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Belgian hacker group vows to shut down terrorist sites over Charlie Hebdo attack

A Belgian branch of Anonymous declares 'war' on the 'terrorists' who attacked a French satirical magazine Wednesday

Ahram Online , Saturday 10 Jan 2015
People hold up placards reading in French, "I am Charlie" during a gathering in Nice, southeastern France, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. (Photo:AP)
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A Belgian Anonymous hacker group has said they will avenge the attack on France's Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine by shutting down jihadist websites and accounts on social media, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.

The group released a video and a statement on Twitter condemning the Wednesday attacks on Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, were murdered by armed gunmen.

Since the attack a Twitter campaign with the hash tag #JeSuisCharlie quickly gained momentum as thousands marched the streets of Paris in support of the victims and of journalists.

The clip shows a figure wearing a "V for Vendetta" mask stating that it is "a message for Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and other terrorists."

The masked figure says in the clip, "We are declaring war against you, the terrorists."

Charlie Hebdo has been known for printing inflammatory cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, angering many Muslims.

The Belgian group states in the clip that they will track down and close the accounts of terrorists on social media in an attempt to avenge those killed in the Paris attacks.

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10-01-2015 02:36pm
Sense of Humour
Does it ever occur to Muslims, Christians or Jews that God, being Almighty, is not threatened by the criticism of ants such as we, but also possessed of an immense sense of humor? (why else would we have been put here?) God is not affronted by cartoons, and anyone who believes S/He is, is insane, stupid or otherwise mentally challenged-whatever their beliefs. These moronic terrorists need education, and a reminder that life is short enough without flying bullets. There are plenty of worthy targets in the world. Leave John Q. Public alone. It is our differences which save us, and make the planet interesting. Those who want everyone to be the same should do the world a favor and jump off a cliff. The joke is on them.
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