The Washington Free Beacon reported yesterday that a Missouri-based company is hosting a designated terrorist group's TV website:
The U.S. has cited Hezbollah and Al Manar as terrorist organizations, a designation that makes it illegal for anyone in America to “knowingly provide ‘material support or resources’” to the groups, according to the State Department.
GSI Hosting, which is owned by the Texas-based Layered Tech, was notified last month by MEMRI that it was hosting Al Manar’s website.
...The site was subsequently removed on Nov. 26, but reappeared on the company’s servers on Dec. 6, according to MEMRI executive director Steven Stalinsky. Stalinsky has authored several reports detailing Al Manar’s emergence on both U.S. and United Kingdom-based Internet servers.
....Layered Tech, GSI Hosting’s parent company, did not respond to a request for comment about its business dealings with Al Manar.
It was still hosting Al Manar’s website as of Monday.
Here's the 2006 press release from the U.S. Treasury department when it designated Al-Manar as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Entity saying its television station is an arm of the Hizballah terrorist network.
...In addition to supporting Hizballah, al Manar has also provided support to other designated Palestinian terrorist organizations, including the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, notably transferring tens of thousands of dollars for a PIJ-controlled charity. PIJ is listed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist and a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. Government, and is also named on the European Union's list of terrorist entities.
Hizballah Secretary General Hasan Nasrallah, along with Hizballah's Executive Council, managed and oversaw the budgets of al Manar and al Nour.
...Today's action prohibits transactions between U.S. persons and the designated entities and also freezes any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction.
Feel free to contact Layered Technology and complain to Brad Hokamp. President (firstname.lastname@example.org best guess) or Jack Finlayson, CEO (email@example.com), of Layered Technology, 5065 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093-2514, Phone 972-398-7000 twitter @layeredtech, @gsihosting