Friday, March 9, 2012

Google doodles for Muslim, but not George Washington

From Creeping Sharia:

Google doodles for Muslim, but not George Washington

On 25 February Google celebrated the 707th birthday of one of the most famous explorers in history, the Moroccan Ibn Battuta.
The search engine’s “Google Doodle” displays scenes from the “prince of traveler’s” adventures in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and China.
The doodle takes Google users on a 70,000 mile trip to landmarks visited by Ibn Battuta.
Ibn Battuta, considered the greatest medieval Arab traveler, was born in Tangier, Morocco in 1304. When he was 21 he set off on a trip to perform the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca and to learn about Islamic law.
Since the company’s founding in 1998, Google has created over 1,000 doodles for its homepages across the world. Notable birthdays have included Charles Dickens and Addams Family creator Charles Addams. The commemoration of the birthday’s of U.S. presidents, however, has not been a part of that tradition.
Google spokewoman Krisztina Radosavljevic-Szilagyi told the Daily Caller late Monday that Google has not produced any doodles for U.S. presidents.
Like removing jihadi videos from Youtube, it would simply not be in Google’s character to recognize George Washington. 

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