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Hacker sends Zahle’s population a bizarre message

The hacked website of Zahle municipality

BEIRUT: Zahle’s municipality website was hacked Tuesday, with the hacker, who claimed to be a Saudi national, leaving a bizarrely worded message to the local population.

The hacker posted a photo of an Islamic preacher with the following message: “Welcome my brothers and my brothers Yes I would like to say to you that your religion is the religion of Mistake infidelity and treachery!”

He went on to add that “The religion of Islam is the religion of truth and peace And these are advice to you.”

While the message does not mention Christianity or any other religion directly, Zahle is a predominately Greek Catholic city located in the central Bekaa region.

Writing in Comic Sans font, the self-declared ‘HaCkBoy501’ invited “non-Muslims of all sects” to visit a site called ‘The key to Islam.’ The hacker also linked to his Twitter page, with the profile saying he is a normal 21-year-old named Hamad, who is interested in gaming. The profile's location is listed as KSA.

 

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