”Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists Friday and promised to take revenge for the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hedbo,” Mark Thompson reports for CNN.
“In a video posted on YouTube, the group of hackers said they would track down websites and social media networks linked to terrorists, and take them down,” Thompson reports. “‘We, Anonymous around the world, have decided to declare war on you the terrorists,’ it said. The video is described as a message for ‘al Qaeda, the Islamic State and other terrorists,’ and promises to avenge the killing of 12 people in Wednesday’s attack.”
“‘We intend to take revenge in their name, we are going to survey your activities on the net, we are going to shut down your accounts on all social networks,’ Anonymous said,” Thompson reports. “Cherif and Said Kouachi, the brothers wanted for the massacre at Charlie Hedbo’s offices in Paris, were killed Friday by French security forces in a town where they had been surrounded, according to a local official… An ISIS radio broadcast Thursday praised the attackers, calling them ‘brave jihadists.’ But the broadcast did not say whether the two had any connection to the militant group.”