Showing once again an inclination to respond to the Pope’s overtures to dialogue with a slap on the face. “Online terrorists launch ‘e-jihad’ attack on Vatican website,” from israelinsider, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
The Vatican website came under attack today in an effort organized by the leadership of ‘electronic jihad’ to down the site.
The online Islamist terrorists, or e-jihadists, distributed programs to dozens of hackers around the world in order to stage a multi-pronged attack on the site as Pope Benedict XVI visited the Islamic nation of Turkey….
Today’s attack on the website of the Holy See was cited in part as a response to the Pope’s comments and anger related to his conciliatory visit to Turkey. In a speech during the visit the Pontiff declared that religious leaders must ‘utterly refuse to sanction recourse to violence as a legitimate expression of religion’, and referred to the situation in the Middle East as ‘disturbing’.
The cyberattack that came in the wake of the Pope’s visit was successfully thwarted by Vatican authorities.
One blogger, noting that the website withstood the attack, remarked, “Kudos to the Swiss Guards of the cybersphere for doing an excellent job.”