January 12, 2015
Lorra B.: Civilians declaring war on ISIS, among other terrorist groups, in retaliation for the atrocities inflicted upon the world, may seem like a brave or heroic or a justified thing, but are Vigilante tactics the answer or more of a problem? Are illegal acts carried out to stop others from carrying out their illegal acts the answer? Let us know YOUR thoughts with a comment.
In the wake of the brutal terrorist attack in Paris, the clandestine hacktivist group Anonymous has released a chilling video declaring war on the Islamic State and other radical groups, and according to reports, they’ve already claimed their first victim.
On Thursday, Anonymous posted a video to YouTube describing their latest campaign to avenge the attack on Charlie Hebdo, a French satire magazine, which they’re calling #OpCharlieHebdo, according to the Mirror. The chilling video features a man in a Guy Fawkes mask speaking in French with his voice digitally obscured, explaining that members of Anonymous have decided to “declare war on you, the terrorists,” specifically calling out the Islamic State and al-Qaeda.
“We will track you down – every last one – and will kill you,” the spokesman says. “You allowed yourselves to kill innocent people, we will therefore avenge their deaths.”
The representative explains that members across the globe will work to track all activities of the jihadists online and close down their social media accounts on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
“You will not impose your sharia law in our democracies,” he continues. “We will not let your stupidity kill our liberties and our freedom of expression. We have warned you; expect your destruction.”
The roughly minute-long video closes in the usual fashion of Anonymous by reminding their targets of just how far the group’s reach is.
“We will track you everywhere on the planet, nowhere will you be safe. We are Anonymous,” the video says. “We are legion. We do not forget. We do not forgive. Be afraid of us, Islamic State and al-Qaeda – you will get our vengeance.”
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