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US Navy Shut Down Computer Named Gestapo
by al-masakin Wednesday, Jul. 07, 2004 at 4:28 PM (520) 275-0285 Tucson, AZ

U.S Navy Shuts Down Computer Named “Gestapo” By Edward Campbell TUCSON (Al-Masakin) -- The U.S. Navy spokesman at the Pentagon Lt. Mike Kafka admitted that the Navy shut down a computer server operated by the Commander Naval Reserve Recruiting Command (CNRRC) in New Orleans, LA named “gestapo” on Friday June 25.

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The computer server named “gestapo” was discovered by a reporter
investigating harassment and cyber-stalking of Muslim journalists
after learning that the suspicious World Wide Web server had hit on
a personal webpage and the web host name “gestapo.cnrrc.nola.” had turned up in its website statistics. Further investigation
revealed that “gestapo” also visited a computer in the Goddard
Space Flight Center at NASA on March 26, 2004 and a computer at
Colorado State University in July 2002. The Department of Defense
Network Information Center in Vienna, VA had no record of a
computer named “gestapo” because it was a fifth level domain name.
The DoD Network Information Center does not register domains
beyond the 4th level.

Name Server records for “gestapo” also revealed that the parent web
server for “gestapo” called “” displayed a
“no access” message along with a sinister Java applet linked to an
internet graphic artist’s web page in Sweden called
Robert Jeppesen of could provide no information on the
person behind “gestapo”. “Thousands of web pages use my applets,
and I am not personally involved in any of them,” he said.
Lt. Mike Kafka declined to provide the name of the person behind the
domain name of the web server called “gestapo” but said “the server
name directly violated Navy policy; was inappropriate and was
disconnected.” With respect to concerns that the domain name
“gestapo” suggested a link between members of the U.S. Navy at the
CNRRC and a white supremacist or neo-Nazi group, Lt. Kafka said it
“implies no affiliation with any group.” He also denied that the server
had been subjected to any hacking activity or contained any white
supremacist material, newsgroups or chat rooms.

According to Lt. Kafka the server was named by a computer tech
approximately six years ago, but declined to give his name and
disclose what, if any disciplinary action had been taken. The
webpage displaying a “no access” message and the sinister graphic
was apparently put in place after an internet portal had been closed
to the public and the graphic with its no access message put in its
place. It was apparently linked to because the tech
personnel responsible thought it was interesting.

This incident has heightened the American Muslim community’s
concerns over a possible rise in the number, or severity, of racist
incidents against Muslims as the grave stones of Muslim veterans of
WWI and WWII were desecrated with Nazi symbols in Strasbourg,
France on June 14 and in Haguenau on June 24. The American-
Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has also noted a rise in
vandalism against mosques in the United States and physical and
verbal attacks on Muslims.

Edward Campbell is the editor of Al-Masakin (http://majdur.


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US Navy Shut Down Computer Named Gestapo [PDF]
by al-masakin Wednesday, Jul. 07, 2004 at 4:28 PM (520) 275-0285 Tucson, AZ

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Muslim Observer Coverage
by al-masakin Wednesday, Jul. 07, 2004 at 6:46 PM

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This article was also published in the Muslim Observer. A re-print of that article is attached below in PDF.

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Offshore Coverage
by al-masakin Wednesday, Jul. 07, 2004 at 7:09 PM

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FoxNews Infotainment Libeled the Tehran Times
by Edward Campbell Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2004 at 5:28 PM

FoxNews infotainment shockjock Scott Norvell commented on an article he never researched. Without contacting me, the Pentagon or the CNRRC he comes to the conclusion that naming a webserver "gestapo" merely suggests that one is a "geek" and not a white supremacist.

I wonder what cracker jack box this cracker got his press credentials from, but apparently he doesn't even know the article was published in the Tehran Times and the Muslim Observer. This trash talking flunky hasn't even researched this article. I don't want his job. I want my job with his pay!

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An Iranian news agency, Mehrnews, is in a tizzy because some geek at a Navy recruiting center in News Orleans, La., named one of the office computer servers "Gestapo."

The agency says the discovery suggests a pattern of harassment and cyber-stalking of Muslim journalists and is proof that the U.S. military is overrun with neo-Nazis (search).

A spokesman for the Pentagon said the server was named Gestapo (search) some six years ago by an unknown computer tech. Lt. Mike Kafka said the server name "directly violated Navy policy" and was disconnected.

He said the name "implies no affiliation with any group."

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Second News Coverage of CNRRC Gestapo
by al-masakin Sunday, Aug. 01, 2004 at 5:35 PM

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