That ad is from 1979. It says, “Via PIA” but if there was truth in advertising, it would be “Via Pakistan”. [via Liberty News Central.] And talking of Islamic terrorism and advertising, here’s something that does not surprise me.
Type a few words into the search field on Google’s home page and the engine automatically returns a helpful list of popular, similar searches for the words you’ve typed in so far — a convenient way to find the right information.
Enter “Christianity is” and you’ll find results that, while offensive, at least indicate common discussions on the Internet. Likewise, type “Judaism is” and Google suggests other, potentially offensive searches such as “Judaism is false” and “Judaism is not a race.”
But type “Islam is” into the search engine and Google’s auto-results pane mysteriously vanishes, leading some to conclude that Google, whose mantra is “don’t be evil,” is censoring its search results.
Google is a legitimate business. They are into making money the old fashioned way — delivering a service that users find valuable. You cannot expect them to be martyrs. You don’t mess around with Islam and its hordes of mindless zombies who are quick to anger and fly into murderous rages regularly. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Salman Rushdie and others have to live in constant fear and under heavy security. Theo van Gogh and dozens of other high profile victims of Muslim rage have died for their bravery. (I am only mentioning the celebrities, as there is no count of the nobodies that were murdered — perhaps in the millions — for perceived insult to Islam.)
The rich are different from us, as F Scott Fitzgerald noted, in that they have more money. But they too are afraid of dying. Google, the corporation, is headed by humans. Rich but humans nonetheless. They fear for their lives just as much as we all do. Remember that practically no news agency in the world had the courage to reprint the Danish muhammed cartoons. Not the NY Times. Not Washington Post. Not Times of India. Not the Guardian. Not one single major newspaper in the whole of the “free” world.
Why single out Google for caving in to the Islamic demands? Aren’t the people at the UN also afraid? They must be because they want to make criticizing Islam a crime. They are all Islamophobes — afraid of Islam.