It turns out the Better Business Bureau is poorly named: The consumer ratings service gave an A+ to a gold seller awash in complaints and a mortgage broker targeted by two state attorneys general. Terrorists do only slightly worse.

Hamas got an A- from the Los Angeles BBB as part of a setup by the website BBB Roundup, which was trying to prove the bureau does no real investigation and just wants to collect its $425 fee. Especially considering that, while it was gold-starring a Palestinian resistance group, the BBB gave Starbucks an "F". Say what you will about the pricey national coffee chain, but they are not known for their suicide bombs (unless you count what the Venti Java Chip Frappuccino does to your waistline, AMIRITE?)

[via Mother Jones]