Anon battles Daesh or what?

Eine der nervigsten Meldungen nach den Anschlägen auf Paris war der „Anonymous declares War on [Daesh]“-Nonsense. Tatsächlich läuft #OPIsis bereits seit den Attacken auf Charlie Hebdo (und entstand mehr oder weniger aus der #OPCharlieHebdo) und beschränkt sich weitgehend auf die Identifizierung und „Takedowns“ von SocialMedia-Accounts von Daesh-Unterstützern. Ich halte nur sehr wenig davon und noch weniger von den eher ahnungslosen Medienberichten darüber.

anonInteressant ist nun allerdings die interne Debatte, die die Berichterstattung ausgelöst hat, an der Anon möglicherweise, ganz vielleicht, ein kleines bisschen wachsen kann. Beispielhaft hier die Argumente von Anondiscordian (die ich persönlich weitgehend teile):

#1 The name
I think we should oppose terrorism everywhere, but after the events in Paris Anonymous decided to create this operation because of the massive media attention it has been getting. This has nothing to do with stopping ISIS (didn't we already have Operation ISIS?) It's about stroking the ego of Anonymous in a desperate attempt to be relevant.

#2 The motives
Every time I jump in the channel for #OpParis and ask what their motives are, I either get the answer "I don't know yet" or "look at the topic" no one has thus far been able to personally explain the operation to me or what it is they want to achieve.

#3 Anonymous delivers
Under section #7 of the rules of the internet, it clearly states "Anonymous is still able to deliver" how exactly do they plan to stop an international terrorist organization that has been able to plot attacks regardless of the mass-spying by governments around the globe? Taking down their communications may disrupt valuable intelligence that can be used to track down these terrorists.

Und A Response to Discordian’s Thoughts on Operation Paris:

Discordian is also right to point out that #OpParis, and admittedly to some extend #OpISIS, may be a hindrance in some instances, disrupting vital intelligence. We have been happy to work with global intelligence agencies to provide them with the information we have gained by infiltrating jihadi networks. We should not be afraid to work with governments if our goals are aligned. #GhostSec has been successful in thwarting actual planned attacks. However, we urge anons to be cautious — don’t act recklessly. If you really want to fight Daesh, listen to Discordian and others, and act intelligently. Don’t make empty promises.

I must admit that, despite having been involved in #OpISIS for many months, perhaps Anonymous needs a wider debate on the subject. Many are sceptical about the motives of #OpISIS, and its effectiveness. I accept that, and welcome an open debate.

Wer gute, verlässliche und schnelle Infos zu Anonymous sucht, sollte Frau Gabriella Coleman auf Twitter folgen und ihr Buch Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous lesen, hier für lau beim Internet Archive.