|Anonymous Tunisia released a video detailing the group's attacks on the Islamist Ennahda.|
Anonymous: "We are not against religion, for we are Muslims, but we stand for freedom in our country."
- The Tunisian branch of Anonymous launched an attack against several Islamic websites
Hackers calling themselves "Anonymous Tunisia" recently broke into the personal email of Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, releasing thousands of messages allegedly belonging to the head of government.
The April 8th attack, dubbed "Operation Tunisia Back" by the hackers, was announced on social media sites and YouTube. The group leaked 2,725 emails belonging to the head of government and other prominent Ennahda members. The breach came just a month after a series of piracy acts targeting Islamist websites in Tunisia reports Magharebia News.
"Anonymous Tunisia" hacks Islamists
The leaked documents included an email from Jebali to the Turkish Embassy containing an attachment with the biography of Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalem and a message from a member of Ennahda to Jebali saying Tunisians could vote twice in elections, once abroad and once in Tunisia. Other messages included financial transactions, bank accounts and correspondence with some foreign ambassadors.
"We decided to publish classified documents of the Ennahda Movement, including personal email addresses, telephone numbers and bank transactions, in addition to financial receipts from during the movement's election campaign," Anonymous said in an April 8th audio message posted online.
Ameur Arayadh, chairman of the party's political bureau, denounced the piracy operation against Islamists, saying that the practices were immoral and contrary to all laws and values.
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"In any case, Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali is a public figure and has nothing to hide," he added.
Last month, the Tunisian branch of Anonymous launched an attack against several Islamic websites, including the Ennahda Party page and the website of Hizb ut-Tahrir, which calls for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate.
"We are not against religion, for we are Muslims, but we stand for freedom in our country," the hackers said in a message posted on social networking sites.
Anonymous is one of the largest groups of internet activists and hackers, consisting of members from across the globe who co-ordinate their activities through social networking sites. The group has no leader or hierarchy but operates under a common set of principles and logo.
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