The hackers “left instructions to the Danish government to introduce a new law to punish people who publicly insult religion [i.e., Islam],” and “implied in their demands that if the law is not introduced, the hacking of Danish websites will continue.”
“Denmark’s KFC website targeted by Islamist hackers,” from the Daily Mail, April 30:
Denmark’s KFC website has been targeted by Islamist hackers.
The hackers decided to gain access to the fast food site and post an educational video about their religion on the page.
They also left instructions to the Danish government to introduce a new law to punish people who publicly insult religion.
The hackers implied in their demands that if the law is not introduced, the hacking of Danish websites will continue.
Emoticon jihad: if graven images are haram, it didn’t stop these guys:
The hackers left a slightly cryptic message on the site, which read: ‘If your Gov. don’t make rules for Punishing anyone Insult Religions in the name of (Freedom of Speech ! ) or ( Freedom to Insult ) 🙂
‘So, take this rule of Hacking ! in the name of
‘[ Hacking is a Knowledge and the Knowledge is Free ! ] It means [ Hacking Anyone I want !!!!]
‘If your People can behave and Learn how to Respect , act rationally and stop to Insult Other Religions
‘under the name of ( Freedom to Insult ) or ( Freedom of Speech )
‘Then the Rule of Hacking will be stopped
Abrupt style change begins…
‘Finally , I would like to remind also with the decree which the Human Rights Agency in the United Nations adopted on the 12th of April 2005. This decree insisted on the ban of distortions and vicious attack against religions and especially Islam; which had been strongly attacked in the last few years !
… And now back to this guy:
‘Don’t worry .. No files deleted .. Just my Index* has been added to your lame bOx 😉
‘Greets Go To: All My Friends in MSN :)’
While it is not clear why the KFC site in particular was chosen, some have speculated it is because of the lack of security on the webpage.
But it is clear why Denmark was targeted – following a controversial cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban being printed in a Danish newspaper….