WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that an Internet blog containing posts that advocated burning mosques, making false bomb threats implicating Muslims, desecrating Muslim graves, and that recommended the "proper way to shoot a muslim [sic]" has been deleted by its hosting company.
CAIR said visitors to "Bootislam's Blog," hosted by WordPress.com, now see the message: "bootislam.wordpress.com is no longer available. This blog has been archived or suspended for a violation of our Terms of Service."
Yesterday, CAIR called on American Muslims and other people of conscience to contact WordPress.com to ask that the Internet hosting company drop the blog for violating its Terms of Service, which prohibit blogs that "contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities."
Posts on the blog had headlines such as:
* Burning Mosques – A lovely idea
* Training in desecrating muslim [sic] graves
* The proper way to shoot a muslim [sic]
SEE: CAIR: Internet Host Asked to Drop Blog Advocating Killing Muslims
"We thank all those who took the time to contact Wordpress.com to express their concerns about the incitement to violence found on the blog," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. "We also thank WordPress.com for taking swift and decisive action in this case."
Awad said CAIR has reported the content of the blog to the FBI.
CAIR recently published a "Challenging Islamophobia" pocket guide, which offers tips on dealing with anti-Islam rhetoric on the Internet.
SEE: CAIR 'Challenging Islamophobia' Pocket Guide
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SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations