Sunday 23 January 2022

Gmail ‘blocks’ Wilders’ anti-Islam sticker mail account

Email system Gmail has blocked an account set up by Geert Wilders to distribute an anti-Islam sticker, the Dutch politician claimed on Friday.

‘Unbelievable but Google has blocked the account islamsticker@gmail.com. So Mohammed Rabbae’s complaint was successful,’ Wilders said, using the microblogging service Twitter. He was referring to a complaint about the sticker by a lobby group Landelijk Beraad Marokkanen led by former GroenLinks MP Rabbae.

However, according to tech website Techzine, Google’s systems work largely on automatic pilot and there is a good chance multiple complaints about the address had been received, leading the system to automatically shut it down.

The sticker is a play on the Saudi flag and says in Arabic ‘Islam is a lie. Mohammed is a criminal. The Koran is poison’.

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