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HELP PUT AN END TO ONLINE HATE
by Victims of Online Hate
Monday Dec 6th, 2004 6:32 PM
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HELP PUT AN END TO ONLINE HATE


Since 9/11, hate mongers have run amok on the Internet and in the streets, committing acts of hate and harassment against Arabs and Muslims.  Worst among these groups has been the hate group known as KOBE.  KOBE is a collection of online stalkers and real life stalkers dedicated to shutting down Arab and Muslim websites.  KOBE has targeted anarchists websites as well and takes credit for shutting down several.  KOBE took credit for the arrest of anarchist and webmaster Sherman Austin.  Currently, KOBE spends its time online harassing IndyMedia websites across the United States and Canada.

This message is a call to action.  We have identified the webmaster of the KOBEHQ website.  He works in the Religious Studies Department of Harvard University.  We question the wisdom of allowing such an individual access to student records and Harvard's computer network.  Furthermore, we question the ethics placing a member of a hate organization within the Religious Studies Department.  We call on all readers, whether students or workers to contact Harvard University and demand an explanation as to why KOBE webmaster Gustavo Espada is employed by the University.


Please send emails to the following contacts:

Harvard Islamic Society:    his@digitas.harvard.edu

Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies:    mideast@fas.harvard.edu

Harvard University Committee on the Study of Religion:    csrel@fas.harvard.edu

Please send faxes to the following contacts:

Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies:    Fax: (617) 496-8584

Harvard University Committee on the Study of Religion:     Fax: (617) 496-5798

Consider telephoning the university directly at:

Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies:    Tel: (617) 495-4055

Harvard University Committee on the Study of Religion:    Tel: (617) 495-5781


Additional Information on KOBE:

KOBE takes credit for shutting down dozens of Arab and Muslim websites through harassment.

Gustavo Espada of KOBE infiltrated an anarchist group in Harvard Square and assisted authorities in attempting to frame Boston activists in various crimes.  Pretending to be a member of the anarchist group, he took advantage of their trust to videotape them and then provide doctored photos to hate organizations for the purposes of harassment and defamation.

The KOBE hate organization has contacted the employers of anarchists and provoked their dismissal.

The KOBE organization has called for genocide against American Arabs and Muslims.

The KOBE organization maintains a fake IndyMedia site used to defame activists with false and libelous articles.

The KOBE organization has published several articles accusing activists of being terrorists and asking Americans to report various activists to Homeland Security, the FBI and the Secret Service.

We urge you to act.