Muslims Hack Christian Facebook Group

Our church uses Facebook to advertise details for meetings and event. I was already concerned to hear that Facebook claims copyright on all media posted on there but now, just when I thought I was coming to terms with that I read the news below.

Muslims attacked an internet group of more than 300,000 Christians on Facebook recently prompting thousands to leave the group.

Islamic hackers altered the group’s name from “Christians on Facebook” to “La ilaha illallahu Muhammadur Rasulullah”, which means “There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the messenger of Allah,” reports TG Daily, a technology news website. The group’s name changed several times throughout the day but ended by displaying in English “There is No God but ALLAH; Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”

I wonder what would happen if a Christian hacked into a Muslim site and posted the words of Jesus in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

The photo that identifies the group was also changed to “Shahadah”, Islam’s declaration of faith.

A snapshot taken via Google showed the original image as a cross and the description of the group invited Christians from all denominations and welcomed non-Christians “with open arms”.

Following the hack, applications to post messages were shut down and sections were replaced with core beliefs of Islam. The administrator names were also deleted and replaced by a user going by the name of “Sarah Ha”.

Perhaps I should check on our Facebook? Oh yes, just remembered, I don’t have a Facebook account, I have a life!

Thanks to the Christian Institute for this.

2 thoughts on “Muslims Hack Christian Facebook Group

  1. Sorry John, that is a myth. Facebook abandoned their recent changes but their previously existing small print is still in force:

    “By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide licence (with the right to sublicence) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorise sublicences of the foregoing.”

    Most people had not read the terms and conditions until the recent incident.

    http://www.facebook.com/terms.php

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