The hacktivist group, Anonymous is encouraging internet users to participate in its planned trolling day to mock the Islamic State terrorist group also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh.
The trolling day is part of its collective campaign against the ISIS, which was responsible for the series of attacks in Paris that killed at least 130 people last month.
Anonymous is encouraging its supporters to mock ISIS by posting jokes, videos satirical memes and pictures of its dead members in social media using the hash tags #Daesg and #Daeshbags on December 11, the scheduled trolling day.
The hacktivist group also wants its supporters to print posters and stickers mocking ISIS and post it on their communities. Anonymous is also encouraging non-internet savvy users to join the action and show that ISIS does not represent Islam.
The hacktivist group said, “Do not think you have to be a part of Anonymous, anyone can do this and [it] does not require any special skills.” It added, “They [referring to ISIS] do not stand for a religion, they do not stand for a god, they are brainwashers” who “[give] many a bad name.”
Anonymous intends to remove the fear spread by ISIS
The hacktivist group explained that the trolling day is intended to remove the “fear” spread by the terrorist group.
Anonymous noted that ISIS “thrive off of fear” and the terrorists are hoping that their actions could silence all of us, lay low and hide in fear. The hacktivist group pointed out that many people in the world are against ISIS.
“On December 11th 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,” said Anonymous.
Anonymous treats ISIS as a virus
Since launching its campaign against ISIS, Anonymous already disabled the Twitter accounts of the terrorist group. The hacktivist group stepped up its effort in taking down the social media accounts of the terrorist group after the Paris attacks.
In a YouTube message on November 20, Anonymous announced it took down more than 20,000 Twitter accounts that belonged to ISIS.
“Hello, citizens of the world. We are Anonymous. It is time to realize that social media is a solid platform for ISIS’s communication as well as neutering their ideas of terror amongst youth. But at the same time, social media has proved it is an advanced weapon. We must all work together and use social media to eliminate the accounts used by terrorists,” said the spokesperson for Anonymous.
“ISIS, we will hunt you and take down your sites, accounts, emails and expose you. From now on, there is no safe place for you online. You will be treated like a virus, and we are the cure,” he added.