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Pimentel, “Jihad Princess”, Google and Joe Lieberman

So, we established yesterday that Jose Pimentel aka Muhammad Yusuf was a YouTube user — specifically mujahidfisabillilah1.  Today his website, http://www.trueislam1.com/, has been removed as has his YouTube account.

Possibly this is in response to Joe Lieberman’s demand for better ways to police Google’s Blogger platform, which is where Pimentel’s blog was hosted.  (Well THERE’S a surprise – NOT!)  Lieberman is asking for is a flagging system so that readers can bring terrorist websites that are hosted at Blogger to their attention.  Right now, if you see an offensive site, you can send an email to Google complaining of terms of service violations, etc.  It exists.  All Mr. Lieberman wants is to make that process a little easier.  Oh.  And he’d like Google to actually state explicitly that terrorist content is against their terms of service.

“Through your updated YouTube standards, Google has affirmatively stated that terrorist content will not be permitted on some of your sites. I strongly believe that Google should expand that standard to include your other platforms.”

Pimentel hooked up with “Jihad Princess” at YouTube.  He promoted her YouTube channel at his Blogger-hosted website.  He also posted video lectures — hosted for free at YouTube — from well known terrorists like Osama bin Laden, Aw-Alaki and others to his Blogger website.  He even credited YouTube user “Jihad Princess” with helping him figure out how to use the Blogger format.

He said most of the photos on his site came from her and that she told him how to use the Google site Blogger — where she describes herself as “an islamic jihad enthusiast.”

Her profile is accompanied by a photo of a woman peeking out from a hijab. On another site, she says she was born in Yemen but lives in the United States.

No doubt the FBI and Homeland Security are already checking her out. — which might be why she’s been deleting stuff left and right.  Sort of like closing the gate after the cows get out.

A lot of people seem to be jumping on Mr. Lieberman  accusing him of only caring about it because it gets him in the spotlight.  Maybe.  But that’s beside the point.  My question is this:  how many arrests, how many almost terrorist events, how many demonstrable terrorist “hook-ups” are going to have to happen before Google is liable as an accomplice?  If they don’t do everything in their power to prevent their services being used by the terrorists, then they ARE complicit.

Was Jose Pimentel a YouTube User?

In what has become “same-old same-old,” another would-be bomber has been arrested in New York.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m glad they got him.  But what’s become monotonous is his story.

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

A convert to radical Islam who was inspired by the late Yemeni-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, 27-year-old Jose Pimentel was planning to target police, postal workers and returning armed services personnel with small home-made pipe bombs, according to New York police authorities.

According to authorities, Pimentel, who had lived almost all his life in the US, had become a follower of the US-born al-Awlaki, who rose to become a top figure in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen last month. They said Pimentel had tried to contact al-Awlaki directly, but never got a response.

And where do you think is the easiest place to hear al-Awlaki lectures?   YouTube…  but of course!  The terrorists have their videos hosted for free, set up their little terrorist websites for all their little terrorist buddies, and then link to or embed the videos –hosted for free– on their sites so their little terrorist buddies can get all jazzed up and get violent.  Lovely!
C’mon YouTube – it’s about time to man up.  How many more of these guys are going to get nuts before you remove this stuff?  Seriously?  What does it take for you to agree it’s a threat?
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UPDATE:  I was more on target than I knew!  I found a link to his blog, which currently is still online.  (here:  http://www.trueislam1.com/). I expect that it will be taken down soon – already it appears that there are some broken links to photos.  (?)  But I took a few screen caps of interest.
This is the header of the site – check out the other websites he recommended.  I’m sure the FBI is checking them out too.  Below, you can see the kinds of things that adorned the left and right sides of his blog — little boxes with videos of his favorite terrorists.  There are numerous one and I took several caps.  You can see a couple samples:
And – what’s that?? He was a YouTube user??  Say it ain’t so, Joe!  Are we shocked?  I think not.

Impersonating a military member on Veteran’s Day

Really, I can think of so many things to say about this jerk – I can’t imagine anyone would look at him and think that the military would really allow such piece of excrement to put on their uniform.  Prepare to be angry.

According to what I have read, this behavior is Criminal Impersonation in the 2nd Degree, and is a gross misdemeanor.

Second degree criminal impersonation is applicable when you claim to be or create the impression that you are a peace officer or falsely assume the identity of a veteran or active duty military member with intent to defraud.

Criminal impersonation in the 2nd degree is a gross misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year in jail and fines up to $5,000.

I would think that would be one year and $5000 for each offense, correct?  Any lawyers who can tell me?

I really think it’d be more fun to turn him over to the Marines and put him through Boot Camp on the public dole.  I’m sure they’d take $5000 out of his hide.

Update from a FRiend:

“Just a note to my friends about this. He has an address and phone number linked to his page, it is NOT HIS TRUE ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER. The poor lady who has that phone number was put through a horrible night with people calling her and threatening. Her father and brother are victims of this man….they are the ones he is impersonating…he has stolen the father’s name and the brother’s birthdate….”

Victory in Libya

Yes, it’s a victory.  But for whom?  From the DailyMail….

Thank you NATO.  Thank you President Obama!  A victory in Libya indeed.

The black flag of Al Qaeda was hoisted in Libya yesterday as Nato formally ended its military campaign.

The standard fluttered from the roof of the courthouse in Benghazi, where the country’s new rulers have imposed sharia law since seizing power.

Seen as the seat of the revolution, the judicial building was used by rebel forces to establish their provisional government and media centre.
Read more.

America should be so proud of what our dear leader has wrought.
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