SIOA Applauds Paypal's Decision to Reinstate Pro-Freedom Sites
- Geller explained: "The decision that Atlas Shrugs, SIOA, and FDI constitute 'hate sites' was an example of the ongoing attempt by Leftists and Islamic supremacist groups like the Hamas-linked hate group the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to rule their political opposition outside the bounds of acceptable and reasonable political discourse."
She added: "The goal behind accusations of 'hatred' and 'bigotry' leveled against groups like SIOA and FDI, which are dedicated to defending human rights and American Constitutional values, is to silence them so that Islamic supremacists can have free rein to restrict the rights of Americans without opposition. PayPal's capitulation to this smear campaign was an ominous sign."
But on Monday, a PayPal representative contacted Geller to inform her that Atlas Shrugs, SIOA and FDI had been mistakenly designated "hate sites," and that the designations would be removed. The reversal follows an avalanche of critical emails PayPal received from followers of the enormously popular Atlas Shrugs blog.
PayPal's pro-freedom reversal comes just as the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a press release applauding its earlier capitulation to the foes of free speech and the politicization of services. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case -- so named by the Justice Department during the trial of the Islamic charity known as the Holy Land Foundation.