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Anonymous are back, will fight against Westboro Baptist Church and their plan for a Newtown school shooting picket

Anonymous plan to fight against Westboro Baptist Church, who are planning a picket for the Newtown S

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 16, 2012 at 9:31 pm CST (1 min, 7 secs time to read)

I'm sure by now you've read about the very, very sad tragedy in the US with the Newtown school shooting - but it looks like Anonymous are back because of it.

Anonymous are back, will fight against Westboro Baptist Church and their plan for a Newtown school shooting picket | TweakTown.com

Westboro Baptist Church are known for their hateful way of pushing their beliefs, even going as far as doing so at funerals. The WBC have shown up at funerals of veterans and other venues to try and convert grieving families with their anti-gay message. The group says that, and wait for it - the world's tragedies are linked to homosexuality and a so-called "homosexual agenda". The WBC announced they planned a picket at the Sandy Hook Elementary School after the shooting spree killing 26 children and teachers.

Anonymous splashed back by dumping personal information of WBC members which included phone numbers and home addresses. The hacker collective also released a new video talking about the WBC, where they said "from time to time you have received this message, our attack protocol has past been executed and your downfall is underway".

Anonymous has also gone the legal way, publicizing a petition to the White House that asks for the WBC to be legally recognized as a hate group. Considering the WBC think that "God sent the shooter" to Newtown, that in itself should have some media attention as a hate group.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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