An independent group of anonymous hackers has banded together to announce a cyber warfare operation aimed at fighting against anti-Semitic and jihadist sites, set to begin on Friday.
One participating group called the Israeli Elite Force launched a Facebook page on June 5 called #OpIslam aimed at gathering support for the operation.
“This is a call to all hackers of the world,” reads the statement posted on the page, entitled, “Hacker Call to Action, Operation Islam.” The statement is also available in video format read by a narrator using a voice changer.
“Hello, citizens of the world. We are calling out all people opposed to Islamic terrorism worldwide, to join our fight against their cyber terrorism,” reads the statement.
“A just operation, Op Islam, will launch July 26. We call out every hacker tired of the violence followed by cries of racism carried out by Muslims worldwide.
“The United States sees waves of homemade Muslim terrorism. Europe is being silently taken over. Join our cause, let them know we are not ready to give the world up to Islam.”
The video then continues with examples of jihadist terrorism tactics “against non-Muslims, in non-Muslim lands.”
The narrator goes on to warn that "in the West, where Muslims comprise less than one percent of the population, London-style attacks are uncommon. Islamic assertiveness is limited to political activism dedicated to portraying Islam as a religion of peace, and sporadic. But clandestine acts of terror, like Fort Hood, Boston, etc.
“In Europe, where Muslims make the much larger minorities open violence is more common,” the narrator points out.