Report: Al Qaeda-linked Web site based in Canada
I wrote about this website over a year ago. From AP, with thanks to Jeffrey Imm:
KELOWNA, British Columbia (AP) -- A Web site with links to al Qaeda is operating through a server in western Canada, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Technology Review magazine's February edition reports.
The Web site based in Kelowna, British Columbia -- about 170 miles east of Vancouver -- is called Supporters of Shareeah. It is the only Canadian Web site identified as terrorist-based in the MIT report.
Shareeah is a concept of Islamic rule.
The Web site is linked to radical Islamic fundamentalists with one of its directors -- Abu Hamza al-Masri -- now in jail in England for, in part, his alleged complicity in the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000.
Rackforce, the company operating the server, told a local newspaper on the weekend it did not know where the people creating the content of the Web site posted through the server live, but said it was not Kelowna.
Spokesman Randall Robinson said he was unaware of the nature of the site and was investigating.
"We take this extremely seriously," said Robinson. "We do not allow any hate-based sites. If this one needs to be reviewed by law enforcement agencies; we will take that step."