Tuesday, February 21, 2006
My Name is Fallah
What about FDR's dog?
Picked this up from Jihadwatch. What next? Maybe we'll have jihadis running our port systems. Naw, I'm joking.
Good choice of enemies fellas...
By John Oates
Published Monday 20th February 2006 16:27 GMT
Yahoo! is banning the use of allah in email names - even if the letters are included within another name.
This was uncovered by Reg reader Ed Callahan whose mother Linda Callahan was trying to sign up for a Verizon email address. She could not get it to accept her surname.
Enquiries to Verizon revealed that a partnership with Yahoo! was to blame. Yahoo! will not accept any identies which include the letters "allah".
Nor will Yahoo! accept yahoo, osama or binladen. But it will accept god, messiah, jesus, jehova, buddah, satan and both priest and pedophile.
Ed Callahan told us: "On one level this is just silliness. But we have a war on terrorism and it's migrating to be a war on Muslims - this just shows the confusion there is between the two and how pervasive this is."
The Callahans are still waiting to hear back from Yahoo!
A spokesman for Yahoo! UK said: "This sounds like a glitch. But we will get back to Ed and Lindy Callahan with a full answer as soon as possible." . More from the blogosphere here.