::UPDATE:: Five Finger Death Punch had released a statement on social media about postponing their upcoming show in Milan, Italy due to the rumored threats by ISIS, and not receiving enough confirmation for the safety of fans to satisfy the bands concerns. The statement is as follows:
As some of you may be aware, there were many rumors today that the Milan show on Sunday, November 22nd will be targeted in a next wave of terror attacks like we saw in Paris last week. We did our best in a very short amount of time to work with the local promoter and authorities to ensure that security would be adequate. Unfortunately, we did not receive confirmation in time to satisfy our requirements and to ensure that our fans would be safe at the event. Therefore, we were forced to postpone the show to a later date. Please stay tuned for more info.
Read the original article below.
International Business Times reports that the hacktivist group Anonymous has waged cyber war and uncovered details about several targets the Islamic State (ISIS) plans to attack on Sunday, Nov. 22. One of those targets is a Five Finger Death Punch concert to be held in Milan, Italy.
An Anonymous subgroup called OpParisIntel released a statement about the future attacks that they uncovered from many pro-Daesh accounts. According to the statement, the hackers have submitted proof of their findings to the appropriate authorities “days ago.” They also added that:
They have it and its 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.
This is a warning to anyone going to any of the events listed below or going to any event with a lot of people, church services included – but the risk of any churches outside Paris/France being targeted is low.
Other threats in the report include WWE Survivor Series at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, University Pastoral Day in Lebanon, Al-Jihad, One Day One Juz in Indonesia, The global Catholic Church celebrations of Feast of Christ the King and multiple targets in the French capital.
An Atlanta-based TV reporter Mark Winne stated that the FBI is taking the threat to the WWE event very seriously and will release a statement about the situation.
Along with the list of targets, Anonymous released the following statement:
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 a possibility of an attack to happen. Another goal is to make sure Daesh (Arabic for ISIS) knows that the world knows and cancels the attacks, which will disorientate them for a while.
International Business Times has spoken with Anonymous, and the collective said it has given its proof of the threats to the MI5 intelligence agency in the U.K., the CIA and FBI in the U.S., and the Australian government but will not release it publicly.