Anonymous Declares Friday as "ISIS Trolling Day"

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Dec 09, 2015 1:00 PM
Anonymous Declares Friday as "ISIS Trolling Day"

Internet hacktivist group Anonymous has declared Friday, December 11 as "ISIS Trolling Day." The group posted a message asking everyone, including people who are not affiliated with ISIS, to "troll" ISIS by calling them "Daesh" (an insulting term for the group) and "Daeshbags." A person is a "troll" when they deliberately provoke and harass another person, or in this case, group.

In an online message, Anonymous asked people to mock ISIS, or "Daesh" as it is also known in the West (a derogatory term for the group) online as part of its "Operation ISIS" campaign.

"We ask you to show your support and help against ISIS by joining us and trolling them // do not think you have to be part of Anonymous, anyone can do this and does not require special skills."

"We ask you to take part of this on Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Youtube //In the "Real World," the post on file-sharing website Ghostbin added.

Anonymous declared "war" on ISIS after the attack in Paris on November 13. ISIS has responded by calling them "idiots." Anonymous explained that "ISIS Trolling Day" is meant to show ISIS that the world will not be scared by them and that their views are in the extreme minority.

"And that is the goal of this mass uprising, on December 11th we will show them that we are not afraid, we will not just hide in our fear, we are the majority and with our strength in numbers we can make a real difference. We will mock them for the idiots they are."