HACK ATTACK

Catalyst June Issue 2005, Front Page

On Sunday, May 8, the Catholic League was bombarded with phone calls informing us that someone was able to “hack” into our website, replacing our homepage with a vile statement. Apparently, it was the work of Islamic extremists.

The heart of what was said was as follows: “F— BUSH – F— SHARON — FREE PALESTINE — FREE IRAQ”

The following inscription was also made: “Morocco RuleZ—Greetz [sic]: ALL Palestnian people [sic] – Ben_laden [sic] -sadam [sic]- ch33ta -Mianwalian – mani 1 – [code] - nEt^DeViL & all Moroccan Hackerz" [sic]

The day before our site was hacked, there was an article in the New York Post about the new movie, "Kingdom of Heaven." In it, William Donohue 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."

We contacted the New York City police and the FBI about this matter. Donohue also released the following comment to the press:

"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."


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Written by Bill