- The Washington Times - Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hacking collective Anonymous said the Islamic State terrorist group is planning to launch more attacks in Paris, the U.S., Indonesia, Italy and Lebanon on Sunday.

OpParisIntel, the Anonymous campaign against the Islamic State online, released a statement Saturday saying it had uncovered information regarding new terror plots “on Paris and the world” scheduled for Sunday Nov. 22.

The group also warned the Islamic State may be planning an attack at the WWE Survivor Series event set to take place in the Philips Area in Atlanta on Sunday night.

In a statement Saturday, the FBI said it was aware of the alleged threat and was taking the matter seriously.

“We have … made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law-enforcement and private-sector partners to keep our community safe,” the FBI said.

The group said it submitted the information to official authorities around the world days ago in its statement, first reported by the International Business Times.

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“They have it and it is their responsibility to do something with it. But because they have not done anything with it yet and it’s almost the 22nd, we have taken matters into our own hands,” the group said.

“We only take the responsibility of warning civilians (in case the authorities do not act well enough),” the statement said.

Anonymous warned against attending events with large crowds, especially church services, but said “the risk of any churches outside Paris/France being targeted is low.”

The group published a list of potential targets, including:

-Cigales Electroniques with Vocodecks, RE-Play & Rawtor at Le Bizen (Paris)

-Concrete Invites Drumcode: Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Joel Mull at Concrete (Paris)

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-Demonstration by Collectif du Droit des Femmes (Paris)

-Feast of Christ the King celebrations (Rome/Worldwide)

-Al-Jihad, One Day One Juz (Indonesia)

-Five Finger Death Punch (Milan)

-University Pastoral Day (Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon)

“The goal is to make sure the whole world, or at least the people going to these events, know that there have been threats and that there is possibility of an attack to happen,” the group said in the statement. “Another goal is to make sure Daesh knows that the world knows and cancels the attacks, which will disorientate them for a while.”

• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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