Nut Jobs Come In All Flavors
Which one of the Right Wing Nut Jobs above do you think said the following?
“I was getting more and more into politics, I started researching deeper into stuff like the Free Masons, Illuminati, The Committee of 300, etc. It made me angry, it changed the way I lived my life and the way I saw the world.”
Who did you guess? There’s Ted Cruz, Alex Jones and Rand Paul in the picture, any one of them could have said it. Conspiracy theories involving the Free Masons or Illuminati or Jews are a staple in the belief systems of many members of the Tea Party and Christian Fundamentalists. It could have been said by any member of the John Birch Society, militia group or dooms day prepper. Many Conservatives believe there’s a New World Order boogeyman sleeping under their bed.
But the statement was actually taken from a 2012 interview with the guy in the upper right hand corner of the picture. That’s @TriCK aka Junaid Hussain, well known Hacker and member of TeamP0ison. Junaid dug himself way too deep a rabbit hole and ended up running off to Iran to join ISIS.
Hussain was killed in a drone strike in August of this year. At that time he was alleged to be number 3 on the pentagon’s hit list. In early November, the Cyber Caliphate hacked thousand of Twitter accounts in retaliation for Hussain’s death.
The moral of this story is that Right Wing Nut Jobs are pretty much the same whatever their ethnicity or religion might be.
A longer excerpt of the interview is below along with a link to the original article.
TriCk: When I was 15, I became political – it started from watching videos of children getting killed in countries like Kashmir & Palestine. I wanted to know why this was happening and who was doing it, there was loads of questions in my head.
I browsed the net, read books, watched documentaries etc. I was getting more and more into politics, I started researching deeper into stuff like the Free Masons, Illuminati, The Committee of 300, etc.
It made me angry, it changed the way I lived my life and the way I saw the world. I then started using hacking as my form of medium by defacing sites to raise awareness of issues around the world and to “bully” corrupt organizations and embarrass them via leaks etc., which is how I got into hacktivism.
Link to original article