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PayPal ditches Jihad Watch

I don’t usually see much of either Robert Spencer or Nathan Lean on Twitter as both have blocked me. However, courtesy of a retweet from Reza Aslan, I did spot this.

My first reaction was to reflect that opposing Jihad Watch really isn’t the same as endorsing jihad.  But I then thought it would be interesting to see what other groups were being shunned by PayPal.  A quick search revealed that CAGE, 21c Islam and 5pillars were all benefitting from PayPal’s services.  21C Islam regularly posts pieces by Haitham al Haddad – whose vile views include unembarrassed support for death for apostasy.  Perhaps PayPal should think again about its policies for exclusion to ensure greater consistency.