While most of us sit at home sickened and repulsed by reports of video’s of beheadings of Christians, journalists and other innocents by the terrorist group ISIS, the hacktivist group, Anonymous, reports they are taking down ISIS sites on Twitter, Facebook and others. If Anonymous has taken down 800 Twitter sites, doesn’t that beg the question about Twitter’s poor monitoring their own sites? Or is Twitter working with Anonymous?
Not many of us are going to leave the creature comforts of our home to pick up a gun, fly over to the Middle East and battle those wretched excuses for human beings. But, if one wants to join the effort through Anonymous, how in the world do you contact them and become a part of the endeavor?
Who Is Anonymous?
According to YouTube video’s they are: “young, or old, gay or straight… from all races, countries, religions, and ethnicity. United as one, divided by zero.” How does one join and help their efforts? That’s a good question. One suggested going to their Facebook website then leaving them a message and see if someone contacts you. Ordinarily it’s not a good business practice to become involved with a group that doesn’t list a physical address or phone number. Is this the exception?
Who Is ISIS?
A group of savage, immoral murderers intent on killing and pillaging primarily in Iraq and Syria. ISIS = Islamic State combining Iraq and Syria. Definitely not lovers of democracy or law and order. These are mostly men intent on taking action that is evil.
What About Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press?
Any group intent on taking away ones freedoms is doomed and rightly so as long as decent people take them on. Historically, whenever a country denies freedom of the press and slowly eliminates free speech, their control of their citizenry becomes harsher and harsher. Look at North Korea as an example.
It’s hard enough to keep our freedoms intact in America when we have the Constitution and Bill of Rights constantly under attack; and law enforcement acting less and less like civil servants there to serve and protect.
Last month, shortly after the Charlie Hebdo attack, Anonymous claimed to have wiped out a French terrorist website called Ansar-Alhaqq.net.
“You will be treated like a virus, and we are the cure,” they continued. “We Own The Internet. We are Anonymous, We are Legion, We do not forgive, We do not forget, Expect us.”
Twitter and Facebook supposedly have taken down accounts of bullies, but are lax in their vigilance against terrorist groups like ISIS.
What Can You Do to Combat Terrorist Groups Like ISIS?
Remember having a whistle handy for blowing into the phone of those pesky telemarketers?
1. Do NOT befriend them.
2. Report them to Twitter and Facebook and demand they be removed.
3. If you get threats of any type, report it immediately. Bullies are still bullies whether they’re homegrown or in a foreign land.