Several Islamic websites Blocked By Group XP

Several Shia websites, including Sistani’s official website http://www.sistani.org, were blocked by an extremist group who call themselves Group XP.

It was the most serious cyber attack of its kind over the past few years in pursuit of a sectarian aim.

http://www.sistani.net was also hacked but now it redirects to http://www.al-sistani.ir which seems to be working properly.

They have posted a youtube video which begins with Bill Maher’s mockery of Sistani and then cuts to an audio of Sistani’s (and Khoei’s) fatwas on sex.

The semiofficial Fars news agency said the hackers were based in the United Arab Emirates and blocked access to 300 sites.

For Visiting Grand Ayatullah’s website now please vsit.

http://www.al-sistani.ir or http://66.230.195.121

Imam Ja’far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq (A) has said: “A Nasib is not one who bears enmity to us the Ahl al-Bayt, since you will never find a person who says that I hate Muhammad and the family of Muhammad. Rather, a Nasib is a person who is openly hostile to you since he knows that you follow us (the Ahl al-Bayt) and (since he knows) that you are of our Shi`a.”

Thawaab al-Amaal by Shaykh Saduq’

Crooks and Liars.com says The defaced site could well be a guerrilla marketing stunt to promote Maher’s new mockumentary “Religulous,” a scathing dissertation on faith that opens in theaters Oct. 3.

Key Iranian Shiite religious figure Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi condemned the attacks.”Fanatical Wahhabis do not want the voice of Shiite officials to reach the world,” Fars quoted him as saying

A group of Shi’ite lawyers has filed a lawsuit against Sheikh Al-Qaradhawi in a Doha court following his attacks on the Shi’a. The attorneys called for him to be stripped of his Qatari citizenship and expelled from the country because his statements incite to civil war.

Sources: Al-Misryoon, Egypt, September 22, 2008;.

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