Campaigners claiming to be part of the hacking protest group Anonymous have published contact details of senior English Defence League members online, after posting a video vowing to bring down the organisation, it has been reported.
• Hacker group Anonymous release details of EDL members online
• Video message from group also promises to expose EDL “falsities”
In a video posted on YouTube the group condemns the EDL for using the death of Drummer Lee Rigby as an “another excuse to further spread your campaign of hate, bigotry, and misinformation” before announcing “Operation EDL”.
Drummer Rigby was hacked to death near Woolwich barracks in south east London last Wednesday.
A list of what were said to be mobile phone numbers for senior named EDL figures were published online yesterday evening along with addresses of what were said to be donors to the group, the Guardian reported.
The video was posted by IWill Object under the title ‘A Message from Anonymous UK to the English Defence League’.
“Under the guise of national pride you have instigated crimes against the innocent and incited the subjugation of Muslims,” the message continues.
“We will not allow your injustices, your lies, and your stupidity, to further radicalize our youth into fearing and despising their fellow man.”
The menacing warning concludes: “In this operation, we will begin the systematic and comprehensive decimation of your cult.
“We will further expose your falsities and your attempts to censor, to your members, to the British public, and to the world as a whole.
“You will fall, we can say this with complete confidence.”
About 1,000 protesters joined an EDL march to Downing Street on Monday, chanting “Muslim killers off our streets” and “There’s only one Lee Rigby” in tribute to the soldier killed in Woolwich last week.
Four men have since been charged with various offences.
A massive police presence kept them apart from a smaller group of anti-fascist activists, with officers making 13 arrests in total.