Amazon is one of world’s largest companies, that is mostly known for its online retail business. However, in recent years, it has also became a major global cloud computing service provider.
Last year Amazon lost the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JDEI) cloud contract for the U.S. Department of Defense to Microsoft. However, Amazon objected that Microsoft’s win was not by merit, but rather due to personal conflicts between Jeff Bezos, the president of Amazon, and US’s president Donald Trump. Subsequently, in February, the deal was legally halted for further investigations based on Amazon’s filing.
Many Muslims are proud of their use of Amazon’s services and other services by organizations that behave similarly to Amazon, even when alternative are present. Many of such Muslims even further this by investing in such companies. Doing so while ignoring that these organizations are competing to serve larger bodies that have directly committed and continually committing crimes against innocent Muslims in Muslims countries, as well as supporting the tyrants that rule over the Muslim lands.
Amazon might lose their chance to serve the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) but it’s still serving the US intelligence community. Did you know, as a Muslim, how much did you lose by supporting and investing in those companies?