On Jan 7, 2015, freedom of speech suffered a large hit. Terrorists breached into “Charlie Hebdo” newspaper’s premises and shot several satirical cartoon artists, journalists and two policemen. Though the two suspects are now dead, Al Qaeda is now threatening further attacks in France. Disgusted and also shocked, we can’t fall down, as it is our responsibility to react.
First, we wish to express our condolences to the victims’s families of this cowardly and despicable act. We are all affected by the death of Cabu, Charb, Tignous and Wolinski, and others, who were great artists that impressed, by their talents, all the history of the press and died courageously for its freedom.
It’s obvious that some people don’t want, in a free world, this sacrosanct right to express in any way one’s opinions. Anonymous has always fought for the freedom of speech, and will never let this right be besmirched by obscurantism and mysticism. “Charlie Hebdo”, historical figure of satirical journalism has been targeted. Anonymous must remind every citizen that the press’s freedom is fundamental to democracy. Opinions, speech, newspaper articles without threats nor pressure, all those things are rights you can’t change.
Tackling the freedom of speech is a direct hit to democracy. Expect a massive reaction from us, because this is one of the many freedom that we have always been always fighting for.
We will be crippling all terrorist outlet websites, and terminating all terrorist social media accounts. We will dump all personal information on every terrorist that we come across. We will not sleep until you are brought to your knees.
To Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and all other extremists;
Operation Charlie Hebdo ENGAGED.
We are Anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.