The activist group are refusing to back down – and they want you to join them
Anonymous and Isis are still at it. After declaring war on the militant group last month, the self-proclaimed “Hacktavists” have shut down thousands of social media accounts, released a “How To” hacking guide, and even resorted to rampant rickrolling. It’s a full-blown, dark and dirty cyber fight – and apparently it’s nowhere near over yet.
Now, Anonymous are asking for your help. According to a new post on their “Operation Isis” page, the cyber activists have declared today – aka Friday December 11 – as “Isis trolling day”.
“We ask you to show your support and help against ISIS by joining us and trolling them,” the group announced earlier this week. “Do not think you have to be part of Anonymous, anyone can do this and does not require special skills... We will show them that we will prevail after all their horrors for they do not have any control on us... It will be a day they never forget.”
The activist group have offered “trolling” guides for anyone interested in taking part in the project, with ideas for each social media site. Twitter and Instagram users have been asked to adopt the hashtags #Daesh and #Daeshbags with their posts, along with “mocking photos” of Isis members. Facebook participants have been asked the same thing, and also to “find ISIS accounts and out them to all of your friends asking to report them”.
The group are also hoping to move the war away from the world wide web, and have included a guide for IRL types for the first time. This includes suggestions like “make stickers of mocking photos”, and “print out pages showing how Isis does not represent Islam.”
“You may be wondering why we are ‘trolling’ Isis and planning all these demonstrations against Isis,” Anonymous wrote in the post. “They thrive off of fear they hope that by their actions they can silence all of us and get us to just lay low and hide in fear. But what many forget and even they do is that there are many more people in the world against them than for them. And that is the goal of this mass uprising.”
They concluded: “On December 11 we will show them that we are not afraid, we will not just hide in our fear, we are the majority and with our strength in numbers we can make a real difference. We will mock them for the idiots they are. We will show them what they really are they do not stand for a religion, they do not stand for a god, they are brainwashers teaching from the young to the old their propaganda against the ‘west’ when in reality they are just increasing the distance between countries by giving many a bad name. But we see behind their persona, we see them for who they really are. And we hope to see you all brothers and sisters on December 11.”
Anyone interested in taking part in the trolling can visit the The World against ISIS Project guide here.