Anonymous Turns Its Sights to Donald Trump With OpTrump: ‘You Can Be Sure…’
The activist hacking group Anonymous has turned its attention to Republican frontrunner Donald Trump after taking issue with his recent proposal to ban Muslims from entering America.
“Donald Trump, it has come to our attention that you want to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. This policy is going to have a huge impact. This is what ISIS wants. The more Muslims feel sad the more ISIS feels they can recruit them,” a masked member of the group said in a recent video.
“The more the United States appears to be targeting Muslims, not just radical Muslims you can be sure ISIS will be putting that on their social media campaign.”
“Donald Trump, think twice before you speak anything. You have been warned,” the figure added.
Following the video, the group said it was targeting the website for the famed Trump Tower in New York, where Trump often spends time when he’s in the city.
The website was down for several hours on December 10 and again on Friday morning.
The take-down of the website was “a statement against racism and hatred,” the group said via Twitter.
Trump Towers NY site taken down as statement against racism and hatred. https://t.co/n5ftLrOs1P (what you see is cloudflare offline backup)
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) December 11, 2015
Anonymous has primarily been engaged recently in widespread hacking efforts against ISIS, the terror group also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, and Daesh.
But Trump’s comments turned part of the group toward the GOP candidate.
Trump has received backlash after proposing to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States, but has stood by his proposal.