US: Website falsely warning of terrorists removed

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May 28, 2007 01:48

 
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The Alabama Department of Homeland Security has taken down a Web site it operated that included gay rights and anti-war organizations in a list of groups that could include terrorists. The Web site identified different types of terrorists, and included a list of groups it believed could spawn terrorists. The list also included environmentalists, animal rights advocates and abortion opponents. The director of the department, Jim Walker, said his agency received a number of calls and e-mails from people who said they felt the site unfairly targeted certain people just because of their beliefs. He said he plans to put the Web site back on the Internet, but will no longer identify specific types of groups. Howard Bayliss, chairman of the gay and lesbian advocacy group Equality Alabama, said he does not understand why gay rights advocates would be on the list.

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