Campaigners claiming to be part of the hacking protest group Anonymous have published contact details of senior English Defence League members online, after posting a video vowing to bring down the organisation, it has been reported.
In a video posted on YouTube the group condemns the EDL for using the death of Drummer Lee Rigby as an "another excuse to further spread your campaign of hate, bigotry, and misinformation" before announcing "Operation EDL".
Drummer Rigby was hacked to death near Woolwich barracks in south east London last Wednesday.
A list of what were said to be mobile phone numbers for senior named EDL figures were published online yesterday evening along with addresses of what were said to be donors to the group, the Guardian reported.
The video was posted by IWill Object under the title 'A Message from Anonymous UK to the English Defence League'.
"Under the guise of national pride you have instigated crimes against the innocent and incited the subjugation of Muslims," the message continues.
"We will not allow your injustices, your lies, and your stupidity, to further radicalize our youth into fearing and despising their fellow man."
The menacing warning concludes: "In this operation, we will begin the systematic and comprehensive decimation of your cult.
"We will further expose your falsities and your attempts to censor, to your members, to the British public, and to the world as a whole.
"You will fall, we can say this with complete confidence."
About 1,000 protesters joined an EDL march to Downing Street on Monday, chanting "Muslim killers off our streets" and "There's only one Lee Rigby" in tribute to the soldier killed in Woolwich last week.
Four men have since been charged with various offences.
A massive police presence kept them apart from a smaller group of anti-fascist activists, with officers making 13 arrests in total.
THE ANONYMOUS STATEMENT IN FULL
Good morning members, and leaders of the English Defense League.
We are Anonymous UK. We have been patiently observing your organisation, as you have inflated, indoctrinating our young with your criminal mindset.
You have capitalized on the misfortunes of our peoples, taking advantage of moments of fear, of terror, and of reconciliation, to spread hatred and animosity towards your fellow man.
Your constant belligerence, like a pack of raving ignoramuses, furthering only bigotry and segregation.
You have angered us considerably, and summoned our wrath irrevocably.
Last week, an innocent Drummer, Lee Rigby, lost his life at the hands of two vile and demented human beings in the most horrific, and heinous manner ever witnessed on the streets of Britain.
This villainous public display has thrown the United Kingdom into mourning; every community, and every congregation, extending their deepest condolences.
You however, have used this as another excuse to further spread your campaign of hate, bigotry, and misinformation. Under the guise of national pride you have instigated crimes against the innocent and incited the subjugation of Muslims. We will not allow your injustices, your lies, and your stupidity, to further radicalize our youth into fearing and despising their fellow man.
Our people are desperate for hope, in a hopeless society where our own government neglects us, where society has fails us, it is only natural to seek a relatable change maker. This sort of desperation, this quest for feeling of worth, is what you have taken advantage of.
In this operation, we will begin the systematic and comprehensive dissemination of your cult. We will further expose your falsities and your attempts to censor, to your members, to the British public, and to the world as a whole. You will fall, we can say this with complete confidence. We are everywhere, you cannot hide, you cannot win We are the voices of all and the voice of one. It will not happen over night, but we WILL be victorious.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.