Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Sensitivity training

Here's one for the appeasers in the crowd, further proof that no religion has been treated with kid's gloves quite like Islam. Not that you'd know it by their actions:

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 osama or binladen. But it will accept god, messiah, jesus, jehovah, buddah, satan and both priest and pedophile.

Check here for words Yahoo! allows, and doesn't.

What's with these Internet search engines and their appalling double standards?

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