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Akamai’s Actions Unacceptable

Akamai’s denial to provide its services to Al-Jazeera’s English website is symptomatic of the hypocrisy that permeates George Bush’s and Tony Blair’s war of aggression against the Iraqi people. Al-Jazeera, a shining beacon of free speech in region, has been the first casualty in this gloriously illegitimate war to create a shining beacon of freedom in the Middle East. It seems that America has no qualms about seeing soldiers bravely firing missiles into the air but turns queasy when Al-Jazeera shows the bloody mess you get when the same missiles hit the ground.

Akamai’s actions are vile and go against MIT’s and America’s proclaimed values. A company that markets an MIT technology has chosen to join the campaign to silence a free voice with a message that is undesirably embarrassing to the US government and offensive to the American public; the Anglo-American invaders are as welcome in the region as the German army in Poland, the Japanese army in Korea, or the IDF in the Gaza strip.


Shihab Elborai G