Hacker group Anonymous has turned their attention to ISIS following the Paris attacks that occurred last Friday. They say the take-down will be their “biggest operation” to date, according to TIME. The group has claimed responsibility for the deaths of 127 people in a coordinated set of terrorist attacks last week.
“Expect massive cyber attacks. War is declared. Get prepared,” says the masked man in French. “Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down. You should know that we will find you and we will not let you go. We will launch the biggest operation ever against you.”
Anonymous has threatened to take down other groups that have endangered freedom in the past, such as Occupy Wall Street, the Charlie Hebdo shootings, and the Ku Klux Klan. Check the Anonymous video up top (FYI: it’s in French).
Meanwhile, 16 US states including Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Maine and Texas are trying to prevent Syrian refugees from entering their lands, despite the fact that state governments don’t have the legal authority to do so. State governments are now trying to limit access for immigrants because investigations have found that terrorists took advantage of the immigration wave from the Syrian refugee crisis to travel throughout Europe (namely France and Greece) to plant this weekend’s attack.
However, President Obama has already come out making a strong statement saying that he will keep US borders open for the refugees in keeping with the nation’s history of accepting immigrants in need. His administration has already pledged to accept approximately 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next year, and has asserted that they should be allowed to settle all across the country. His strategy is to instead focus energy on using airstrikes, training and arming forces and banding together with other countries that share America’s interest in toppling ISIS.
The mastermind behind the attack has been named as Abelhamid Abaaoud, a 27-year-old Belgian who battled with ISIS in Syria and who was also a suspect in foiled terror attack on Belgium from January. President Francois Hollande announced that the attack was coordinated in Syria and Belgium as he waged war on behalf of the country. Hollande has also announced that he’ll work with Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin to take down ISIS together.
Ariel C. James contributed to this report.
Pray For Paris: 14 Heartbreaking Photos Following The Attacks
1. Officials turn the Eiffel Tower lights off, as Paris goes dark following multiple terror attacks.Source:Getty 1 of 14
2. Victims lie on the ground after an attack on Rue Bichat in Central Paris.Source:Getty 2 of 14
3. A young woman cries at a vigil held by a local French community in Sydney.Source:Getty 3 of 14
4. A single rose following multiple terror attacks in the French city of Paris.Source:Getty 4 of 14
5. Players and officials have a moment of silence for victims during the Newcastle v. Central Coast round 6 A-league match.Source:Getty 5 of 14
6. Workers wash blood off of the floor outside of Le Carillon bar.Source:Getty 6 of 14
7. Workers wash blood off the floor outside of Le Carillon bar.Source:Getty 7 of 14
8. A woman sends her love.Source:Getty 8 of 14
9. Two friends hug in the wake of multiple terror attacks in Paris.Source:Getty 9 of 14
10. Residents leave flowers for victims and their loved ones.Source:Getty 10 of 14
11. At least 127 people were left dead following multiple terror attacks in Paris on Friday.Source:Getty 11 of 14
12. Residents leave flowers for victims and their loved ones.Source:Getty 12 of 14
13. Blood from the scene following the Bataclan Theatre attack.Source:Getty 13 of 14
14. Pray for Paris.Source:Getty 14 of 14