Sunday, May 27, 2007


A Web site operated by the Alabama Department of Homeland Security that identified gay rights organizations and anti-abortion groups among those that could include terrorists has been removed from the Internet after the agency received complaints about the site.

The Web site listed different types of terrorists, including "single issue terrorists," which it said can come from groups that rally behind specific causes. Those listed as possibly spawning terrorists:

  • Environmentalists.
  • Anti-genetic activists.
  • Animal rights advocates.
  • Opponents of abortion.
  • Anti-war activists.
  • Gay rights supporters.

    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 Web 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.

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