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!
Labels: Blogs, Media, Religion, War on Terror