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Monday, August 12, 2013

Bahrain blocks Hezbullah and al-Qaeda web sites

The Gulf State of Bahrain has blocked websites affiliated with Hezbullah and al-Qaeda from being accessed from within its territory.
“With the increasing threat of terrorism, it is critical that Bahrain joins its allies and global partners in preventing the spread of extremist ideology through shutting off access to sites developed by internationally recognized terror groups, such as al-Qaida and Hezbollah,” stated Communications Minister Sheikh Fawaz, according to the website.
Toby Dershowitz, vice president of government relations and strategy at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, reports about the issue on the Long War Journal website, predicting that other Gulf States may follow Bahrain’s lead. Qatar has already deported 18 Hezbollah supporters, and Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Lebanon said his country would take action against the organization as well, she writes.
Well, yeah, but don't hold your breath waiting for 'our friends the Saudis to cut al-Qaeda off too. Al-Qaeda is part of the home team there. 

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