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Online retailer shuts down after row over Iraq

Crusader talk
Wed Jan 24 2007, 09:05
SUPPORTERS OF the war in Iraq have swamped an online retailer, owned by a Muslim, with angry messages because it would not deliver its goods to US soldiers serving in Iraq.

According to the Journal Sentinel, Bargain Suppliers of West Allis said its discount-mats.com Web site had to be taken down after it received thousands of emails.

It all started when an employee of the Wisconsin-based online retailer told a Jason Hess of the Army's 1st Cavalry Division stationed in Iraq that they would not deliver to the war torn country.

"If you were sensible, you and your troops would pull out of Iraq," the employee apparently wrote.

The comments were distributed on the InterWeb, and supporters of the Iraq war started venting their spleen against the company.

Bargain Suppliers Vice president Sajid Nasir said the employee is being "held accountable." However he said that the emails and voice mails by some of the loonies were out of order.

These included threats to co-owner Faisal Khetani's family and parents. Apparently some of the netzines had posted Khetani's name, telephone number and address online. Khetani is a Muslim and most of the comments are typically crusader talk. µ

 

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