Suing Racist Yahoos

Unless you’re a foot soldier in the army of racists and bigots that regularly have their inflammatory comments approved and posted on Yahoo’s message board, you’ll probably find what you’re about to read a little disturbing. I’ve actually chosen some of the less incendiary remarks you come across any day of the week courtesy of Yahoo. Just try posting there some time and you’ll realize that all these remarks were approved after being screened by Yahoo staff. Not only that, Yahoo’s staff loved them so much that they ported them from one article to the next. I kid you not. It’s something I’ve never seen on another mass media site. They’ll take comments from one article and post them on another to give the illusion that they have a very active community.

This appears to be an organized campaign – one that is actively encouraged by Yahoo’s management. If you don’t subscribe to conspiracy theories – let’s put aside the question of whether it’s coordinated. But make no mistake – Yahoo does encourage this kind of racist graffiti on its message boards.

Here’s a watered down sample. Many of the posts are even more inflammatory and derogatory, but I’ve singled these because they are open calls for violence against Muslims and Arabs living in the United States.

“START CONFRONTING MUSLIMS AND INTIMIDATE THEM INTO LEAVING”

“72 VIRGINS AND A RIVER OF WINE IS WHAT THESE BONEHEADS ARE PROMISED OVER THERE, LMFAO. IF THEY DO IT HERE THEY GET 6 CRACKHEADS AND A CASE OF MAD DOG 20/20. LET’S JUST START ATTACKING THEM RIGHT HERE!!!!!”

“If this is not the greatest argument in favor of internment camps for all Muslims in the USA then we have no hope. We did it justifiably in WW2 for the Japs when needed and we NEED TO DO IT NOW FOR ALL MUSLIMS in the USA until we get this under control.”

“We should absolutely bring back the camps of WW2 where Japanese citizens and non-citizens in the US were isolated and placed in camps to ensure the safety of our great nation. Obviously the difference here is that the camps should be filled with the Muslim Scum that roam, take advantage of, and poison this once beautiful country. While we’re at it we should through all the dead beat system workers in their as well.”

“We let these diaper heads become citizens and they terrorize us. We allow dirty Mexicans to walk across the border and commit crimes, steal jobs and impose filth and lower standards upon us and we ship American jobs to the @#$% overseas. America deserves what it gets for not taking care of its own. Seems like we get all of the trash from other countries. Won’t be long before we are a 3rd world country – just a matter of time. SPAY AND NEUTER MEXICANS!!!!!!”

“We are at war with and in the Middle East. All Muslims in the U.S. should be rounded up and placed in concentration camps until the wars are over!!!! If the republicans don’t insist that the president do something I will never vote republican again … ever!!!!”

“Until the U.S. stops allowing the dregs of society (Muslims) to come to our country and visit, study, work etc., we’ll continue to see things like this happen. Close the border to Muslims and deport all those currently living here. Otherwise, grab your flak jacket and helmet and hope you’re not in the path of the next attempted attack by Islamic scum.”

All these comments were from one single article. But you can find similar comments and much worse on almost any article related to the Middle East or Afghanistan or Terrorism or even the Census. If you want a full dose of the vilest and most toxic racial hazing, Yahoo is the place to go.

By now, we’ve all become accustomed to anti-Islamic bigotry and anti-Arab racism in the mass media and I can live with the fact that Yahoo is owned and operated by racists. I can even accept that the First Amendment gives Yahoo the right to roll out the red carpet and provide a platform for racist comments. But I think they cross the line when they allow a campaign that incites violence against millions of Americans based on their cultural heritage and faith traditions.

The reason I want to go on record with this is to send a very clear message to Yahoo that there might be legal liabilities associated with their atrocious conduct. We shouldn’t expect a sudden stroke of decency to change their attitudes. Incitement to violence is criminal behavior and this is still a country of law where even Yahoos can be sued. And if it’s difficult to sue them here, it should be easy enough to do in Canada. It shouldn’t take too long to put a compelling case together. You can find enough racist trash to make a case any day of the week. Just food for thought — try posting this on a Yahoo message board and see how quickly they censor views they don’t consider ‘appropriate.’

Ahmed Amr is the author of How to Steal a Billion Dollars – the Confessions of James Li. The initial draft is available free of charge on TooBigToSanction.com. He can be reached at: Montraj@aol.com. Read other articles by Ahmed.

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  1. Mulga Mumblebrain said on May 28th, 2010 at 10:06am #

    Islamophobia is a Zionist project, as perusal of the mainstream media easily confirms. Almost always the vilest hatemongering,the most blatant lies and the plainest appeals to hatred come from Zionist Jews,or Sabbat Goy stooges, who sometimes outdo their masters in their hysteria and fervour. At present weare going through an uptick in the already ferocious volume of this propaganda, clearly designed,as the similar campaign in 2002, directed against Iraq, to set the scene for another Zionist ordained, genocidal aggression,this time against Iran.This is incontestable yet, not only does it happen, but the media simply denies it, with that facile mendacity that the Right brings to every topic. And, even more foully, the very same Zionist Jews and stooges continually hiss and spit vilification and intimidation at any who dare point out their activities or who decry Israel’s crimes, and are moving to criminalise criticism of Israel. Given the hideously disproportionate sentences already inflicted on victims of Zionist legal thuggery in the US, perhaps we will soon see the first critic of Israel sentenced to thirty or forty years in some electronic zoo. Nothing, absolutely nothing, can possibly surprise when dealing with this evil.

  2. hayate said on May 28th, 2010 at 1:38pm #

    I’ve noticed that bigotry allowed on yahoo, it’s all over the comment boards on that site. But you wont see the same sort of bigotry directed against Jewish people there, they do actively moderate what little of that gets posted. What yahoo is doing is the internet message board equivalent of the caller filtering the zionist run hate radio programmes (savage, hannity, limbaugh, etc. and the locals, too) use to reinforce that their hate messages are the “normal” view of their listeners. I didn’t know yahoo was copying messages from one story to another, though. What a bunch of yahoos. :D It’s pretty obvious yahoo and other mainstream sites get blitzed by sayanim/hasbarats on a massive scale. I suspect much of the work is done by bots, since many of the messages are simple ones that can easily accommodate different stories on the same subject, and that can then be easily spammed to multiple targets. Probably similar to emailing spamming software. Even small alternative sites have at least one sayanim/hasbarat assigned to spam them. I suspect a lot of this sayanim/hasbarat activity originates in israel, at least it’s organized there. See:

    Israeli hires Internet soldiers
    18th July 2009

    http://rinf.com/alt-news/contributions/israeli-hires-internet-soldiers/6148/

    But that’s just a recent expansion of the propaganda spamming, it’s been running on a massive scale since the internet became a viable option. And before the internet, they used form letter writing on a massive scale to give the impression there were a lot more people involved.

  3. MylesH said on May 29th, 2010 at 5:11am #

    Although I don’t read Yahoo’s comment pages it’s likely that hayate is correct in stating that they don’t permit anti-Semitic comments. They shouldn’t. Nor should they allow anti-Muslim or any other hate speech. However, Mulga above, in no matter what the story is, will immediately start off by saying it’s the Zionist Jews who are to blame.

  4. mary said on May 29th, 2010 at 7:10am #

    MylesH Hi down there!. What’s it like in the elephant trap that you’ve fallen right into?

  5. kalidas said on May 30th, 2010 at 8:48am #

    Why not grab a ladder and climb to the top, where it all starts..

    “Hollywood is run by Jews. It is owned by Jews, and they should have a greater sensitivity. They should have greater sensitivity about the issue of people who are suffering because they’ve [been] exploited. We have seen the nigger, we’ve seen the greaseball, we have seen the chink, the slit-eyed dangerous Jap. We have seen the wily Filipino. We’ve seen everything, but we never saw the kike, because they know perfectly well that is where you draw the wagons around.”
    -Marlon Brando

  6. Mulga Mumblebrain said on May 31st, 2010 at 7:54am #

    Marlon Brando’s observation is correct. Hollywood has denigrated and vilified nearly every human group,with differing degrees of virulence, the Arabs and Moslems the most foully traduced, bar one. That gilded elect, in contrast, are always portrayed in the most glowing light. Funny,isn’t it? I would have thought that all groups, races, religions and societies contain some sort of cross-section of human good and ill, distributed according to group ideology, religious background, history of being exploited or being exploiters etc. Yet Hollywood peddles a crude Manichean view of human society, with one-dimensional and dehumanising generalisations,all to one ideological end. And myles, I only criticise Zionism where I see its crimes revealed, which, in case you’ve been van Winkle-like asleep for forty years, covers much of the planet.