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Old 02-20-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Anonymous sets its sights on the Westboro Baptist Church

In a letter released a few days ago, the online group known as ANONYMOUS (generally associated with the website 4chan) has declared war against the Westboro Baptist Church, also know as the God Hates **** Family.

Here is the letter...

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AN OPEN LETTER FROM ANONYMOUS

February 16, 2011

TO THE CONGREGANTS OF WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH:

We, the collective super-consciousness known as ANONYMOUS - the Voice of Free Speech & the Advocate of the People - have long heard you issue your venomous statements of hatred, and we have witnessed your flagrant and absurd displays of inimitable bigotry and intolerant fanaticism. We have always regarded you and your ilk as an assembly of graceless sociopaths and maniacal chauvinists & religious zealots, however benign, who act out for the sake of attention & in the name of religion.

Being such aggressive proponents for the Freedom of Speech & Freedom of Information as we are, we have hitherto allowed you to continue preaching your benighted gospel of hatred and your theatrical exhibitions of, not only your fascist views, but your utter lack of Christ-like attributes. You have condemned the men and women who serve, fight, and perish in the armed forces of your nation; you have prayed for and celebrated the deaths of young children, who are without fault; you have stood outside the United States National Holocaust Museum, condemning the men, women, and children who, despite their innocence, were annihilated by a tyrannical embodiment of fascism and unsubstantiated repugnance. Rather than allowing the deceased some degree of peace and respect, you instead choose to torment, harass, and assault those who grieve.

Your demonstrations and your unrelenting cascade of disparaging slurs, unfounded judgments, and prejudicial innuendos, which apparently apply to every individual numbered amongst the race of Man - except for yourselves - has frequently crossed the line which separates Freedom of Speech from deliberately utilizing the same tactics and methods of intimidation and mental & emotional abuse that have been previously exploited and employed by tyrants and dictators, fascists and terrorist organizations throughout history.

ANONYMOUS cannot abide this behavior any longer. The time for us to be idle spectators in your inhumane treatment of fellow Man has reached its apex, and we shall now be moved to action. Thus, we give you a warning: Cease & desist your protest campaign in the year 2011, return to your homes in Kansas, & close your public Web sites.

Should you ignore this warning, you will meet with the vicious retaliatory arm of ANONYMOUS: We will target your public Websites, and the propaganda & detestable doctrine that you promote will be eradicated; the damage incurred will be irreversible, and neither your institution nor your congregation will ever be able to fully recover. It is in your best interest to comply now, while the option to do so is still being offered, because we will not relent until you cease the conduction & promotion of all your bigoted operations & doctrines. The warning has been given. What happens from here shall be determined by you.

WE ARE ANONYMOUS.
WE ARE LEGION.
WE DO NOT FORGIVE.
WE DO NOT FORGET.
EXPECT US.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Westboro Baptist Church, here is a quick summary...





And here is their evil leader -- Fred Phelps.


For those unfamiliar with Anonymous, here are a couple of quick summaries...

Link 1

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So, that is the tale of the tape. Westboro Baptist Church has responded to Anonymous' threats with this poster...





Get your popcorn, people... This is about to get good.

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Old 02-20-2011, 05:01 PM   #2
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Wow 4chan is actually using their might on people who deserve it? OMG I'm shocked.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:03 PM   #3
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man this is like the YCC against the CJK.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:04 PM   #4
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Sounds like... bruinlove?

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Old 02-20-2011, 05:06 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by RedBlackAttack
In a letter released a few days ago, the online group known as ANONYMOUS (generally associated with the website 4chan) has declared war against the Westboro Baptist Church, also know as the God Hates **** Family.

Here is the letter...



For those of you unfamiliar with the Westboro Baptist Church, here is a quick summary...





And here is their evil leader -- Fred Phelps.


For those unfamiliar with Anonymous, here are a couple of quick summaries...

Link 1

Link 2




So, that is the tale of the tape. Westboro Baptist Church has responded to Anonymous' threats with this poster...





Get your popcorn, people... This is about to get good.

About ****ing time.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:06 PM   #6
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man this is like the YCC against the CJK.
Anonymous=YCC AKA soldiers of swaggotry
Westboro Baptist Church=CJK AKA soldiers of faggotry
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:06 PM   #7
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"Gods hates f@gs and lousy hackers"

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Old 02-20-2011, 05:07 PM   #8
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Well this will be fun...
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:08 PM   #9
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Sticky this thread...I could see a lot of shit going down including the closure of this church.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:08 PM   #10
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No demands for sharpie in the pooper?

I'm disappointed.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:16 PM   #11
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No demands for sharpie in the pooper?

I am disappoint.

fixed.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:22 PM   #12
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fixed.


I will admit, the WBC response poster was pretty damn funny. I'm not sure they understand what they are up against, though. For those questioning what Anonymous can do, the WBC relies heavily on the Internet and their websites to generate interest. It is an integral part of their existence.

If Anonymous is able to wipe them away online, arguably their most important tool goes out the window.

I'm not sure if Anonymous can organize something more personal (ie: face-to-face confrontation), but they did protest outside of the Scientology building years ago and that was actually very successful in getting out the message that they were trumpeting.

It does seem as though 4chan turned a corner when it comes to their attacks. They aren't wasting their time ruining the lives of teenagers anymore. It looks like this whole WikiLeaks thing has lit a fire under their @sses and they see their place as a little more important (or potentially so).

I like it.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:25 PM   #13
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http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/71567

Lol, it turns out WBC may be behind both the original letter and the reply, in an attempt to bait anon into DDoSing them. I've been browsing /b/ and I don't think people give a damn about this in general.

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Old 02-20-2011, 05:27 PM   #14
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Saw entirely the video of Fred Phelps or whatever his name is.

Typical case of sociopathic cult leader.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:33 PM   #15
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http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/71567

Lol, it turns out WBC may be behind both the original letter and the reply, in an attempt to bait anon into DDoSing them. I've been browsing /b/ and I don't think people give a damn about this in general.
Wow... That is very interesting. However, I would assume that anyone that is capable of DDoSing their websites would have their IPs appropriately hidden behind several proxies and maybe even Tor. I don't really see how they would be able to retrieve it.

What if WBC was behind the third letter?
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