A neo-Nazi publication in the US is calling for the harassment of all Twitter users who have expressed dismay at the election of Donald Trump to the White House.
According to Newsweek, the frontpage of the Daily Stormer has a photo of the president-elect, his wife, Melania Trump, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Attached is a post written by the site’s publisher, Andrew Anglin.
‘You should probably go ahead and be afraid now,’ Anglin writes.
The article suggests readers ‘can troll these people and definitely get some of them to kill themselves.’ Several of the tweets referred to expressed concern over the fate of women, the LGBTI community, and people of color once the Republican starts his term next year.
The site added did not support the harming of individuals.
‘We here at the Daily Stormer are opposed to violence.’
Violence and threats have been reported ever since the Republican beat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In upstate New York, two rainbow flags were burned. A website, called Why We Are Afraid, has been created to report incidents of intimidation since the election.
The Log Cabin Republicans, a gay political group, insist they have the ear of Trump’s transition team. However, the candidate has selected John Kenneth ‘Ken’ Blackwell, Ohio’s former Secretary of State, to help work on domestic issues.
In a 2006 interview, Blackwell compared LGBTI people to kleptomaniacs and arsonists. He’s associated with the Family Research Council, which opposes, and lobbies, against same-sex marriage, civil partnerships, gay couples’ right to adopt, abortion rights, divorce, and pornography.