WikiLeaks angry that PayPal supports anti-Muslim organization

The man behind the attacks on Norway last Friday has boasted of being a part of several anti-Muslim organizations, including the Knights Templarand the English Defense League.

The EDL, a far-right protest movement that opposes the spread of Islamic extremism, has denied any links to Anders Behring Breivik and condemned his actions, but the group has gotten the world’s attention anyway.

That includes the attention of whistleblower group WikiLeaks, which tweeted Wednesday about the “hypocrisy” of privileges the EDL had that WikiLeaks didn’t:

Definition of hypocrisy: PayPal supports Oslo terrorist association EDL but bans WikiLeaks http://t.co/9AKZn88 #opPAYPAL

In December 2010, the online money service PayPal cut off WikiLeaks’ account, depriving the site of its principal means to receive contributions. A total of $80,000 in donations to WikiLeaks was frozen.

Donations to the English Defense League are, on the other hand, able to be made easily through PayPal.

WikiLeaks thinks that’s the “definition of hypocritical.”

Paypal responded to the criticism by WikiLeaks, saying, “We haven’t seen any changes to our normal operations (including account opening and closing).”

 

WikiLeaks angry that PayPal supports anti-Muslim organization

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