False Accusation Hurled at ekhlas.wordpress.com by Italian Newspaper ‘Il Messaggero’!!!
After seeing a sudden spike/increase in ekhlas’s visitors in the ‘Blog Stats’ section of WordPress Dashboard, I decided to take a look at where these visitors were coming from in the ‘Referrers’ section of the Dashboard.
The above link was the most occurring Referrer.
When I went to this link it opened up to what looked like an Italian newspaper’s website. I immediately translated the Italian page into English via Google’s Translate option.
I was shocked, dismayed, and appauled at the fact that ekhlas.wordpress.com/blog was a link provided in the article entitled: “Terrorismo, Al Qaeda apre un sito in italiano” which translates to “Terrorism, Al Qaeda opens a site in Italian”.
The articles mentions in the opening paragraph:
“ROMA (14 aprile) – Al-Qaeda apre un sito in lingua italiana. I suoi proseliti via Web stanno dedicando uno dei loro forum nella nostra lingua, ed è uno dei forum qaedisti più noti e frequentati, “Ekhlas”. Finora interamente in lingua araba, il forum è stato scelto dagli internauti dopo la chiusura da parte della polizia postale, il 22 febbraio scorso, del blog dell’Imam di Carmagnola, Abdul Qadir Fadlallah Mamour, e della moglie Barbara Farina.”
“ROME (April 14) – Al-Qaeda opening a site in English. Its Web proselytes are dedicating one of their forum in our language, and is a forum qaedisti known and most popular, “Ekhlas. So far, entirely in Arabic, the forum was chosen by Internet users after the closure by the police post, on February 22 last blog dell’Imam Carmagnola, Abdul Qadir Fadlallah Mamour, and wife Barbara Farina.”
At the 3rd line above, the words “Internet users” are linked to this blog [ekhlas.wordpress.com]!!!
Ekhlas.wordpress.com or any of its pages or any of its contents, or any of its authors have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with Al-Qaeda or any other terrorist organization or individual.
I would request all the people who know me personally, or through the internet, or those who have visited this blog and know about its contents, to comment to this post as much as possible and to negate this horried and false accusation hurled at my weblog.
I would also like to appeal to any Muslim or sane human being who can help me to to contact the ‘Il Messanggero’ newspaper’s website so I may be able to clear this mistake and get a written apology and acknowledgement of this blunder in writing from the newspaper.
I again ask all those who know me to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this matter further as I need your help, and mashwara [cousel].
Hereunder is a copy of the comment I wrote in response to the article, this is only a comment and I personally need to contact the newpaper:
After seeing a huge spike in my blogs number of visitors for April 14, 2008, I wanted to see why so many people were coming to my blog. I followed the link that wordpress.com provided me with, and I ended up at this italian newspapers website. In the above article it says:
“”Ekhlas”. Finora interamente in lingua araba, il forum è stato scelto dagli internauti dopo la chiusura da parte della polizia postale, il 22 febbraio scorso, del blog dell’Imam di Carmagnola, Abdul Qadir Fadlallah Mamour, e della moglie Barbara Farina.”
and where it says “internauti” it is linked to my personal weblog that has nothing to do with Al-Qaeda or any other terrorist organization. This is a show of extremely unscrupulous and careless “journalism” in which I have been accused because of the carelessness of the writers to get the proper information of who they are talking about.
My weblog [ekhlas.wordpress.com] has nothing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with Al-Qaeda or any other terrorist organization or individual. I am going to write a response to this on my weblog to hopefully clear things up. I demand that those responsible for this horrid mistake contact me via email ASAP!
This needs to be resovled, and unless an article is published in which these mistakes are recognized, accepted, and solved IN PRINT, I will not back down from legal litigation.
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