" aka "King of the Scumcrumpets" was sentence to a mere five years for his role in the bombing of Jakarta's JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in 2009 leaving 7 people dead.

He is a member of Jemaah Islamiyh, a Southeast Asian terrorist group with links to Al Qaeda and he is one of three "people" sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2011 stating "U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in transactions with these [3] individuals, and assets they may hold under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen."

Google now says that Arrahmah.com's account has been termnated, but the site is still connected to the $160 billion advertising market via third-parties who continue to place ads on the site. 

While I don't believe in carte blanche boycotting, I would love to know which companies advertise for this guy.

Google said in a statement: "We take the quality of our network very seriously and invest significant time and resources to keeping bad actors out of our system. We also have strict policies and terms of use which govern the type of publishers we allow on AdSense."

Citigroup said: "We have a number of policies and procedures in place for our vendors designed to help prevent our advertising from appearing on inappropriate sites. In this case, we have acted quickly to rectify the issue and have taken steps to ensure our ads will not appear on this site in the future."

The Democratic National Convention said: "We have no idea what you're talking about."

Funding a U.S. designated terrorist organization is a criminal offense punishable by 20 years in prison which you can avoid by paying a fine of $1 million.

On a more serious note, it is very likely that Google and Citigroup weren't aware of how their ads were farmed out.  The Democrats? Hmmm, not so sure.