CAIRIslamic Center of WheatonHacking Incident

Hackers create false mosque website

13 Jan, 2016

Hackers attack a Chicago-area mosque, creating a false website attempting to link the congregation with ISIL, threatening to forcibly convert the suburban community in which the mosque is located to Islam, and insulting the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. According to the CAIR, online Islamophobic attacks create a “breeding ground” for offline issues:

Islamophobia is more acute online than anywhere else, and in many ways the typical, big anti-Muslim narratives are born online and they spread from there to political circles and onto the streets.

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