The message board on the official Rage Against The Machine website has been removed by the hosts, due to "repeated phone calls they have received from the Secret Service with regards to inflammatory posts on several of the forums", according to guitarist Tom Morello. These "inflammotory posts" were reactions to the terrorist attacks in New York. Morello continues: "We are endeavouring to correct the situation and get your free exchange of information and ideas up and running as soon as possible."
Earlier this week, Morello released the following statement about the events of 11 September: "Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to all the people and their families affected by the attacks on Tuesday. The loss of innocent life is just terrible, and our thoughts go out to all of you who personally may have had friends or family killed or injured in the tragedy. The pain felt across the country demonstrates the lesson of Tuesday's events: that the taking of innocent life is devastating to a society and terribly wrong. On Tuesday, the victims were American. But the horrible scenes that we've witnessed on TV this week are regular occurrences in other places around the globe. And too often, violence like this has been meted out by our own country and its client states. We should stand together against this type of violence in all its forms, whenever it happens, whether its done in the name of religious fanaticism, or in the names of our own domestic elite. Our best wishes go out to all of you. Take care of yourselves, and each other."