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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Crusaders AC change club singlet due to Islamic threat

Crusaders AC in Dublin have had their website hacked twice recently by someone purporting to be from Islamic State. The issue concerned the name and club logo and its supposed connection to the crusades of the Middle Ages.

In a recent e-mail to members, the club said..."As some of you may or may not have heard, our website was hacked (twice) by persons unknown purporting to be from Islamic State and threatening messages sent to us.

The second attack pretty much wiped the site out. The committee has a responsibility to discuss and take measures to protect the club and a lot of time and energy was spent trying to figure out how best to deal with this

Threats have to be taken seriously and although any real danger is unlikely, it was decided that as an interim measure and as a compromise to some views in the committee to temporarily suspend the use of the cross logo until the proposal could be put to the members at the AGM."


More on the Irish Independent website.

2 comments:

Brian Leahy said...

Letting terrorists win.

If you're that sensitive, maybe don't have a club named after holy soldiers who caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.

Liam Lyster said...

This was done without the authority of the general membership.
Many of the members are outraged by this decision and will continiue to wear the original singlet.