Anonymous Hackers Hijack Ugandan PM’s Website To Protest Anti-Gay Politics


The rascally hacker collective Anonymous went after Ugandan Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi's website this week to protest the government's egregious homophobia.

In one action, they posted a formal apology to LGBT people "from" Mbabazi. It reads, "We have got to expel the narrow mindedness from this country, and begin afresh, starting with a full and formal apology to all homosexuals living in Uganda today." (Click image to pop-out.) Anonymous also left a message on the site saying the prime minister's "violations of the rights of LGBT people have disgusted us."

"ALL people have the right to live in dignity free from the repression of someone else's political and religious beliefs. You should be PROUD of your LGBT citizens, because they clearly have more balls than you will ever have," they wrote.

The group also left an explanatory message about the incident at Pastebin:

Today's hack and deface of the Ugandan Prime Minister's site was the latest in a long list of actions against the government and infrastructure of Uganda for crimes against LGBT people.
We currently have full control of the President of Uganda's website.
We will not stand by while LGBT Ugandans are victimized, abused and murdered by a ruthless and corrupt government. #TheEliteSociety and #Anonymous will continue to target Ugandan government sites and communications until the government of Uganda treats all people including LGBT equally and with respect, dignity and immediately ends the arrest and harassment of LGBT.

While the Ugandan government has since reprogrammed Mbabazi's virtual digs, Anonymous' high profile should shed a harsher light on their draconian behavior, including police raids to roundup gay people and revived legislative efforts looking to make homosexuality punishable by death. And there's no overwriting that kind of negative publicity.


  1. ? says

    Oh, please! Anonymous IS the government operating under a different guise. By “hacking” corporate and government sites, what’s that gonna lead to? A reason for the government to initiate control and censorship of the internet. Wake up you pathetic liberal fools. The joke’s on YOU.

  2. Wdeanis says

    @? Yes, 1984 was a good book and sometimes it’s fun to think up conspiracy theories, but does a group of socially-minded Internet super-users really seem so inconceivable that you have to come up with comments like that? Telling unsubstantiated stories and deeming everyone who has yet to counter you a “pathetic liberal fool” makes you seem reasonable.

  3. AERES says

    Definitely appreciate the support – but – isn’t this tantamount to holding the Ugandan gov’t web infrastructure hostage? And is that really the best way to win people over to your argument/cause?

    Don’t get me wrong, I definitely enjoy seeing this, but I don’t see how approaching the issue in such a manner really creates the change being sought.

  4. Mike says

    The CIA is Anonymous, Christians work for the CIA, their job is propaganda, they use psychological warfare on their enemies and their own people. One of many examples is the time the CIA gave syphilis to blacks in America and other countries, today they give them AIDS. They keep people confused and down and stupid so they can control you.

  5. Worst nightmare says

    I do believe Anonymous is the government its self. If they wanted to make a difference so bad they wouldn’t hack the FBI or CIA. They wouldn’t worry about petty stuff like gay marriage or that guy from Wiki-leaks. They would be going after the federal reserve. Cutting the head off the snake, eventually the snake will die. The problem is people are being blinded by stories like these. Wiki-leaks, Anonymous, the attack on the world trade center are all just distractions.If you want to be happy destroy the privately owned federal reserve

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