Operation Ice Isis, as the campaign is called, aims to protect people who are defenseless, both in the cyber world and the real world.
The objectives behind launching the campaign were twofold: to underscore the ISIS threat, and also to clarify that the group does not represent or uphold the values of Muslim faith, told one of the member of the group wearing the group’s trademark Guy Fawkes to France 24 on its ‘Tech 24’ program
“We needed the public to understand how urgent the situation is in Iraq. Before the mainstream media took serious direction in reporting the ISIS threat, we were one of the first to communicate it to the masses via the video we uploaded on YouTube in June explaining how and why ISIS came to be. We also made it clear that the United States was not free of blame as it has, directly and indirectly, contributed to the crisis we see today.”
“The second reason was that we needed to make sure the public knew that ISIS did not represent the Islamic religion. Time and time again, we’ve seen confusion and hatred when news of any group that had called itself ‘Islamic’ surfaced. We were determined not to let that happen again. Muslims and Christians alike have been victims of this tragedy and we were prepared to answer questions and address any concerns that had to deal with this topic,”
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One of their tactics was to attack several countries that supported ISIS financially, including Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
“We warn that if they continued to support ISIS, we would be forced to destroy their virtual infrastructure – and yes, we have those who can do this.”
He also said that they tried to counter ISIS ideologies with truth and logic because they cannot be attacked directly, as they mostly operate through social media.
“In the process, we were doing our job to inform the people that these criminals are liars and deceivers, and they do not deserve to be listened to,” according to France24.
He added that the ISIS were no different from white supremacists.
“The Islamic State, as they call themselves, is very much like those of the Westboro Baptist Church, those who are affiliated with Anders Breivik and very much like the KKK,” he said.
It is not just Anonymous who have taken upon themselves to wage a virtual war against the militant group. Many attempts by others have been made in the past as well. Currently Muslims from allover the world are running a Twitter campaign against ISIS with hashtag #NotInMyName.
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