US Censors Muslim Website’s List of British MPs Who Supported Iraq War

US Censors Muslim Website’s List of British MPs Who Supported Iraq War | List linked to stabbing attack on pro-war MP

The US government ordered the Muslim website RevolutionMuslim.com censored today after demands from the British government. The British government complained that the site’s inclusion of a list of how British MPs voted on the Iraq War amounted to “Jihadist content.”

British MP Stephen Timms

The list was tied by the government to the May stabbing of Labor MP Stephen Timms by a student, Roshonara Choudhry. Choudhry said the stabbing was retaliation for Timms’ support for the Iraq War.

But it does not appear that the US-based website was the source of Choudhry’s information, and indeed the site appears to have put up the list after the stabbing. Officials also claimed the site included an advertisement for kitchen knives, but it is unclear if this was just a coincidence.

Curiously enough, the history of votes by members of the British Parliament are not a secret, and a number of British websites can still be readily found which include the exact same information. Thus while the vote for the Iraq War remains a considerable source of embarrassment for a number of MPs, the censoring of a single Muslim website in America will likely only draw more attention to the vote.

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  • FYI, the revolutionmuslim.com domain is not actually exist at the moment (or, at least, it currently does not have an IP number associated with it), though some of the site's content can be found on Google.

  • odd, isn't it, that the judge sharply criticized her for her evil ideology, when the US, the UK and the Israelis engaged in "targeted killings" all the time, with the US launching drone strikes that indiscriminately kill people as it tries to assassinate specific figures

    could it be that she decided that she can do with the US, the UK and Israel do?

  • dheg

    It looks pretty censored to me. Do a search on Google for revelutionmuslim.com and there are a lot of cached pages from last month, but the site name does not resolve in DNS at the moment. The name is registered but it's on 'clienthold'. Here's a entry from a whois search on enom:

    Domain Name: REVOLUTIONMUSLIM.COM
    Registrar: ENOM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.enom.com
    Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
    Name Server: DNS1.NAME-SERVICES.COM
    Name Server: DNS2.NAME-SERVICES.COM
    Name Server: DNS3.NAME-SERVICES.COM
    Name Server: DNS4.NAME-SERVICES.COM
    Name Server: DNS5.NAME-SERVICES.COM
    Status: clientHold
    Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Updated Date: 05-nov-2010
    Creation Date: 05-dec-2007
    Expiration Date: 05-dec-2011

    And a similar whois search on networksolutions.com:

    Domain Name: REVELUTIONMUSLIM.COM
    Registrar: MONIKER

    Registrant [1840967]:
    Domain Administrator snapnames@whoiswatchdog.com
    1515 Nan Jing West Road, Level 29
    Shanghai
    200040
    200040
    CN

    Administrative Contact [1840967]:
    Domain Administrator snapnames@whoiswatchdog.com
    1515 Nan Jing West Road, Level 29
    Shanghai
    200040
    200040
    CN
    Phone: +86.2161037100

    Billing Contact [1840967]:
    Domain Administrator snapnames@whoiswatchdog.com
    1515 Nan Jing West Road, Level 29
    Shanghai
    200040
    200040
    CN
    Phone: +86.2161037100

    Technical Contact [1840967]:
    Domain Administrator snapnames@whoiswatchdog.com
    1515 Nan Jing West Road, Level 29
    Shanghai
    200040
    200040
    CN
    Phone: +86.2161037100

    Domain servers in listed order:

    NS1.MFK1.COM
    NS2.MFK1.COM

    Record created on: 2010-04-23 10:15:20.0
    Database last updated on: 2010-05-19 19:39:51.01
    Domain Expires on: 2011-04-23 10:15:21.0

    Roy