Over the weekend, the Catholic League website was hacked, apparently by Islamic extremists. The homepage of the league’s website, which has not been fixed yet, says the following:
PRI[11 was here
F— BUSH – F— SHARON
FREE PALESTINE – FREE IRAQ
Greetz [sic]: ALL Palestnian people [sic] – Ben_laden [sic] – sadam [sic] – ch33ta –Mianwalian – mani 1 – [code] – nEt^DeViL & all Moroccan Hackerz [sic]
Catholic League president William Donohue responded as follows:
“On Saturday, Andy Soltis and Richard Johnson of the New York Post wrote an article about the new movie, ‘Kingdom of Heaven.’ In it, I was quoted as saying, ‘It is a matter of historical record that Muslim violence—in the form of a jihad—was responsible for Christians striking back, hence the Crusades. Yet in the film, it is the Christians who are the bad guys. This is on the order of doing a movie on the Warsaw Ghetto and blaming the Jews for all the violence.’ The next day, my cell phone was ringing off the hook alerting me to what happened to our website.
“We have contacted the New York City police and the FBI about this matter.
“I really can’t stand dealing with illiterates. If these jerks can spell Palestine correctly, why can’t they spell Palestinian people correctly? And I’m not so sure that bin Laden and Saddam would care to know that their names have been misspelled.”