Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Editor of Kosovo newspaper suspects Islamic radicals hacked the paper's web site

Editor & Publisher via AP:

The editor of a Kosovo newspaper says he suspects that Islamist radicals attacked the paper's Web site because it reported on the trial of a Kosovo Albanian accused in the U.S. of plotting terrorist acts.

Berat Buzhala says the Web site of the daily Express was blocked for 10 hours early Tuesday and hackers left a warning to "stop ridiculing" Islam. Buzhala says the incident has been reported to the authorities.

Express covered the trial of Hysen Sherifi, 24, a member of a group of seven terrorism suspects led by Daniel Patrick Boyd. Sherifi was the only non-U.S. citizen among the accused, who were arrested in North Carolina on suspicion of military style training and gearing up for a "violent jihad."


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