Russia Wants Nothing to Do With "The Daily Stormer' Either"

Joanna Estrada
Августа 17, 2017

The infamous neo-Nazi website was almost driven offline for mocking a demonstrator killed Saturday while protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, but reemerged Wednesday at a new address - dailystormer.ru - after being blacklisted by both GoDaddy and Google's domain registration services. "But the First Amendment does not license defamation".

Cloudflare's decision exposes The Daily Stormer to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks by cyber attackers, whom Prince allege contacted Cloudfare, telling the company to stop protecting the site so that they could attack it. Cyber attackers execute DDoS attacks by flooding a target with traffic via multiple systems to deny it service.

The suit claims that the article's defamatory statements were meant to incite violence against Obeidallah, citing other alleged examples of Daily Stormer readers who did just that, including Dylann Roof, who read the site before killing black churchgoers in SC.

Obeidallah, a comedian and Daily Beast columnist, told the Associated Press he received death threats after the article was published. Google then yanked the address as well, citing a violation of its terms of service. It seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, says the Daily Stormer spreads "anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism, primarily through guttural hyperbole and epithet-laden stories about topics like alleged Jewish world control and black-on-white crime".

The Daily Stormer moved to a Russian domain on Wednesday but was no longer accessible there later in the day.

The Daily Stormer also was sued in April by a Montana woman for orchestrating an anti-Semitic trolling campaign against her family. Obeidallah is represented by Muslim Advocates, a national legal and educational organization based in Oakland, California.

Subodh Chandra, a Cleveland attorney who is part of a team representing Obeidallah, said while Obeidallah is seeking a money judgment and for the article to be removed, part of the discovery process for the lawsuit will likely involve information about The Daily Stormer's assets. They said they looked for him at four addresses in Franklin County, Ohio, where he apparently has connections.

"I've defended anti-Muslim figures that put up posters in New York City that demonize Muslims".

As evidence, the article's author and The Daily Stormer's publisher, Andrew Anglin of Worthington, posted a series of pictures of supposed tweets from Obeidallah. The site, which promotes white supremacism and nationalism, features sections called the "Jewish problem" and "race war".

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