A group of hackers have allegedly taken down Charlie Hebdo website, a French satirical weekly magazine, which published on Wednesday cartoons of Prophet Mohammad.
A group of Pakistani hackers called "Guardian of Honor of Prophet SAW" claimed responsibility for today's attack on Charlie Hebdo official website: http://www.charliehebdo.fr.
The hackers said the publication of caricatures of the Prophet prompted the attack.
At 12pm GMT the website was still inaccessible.
A member of "Guardian of Honor of Prophet SAW" said in a statement:
The movement has begun, it will rise from heart of every Muslim regardless of age, color, cast and creed, with an aim to preach the masses that Freedom of Speech for hurting the sentiments of Muslims across the world is simply not acceptable.
Dual standards are evidently shown when the free speech is about holocaust but the world least care when they put blasphemous contents about our Prophet SAW.
We will fight till our last drop of blood. We don’t promote violence, instead we peacefully put the down the website that had posted blasphemous content today.
We are ready to close down any blasphemous content published by any group using sophisticated TCP SYN attacks.
This move also shows the world that Muslims can protest in a more peaceful and technological way, instead of killing innocent people.
The French government speaks about freedom of speech, where was the freedom of speech and religion, when they banned Burqa and hijab in france?
We just demand justice for the hypocrisy that’s going on in the name of ‘freedom of speech’, If the government is not taking any action against so called blatant freedom of speech, We will do whatever is necessary to stop the blasphemous content of our holy prophet, and the whole Muslim Ummah is behind us.