Call it a form of cyberterror. Muslim hackers have launched an attack unprecedented in scope on Danish websites. It is more and more evident that they are nothing but bullies who see no limits on their tactics in getting their way. Sharia will define what Danes and everyone else in the world can say, write, or draw. That is their aim. The UPI reports:
Muslim hackers angered by the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed have defaced nearly 3,000 Danish Web sites over the past month in the biggest politically motivated cyber attack long—time observers have ever seen.
Experts say that the world—wide protests over a Danish newspaper's decision to publish the caricatures, an act offensive to Muslims who regard any depiction of the Prophet Mohammed as blasphemous, may prove to be something of a coming—of—age moment for the emerging movement of Internet mujahideen —— Islamic extremists committed to waging a cyber Jihad on the Web.
"They see this as a huge opportunity," Stephen Ulph told United Press International.
Ulph, a terrorism analyst with the Jamestown Foundation who monitors web forums and chat rooms used by Islamic hackers, said, "You can feel the excitement (among their users)... There's a sense that they can make a real difference (on this issue)."
Roberto Preatoni, founder and administrator of Zone—H.org, which tracks Web graffiti artists, says his site has monitored 2,817 defacements of sites in the .dk domain since Jan. 21, when the cartoon controversy first boiled over into world—wide street demonstrations and riots.
"That is at least 10 times, maybe more like 20 times, the number of attacks (in that domain) we would expect in such a time frame," he told UPI, adding that thousands of other Web sites in Europe and Israel had also been defaced.
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