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Chatham Town Football Club's website has apparently been hacked by extremists.
Supporters of Chatham Football Club visiting their team's site today were greeted with the message: Where is the security? and 'I am not Charlie' - a reference to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris earlier this month.
The message, purporting to be from Abdellah Elmagrhibi goes onto state that he is not a terrorist and is "proud to be Muslim".
It adds: "A little respect for other religions," and "Allah is One."
The club had to take down its website and posted a tweet apologising for its unavailability ahead of the game at Tilbury in the Ryman League Division 1 today.
Thousands of French websites were hit by cyber attacks in the wake of the Paris shootings, but hackers have also set their sights on websites in other western countries.
Hacking group Anonymous were the first to call for cyber attacks, declaring war on Islamic terrorists, but their efforts were swiftly followed by pro-muslim hackers.
Last year it emerged that a mother from Chatham had joined Islamic State jihadists and was trying to lure young women to Syria, online.
Sally Jones and her 10-year-old son, renamed Hamza, moved to the middle East in 2013.
She now lives in Raqqa, Syria, where public beheadings and crucifixions have been carried out. She had previously called Britain and America “terrorist” nations and said she had become militant in response to the two nations’ killing of Muslims.
Jones is said to have once fronted an all-girl rock band in the 1990s and previously had an interest in black magic and witchcraft.
Former neighbours in Chatham have spoken of her chaotic lifestyle, describing her as a “nightmare” who was always screaming and shouting and had previously believed she was a witch.
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