An Indian Civilizational Perspective

"Allah" in a name? Cant register on Yahoo!

Slowly but surely, the world is hurtling towards a scenario where poliltical correctness and brashness will collide for various religions – specifically the “Mid-east three”! How the future world will handle this friction will test the survival of civilization as we know it!

A man says his attempts to sign up for an e-mail account with Yahoo Latest News about Yahoo failed when he used his name, which includes the letters a-l-l-a-h — as in Allah, the Arabic word for God.

Ed Callahan said he started trying to establish the e-mail account after his mother, with the same last name, couldn’t get one.

War on Muslims?

As he tried using various words, he determined that e-mail addresses with other religious words seemed OK, but not if they included the spelling of Allah.

“The war on terror is becoming a war on Muslims,” Callahan said.

Yahoo said Wednesday it has changed policy to allow usage of the word. In a written statement, the company defended the previous policy as an attempt to protect users from hateful speech.

Promoting Hate

“A small number of people registered for IDs using specific terms with the sole purpose of promoting hate and then used those IDs to post content that was harmful or threatening to others, thus violating Yahoo’s terms of service,” the statement said. link

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