US ISP for Islamic Jihad Sites
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad, on the US Department of State's Terrorist Organization List and principle source of suicide bombings that kill Israeli civilians, has four operational websites. One of them uses an Iranian host, which figures logically. Three of the four, however, use American Internet Service Providers to host their hatred.
The survey, which was conducted on May 22, found that only four of them were active . A comparison with the previous survey, held in December 2005, showed that www.qudsway.com, one of the organization’s two leading sites, still had the same Iranian ISP. Three other sites use ISPs in the United States.
We are a nation founded upon free speech, among other liberties. However, one of the consquences for being a civilian-murdering terrorist organization officially deemed such by the US State Department should be a denial of service in any form from American entities.
Conversely, the cost to American businesses and organizations for providing such services should be prohibitive or, if the order to cease is disregarded, financially terminal along with criminal liability.
The following American companies are currently providing hosting services for the PIJ:
SAVVIS Technologies, Town and Country, MO - (www.qudsnews.net)
Layered Technologies, Frisco, TX - (www.saraya.ps)
Liquid Web, Lansing, MI - (www.rabdallah.net)
Perhaps the above three American companies can provide clarification.
[NOTE: Site www.rabdallah.net no longer resolves.]
Directly from the Department of State's Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) list (see member #30):
Legal Ramifications of Designation 1. It is unlawful for a person in the United States or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to knowingly provide "material support or resources" to a designated FTO. (The term "material support or resources" is defined in 18 U.S.C. � 2339A(b)(1) as "any property, tangible or intangible, or service, including currency or monetary instruments or financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance, safehouses, false documentation or identification, communications equipment, facilities, weapons, lethal substances, explosives, personnel (1 or more individuals who maybe or include oneself), and transportation, except medicine or religious materials.” 18 U.S.C. � 2339A(b)(2) provides that for these purposes “the term ‘training’ means instruction or teaching designed to impart a specific skill, as opposed to general knowledge.” 18 U.S.C. � 2339A(b)(3) further provides that for these purposes the term ‘expert advice or assistance’ means advice or assistance derived from scientific, technical or other specialized knowledge.’’