Group pledges to take down websites and social media accounts promoting terrorism as part of “war”.

[divider]Wednesday 7th January 2015[/divider]

Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people, including the editor and a cartoonist, before escaping in a getaway car.

[divider]Friday 9th January 2015[/divider]

‘Hacktivist’ group Anonymous has declared war on Al-Qaeda and ISIS in a chilling video released by its Belgian branch.

The video, which features someone wearing the Guy Fawkes mask and speaking with their voice obscured, explains (in French) that its members have decided to “declare war on you, the terrorists” – referring to Al-Qaeda and ISIS specifically.

Anonymous may target Jihadist websites in the same way that someone has been hacking French websites and posting the ISIS flag.

The figure says that ‘hacktivists’ from around the world will track all of jihadist activities online and close down  their accounts on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

“You will not impose your sharia law in our democracies, we will not let your stupidity kill our liberties and our freedom of expression. We have warned you; expect your destruction.”

The press release ends in typical Anonymous fashion:

“We will track you everywhere on the planet, nowhere will you be safe. We are Anonymous. We are legion. 

“We do not forget. We do not forgive. Be afraid of us, Islamic State and Al Qaeda – you will get our vengeance.”