Thursday, October 16, 2008

AqsaTube - the follow-up

In a follow-up to yesterday's post on AqsaTube, the Jerusalem Post is reporting that the French internet provider who was hosting has now taken the website offline.
Following a report in The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday, the Jihadist website AqsaTube, a video-sharing platform modeled on the popular YouTube, has been taken offline by its French internet service provider OVH.

AqsaTube ( featured videos inciting against Israel, glorifying terrorism (the "resistance") and preaching the doctrines of radical Islam. According to the BBC, OVH initially denied hosting AqsaTube, but later confirmed that the website had been hosted by them and had now been taken offline. The disappearance of AqsaTube follows Google's removal of their AdSense program from the website following a request filed by the Post to Google Israel.

The Jerusalem Post credits the Israeli Intelligence and Terrorist Information Centre with the tip alerting the JPost to the existence of AqsaTube. Score this one for the good guys, and yes, I do mean good guys.

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