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Monday, February 16, 2004

HAMAS leader has official website

Hosted by Cervalis.com of Stamford, Connecticut
I was looking for information on al Tawhid (story next, below), a terrorist group associated with al Qaeda. There was nothing in the ICT database of International Terrorist Organizations, so I went to look at Internet Haganah.

I still couldn't find anything, but in the process of searching, I came across the fact that Rantisi, a key leader of HAMAS, has an official website: http://www.rantisi.net, hosted by an American company called Cervalis, with corporate headquarters in Stamford, CT.

Cervalis corporate headquarters in Stamford, CT

Blows my mind. You might remember Rantisi; he's the one who said from his hospital bed, "By God, we will not leave one Jew in Palestine." According to The IDF's Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, HAMAS is responsible for at least 500 terrorist attacks killing 390 people and injuring 2,100 (most civilians)

The Acceptable Use Policy at Cervalis says that "Cervalis' network may not be used for . . . hateful materials," and that Cervalis will cooperate with law enforcement agencies if criminal activity is suspected.

Just off the top of my head, I would consider HAMAS both hateful and criminal, but more importantly, it has been designated by the United States as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
"Any complaints regarding violations of this Policy by a customer should be directed to abuse@cervalis.com."
You might want to register a complaint, yes?