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Monday, June 14, 2010

 
Blogosphere 1, Islamists 0

After receiving complaints from certain organizations, PayPal threatened to yank Pam Geller's account. What ultimately earned their wrath was her support for the "Leaving Islam" campaign, an organization that helps people who wish to leave Islam do so safely.

Here is the original story, chock full of links.

Paypal caved. Read the whole thing, including the eBay listing for a pro-jihadi DVD set - the vendor has a PayPal account, and her reportage of CAIR's cheers over the original decision.

In comments to the post linked above, I threw out this idea, tongue firmly in cheek:

Maybe there's a way for PayPal to cancel your account and still have a consistent policy: prohibit accounts to anyone who directly offends a religion. Philip Pullman fansite? No PayPal for you! Southern Poverty Law Center and ADL, both of which badmouth Nation of Islam? No PayPal for you! Vatican-bashing Andrew Sullivan? No PayPal for you! Christopher Hitchens? No PayPal for you! Charles Johnson (re Item 3)? No PayPal for you!

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