BAGHDAD, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- The website of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was attacked by hackers Saturday, slamming him as tyrant amid continuing protests by the Sunni Arabs.
The attackers, named "TeaM KuWaiT HaCkErS", hit Maliki's official website and posted a picture showing two women in black weeping for their sons who were arrested by Iraqi security forces.
The picture is familiar on local media recently as many television channels and newspapers are busy with covering the protests by the Sunni community who accuse the Shiite-led government of marginalizing them.
The hackers said in their post that Maliki is similar to Syria' s President Bashar al-Assad, who is a member of the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.
"Do you want to be like Bashar al-Assad. Bashar is finished and victory is close by God's will. May God help Iraqis against the regime of tyranny," the hackers said on the page.
The hackers' page remained for several hours on Maliki's website and later was blocked by the directors of the website.
This is the second time for Maliki's website being attacked in less than a month.
About a month ago, the Sunni Arabs started their massive protests in the Sunni province of Anbar and quickly spread in the cities of the Sunni provinces of Nineveh, Kirkuk, Salahudin and Diyala, as well as in Baghdad's Sunni districts.
The angry protesters complained about injustice and marginalization and claimed that the Shiite-led Iraqi security forces were indiscriminately arresting their sons and torturing them.
Maliki responded to the protests by releasing hundreds of detainees, but he insisted that his concession would only include what he described as "legitimate demands."