The Anonymous hackers group may be claiming they are taking on the ISIS terrorists with the so-called “Operation ISIS,” but so far the diverse people involved in Anonymous seem to be channeling President Barack Obama by straying into the realm of political correctness rather than actual cyber warfare.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, when ISIS terrorist leader Abu Omar al-Shishani was interviewed by a talk show host he was specifically asked whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. The Islamic State leader responded by saying that their enemy is anyone who opposes Islam.
“We will fight them. We will take their women. We will take their children. They have to come to Islam or they will get wiped out…. Everybody who stands about us and makes trouble in our land. This is according to Sharia [and] God…. It is the religion of prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. It is not the religion of the Western hippie who tries to be accepted by you.”
On August 31, 2014, the Anonymous group officially declared war on ISIS with this Twitter tweet.
— Operation Ice ISIS (@OpIceISIS) August 31, 2014
From the beginning, Anonymous has made it clear their Operation ISIS initiative is intended to “destroy ISIS through ideological means rather than physical action.” They also made their political stance fairly clearly with this tweet.
The Twitter handle OpIceISIS is intended to relay any news about their offensive against the ISIS terrorist group. But while they successfully hacked the Twitter account for Islamic State Media, that “success” was more of a source of embarrassment since that Twitter accounted was a parody of ISIS in the first place. If you’re unsure of this idea, see this tweet for evidence.
— Islamic State Media (@empire_islam) September 14, 2014
That’s not exactly something ISIS would say. Otherwise, the majority of the Anonymous tweets seems focused on convincing the world that ISIS is not really Muslim. For example, here is one example tweet.
In recent weeks, Anonymous spent many of its tweets detailing their thoughts on the theology of Islam and why they believe ISIS cannot be Muslim.
“So basically since ISIS pretty much ripped up Muhammad’s covenant with the Christians, they can’t be considered Muslims. If you still don’t believe that there’s an actual covenant between Muhammad and Christians universally, here it is,” said TheAnonMessage, making reference to a document where Mohammed gave protection to a Christian monastery. “Allah is the Arabic word for God. Arabic translations of the Bible also use the word Allah. So let’s get one thing straight, if [the Koran] says ‘infidels’ it’s referring to people that existed a thousand years ago. Not non-Muslims.”
The Inquisitr recently interviewed Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld about the rise of Jew hate around the world and he was asked, “Is there really such thing as a moderate Muslim and is Islam really a ‘Religion of Peace?’” Gerstenfeld’s response would probably not sit well with Anonymous.
“One of the much-promoted lies is that there are radical Muslims who should be called Islamists. These should be considered distinct from other adherents of Islam who should be called ‘Muslims’. It is then suggested that the latter are all moderate. The truth is that there is a continuous spectrum of Muslims. At the one end are the Islamo-Nazis and those who believe that they are right. Next are those who support them and those who are radical without striving toward controlling the world. The Muslims who march in the anti-Israel demonstrations are indirect supporters of Islamo-Nazis. They are not moderates, and should not be considered as such. Muslims who deny the Holocaust are not moderate Muslims. Muslims who take the Koran literally and think that Jews are apes and pigs are not moderates, nor are those who think that Jews are inferior beings. There are also indifferent Muslims who do not care. We do not know how many true moderates there at the other end of the Muslim spectrum. I would not be surprised if their numbers are in the same order as that of the Islamo-Nazis, or even less.”
What do you think about the way the Anonymous hackers are attacking ISIS?