Was a Five Finger Death Punch Gig Targeted by Terrorists?

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As the world continues to deal with the horror and grief of the November 13th massacre at the Eagles of Death Metal gig in Paris, there are rumours that similarly-minded psychopaths are targeting other concerts–soft targets with hundreds and potentially thousands of victims.

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OpsParisIntel, a sub-group of Anonymous, says it uncovered planned attacks for Sunday (November 22) in the US, Italy, Indonesia and Lebanon. Among the targets are the WWE Survivor Series in Atlanta and a Five Finger Death Punch show in Milan.

While the original message has been removed from the document/info dumping site PasteBin, the group (whoever they are) have this to say:

Our project is over, we have reached our goal: Warning the right authorities

There is no more need to share this link, if the authorities do their job well (which we hope they will). To prevent more “fear” from being spread we have therefore removed all our tweets except for this one. Today we trust you for once, authorities.
Because the authorities didn’t pay attention we took to the web and warned civilians, who helped us reach the authorities AND Daesh. Daesh now knows that we are after them and that we know their threats and possible plans, we wish the authorities good luck in catching and preventing their actions.
We wanted the authorities to know about this as quickly as possible so that we could prevent too much attention being drawn to our account (which is why we it shut down, it was about getting the intel to them, not about us getting attention), we thank those who helped us inform the authorities. We stand by our motto for this project: Better safe than sorry.
You can read more about the original warning here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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