The website of Terrasse-Vaudreuil, a small town in Quebec, was recently hacked by cyber-mujahideen. The mayor of Terrasse-Vaudreuil is perplexed — he doesn’t understand why the jihadis would target his town, which is open and tolerant and never has any trouble with its culture-enriching minorities. He obviously doesn’t understand the concept of Dar al-Harb, which his town is part of, nor the fact that faithful Muslims are required to make war against it in the cause of Allah, no matter how nice it is to them.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:
Below are excerpts from the accompanying CTV article:
Quebec town perplexed after official web page replaced with Islamist messages
MONTREAL — A small Quebec town is wondering why it found itself the target of an Islamic extremist group’s cyberattack after the municipality’s website was compromised for about a dozen hours.
The home page for Terrasse-Vaudreuil, a municipality of about 2,000 residents just west of Montreal, was hacked Thursday evening by a group calling itself MECA, the Middle East Cyber Army.
The web page displayed a message praising Islam and made reference to the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris earlier this month.
Experts said there have been hundreds of cyberattacks in recent days, targeting sites that have vulnerable security.
“I know across the world there are many thousands of sites that had been infiltrated by this sort of thing and I guess today was our day, and hopefully it won’t be again,” said Ron Kelley, Terrasse-Vaudreuil’s director-general.
City officials met with Quebec provincial police, who have opened an investigation after receiving information the hacking.
Sgt. Ingrid Asselin said the investigation was ongoing.
“From what we’ve learned, it has nothing to do with Terrasse-Vaudreuil,” Mayor Michel Bourdeau said. “It’s a combination of circumstances.”
In bright blue letters against a background of a burgundy and gold Qur’an, the Islamic holy book, the hackers’ message read: “We are Muslims. Quran is our book. In Allah (God) we trust. For Allah we work. Screw you Charlie Hebdo.”
The message ended with the hashtag .OPFRANCE, which has been used by cyber hackers following the deadly attacks at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
But the hacking still left many Terrasse-Vaudreuil residents perplexed, a local journalist said.
Carmen Fabio, editor-in-chief at community newspaper Your Local Journal, said locals’ response to the hacking was one of incredulity.
“I don’t think anyone really perceived it as a threat. But the biggest question was, of all places, why here?” Fabio said.