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Anonymous hacks ISIS’s Twitter, makes it as fabulously gay as humanly possible

Look, it’s not going to bring down the caliphate, but it is funny as hell.

It’s been an incredibly tough week for the LGBT community after the horrific murder of 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

While the rest of the world mourned the vile attacks, ISIS celebrated.

The organisation’s homophobia is well documented – it’s outlawed, punishable by death, and there are grim videos of ISIS members publically executing LGBT people.

So in a small, moral victory for the good guys, hacktivist collective Anonymous infiltrated hundreds of pro-ISIS Twitter accounts and gave them a wonderfully gay makeover.

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A hacker by the name of WauchulaGhost has been responsible for the majority of the attacks.

For instance, they broke into ISIS account @gi_h_a_d35, changed his profile picture to a gay flag, and tweeted out this message:

“Hello World. It’s time I share with you a little secret…I’m Gay and I’m Proud!! #GayPride #OrlandoWillNotBeForgotten !!! #GhostOfNoNation.”

A photshopped image if an ISIS member in front of a rainbow flag.

This is by far my favourite. 10/10.

WauchulaGhost has also been tweeting out their IP addresses, phone numbers and other contact information for fellow hackers to use.

Explaining his motivation, he/she said:

I did it for the lives lost in Orlando.

Daesh [ISIS] have been spreading and praising the attack, so I thought I would defend those that were lost. The taking of innocent lives will not be tolerated.

Our actions are directed at Jihadist extremists. Many of our own [group of hackers] are Muslim and we respect all religions that do not take innocent lives.

Anonymous and ISIS have had a bizarre and underwhelming ‘war’ since the Charlie Hedbo attacks, kind of like when Soulja Boy and Lil Bow Wow had a ‘beef’ – with both sides just ending up embarrassing themselves and everyone being worse for having witnessed it.

But at least for a few days, messages of unity, peace and love have replaced hate, violence and intolerance.

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Comment (17)

    Max deWinter

    Thursday 16 June 2016

    Erm, It’s the whole of Islam, give or take, that’s anti gay. Not just ISIS. Please don’t mislead people. Read the polls here and don’t be so apologist and give people a false sense of security : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_in_Islam#Opinion_polls

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      patrick

      Friday 17 June 2016

      much like the “whole” of Catholicism and Judaism, and most other religion

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        evil embraced

        Saturday 18 June 2016

        thats why we should do away with both of them.

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    Mari

    Friday 17 June 2016

    This is great! I love it! Now why doesn’t Anonymous hack the US voting database and post a forced recount or better yet, expose the folks who were screwing around with voter ballots and robbing thousands of voters of their rights?

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    Person of reason

    Friday 17 June 2016

    Although the attack had really nothing to do with Daesh itself. They didn’t know who he was before he did it. He was a self-claimed member of Daesh.

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    anon

    Friday 17 June 2016

    that sword on the isis rainbow flag could have been turned into a dick. just sayin….. missed opportunities.

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      Dedra

      Friday 17 June 2016

      You Sir seriously made my day lmao…”Missed Opportunities”….

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    wayne a

    Friday 17 June 2016

    Yea im sure that this is going to provoke ISIS to attack again lmfao.. they are gov’t funded anyways

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    Snape

    Friday 17 June 2016

    Saving the world – one vandalized Twitter account at a time.

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    Maj Gen Citizen

    Friday 17 June 2016

    ISIS Sucks!

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    David

    Friday 17 June 2016

    It is funny, but very stupid and bodes badly for the gay community when they strike back over such purposeful provocation. And they will. Just like americans tend to do. rather they are right or wrong on an issue as well.

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    Rainbow and Arrow

    Friday 17 June 2016

    Time for Westboro Church.

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    M

    Saturday 18 June 2016

    So why didn’t Anonymous go after ISIS when it was murdering non-gays?

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    Edward Albee

    Sunday 19 June 2016

    I have never read such bs and propaganda as I have just now on this site. Christians have never applauded the acts of killing anyone, and for those of you who are saying they are, you are lying through your teeth. Not one Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Luthern,etc., has praised the killilng of innocents, and shame on you for evern suggesting that they have. Obviously you people are the ones who have a problem with Christians, not the other way around. Oh, and before you respond with the Crusuades, save it, as I am in no mood for strawman arugments, and I don’t want to hear about the Westboro Church, who certainly cannot be called a Christian church. We all are mourning the murders, including all Christians.

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      David L

      Monday 20 June 2016

      Wow, have you EVER studied history?

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        Gary

        Friday 1 July 2016

        Do you know why the crusades happened in the first place?

        “The First Crusade (1095–1099) was the first of a number of crusades that attempted to recapture the Holy Lands, called by Pope Urban II in 1095. It started as a widespread pilgrimage in western Christendom and ended as a military expedition by Roman Catholic Europe to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim conquests of the Levant (632–661), ultimately resulting in the sacking of Jerusalem in 1099.”

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    Jackie

    Sunday 19 June 2016

    This is likely to make the terrorists even angrier. Not really a smart move. It’s like a school boy prank. Grow up.

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