NEW YORK, Ny. – The hacktivist collective known as Anonymous has released a cache of internal documents and emails between Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and high-ranking members of his company’s loss prevention team. The leaked documents detail efforts to systematically ‘purge’ the Trump Organization’s U.S.-based hotels and resorts of its Muslim staff, effectively making them ‘Muslim-free zones.’
Dating as far back as July of 2015, the documents reveal a vast intelligence network within the Trump Organization’s Loss Prevention Department operating independently of the corporate command structure and reporting directly, and often in secret, to Mr. Trump. Loss prevention agents working under Mr. Trump’s direction have amassed a detailed database containing the name, address, and marital status of every Muslim employed by the Trump Organization.
In addition, the database contains similar information relating to each employee’s “frequent contacts,” which include immediate family members, relatives, and acquaintances. A separate list within the database contains the names and addresses of nearly three thousand employees who are described as “Suspected Muslims,” meaning their religious beliefs have not been confirmed by Loss Prevention agents but “observed statements and behavioral factors” indicate they could identify as Muslims.
A packet of documents dated November 3, 2015, and marked “confidential” includes a draft of an email purportedly notifying employees of an upcoming “all expenses paid mandatory corporate retreat.” Advertised as a “family friendly event,” the retreat is set for the weekend of January 23rd in Nevada. “At the personal request of Mr. Donald Trump himself,” the draft reads, “employees are highly encouraged to bring their families along for the fun. Participate in a series of team building exercises designed for the whole family and enter for your chance to win a host of exciting prizes including an all expenses-included, week-long, paid vacation to the destination of your choice!”
Pending editorial approval, the invitation is scheduled to be sent en masse on December 22nd to the email addresses associated with every employee listed in the secretive Loss Prevention database. A second encrypted file included in the packet contains aerial photographs of two locations believed to be in the Mojave Desert. Labeled “Location 1” and “Location 2,” the photographs at first glance, are nearly identical.
The desert terrain in each image is barren save for what appears to be a recently constructed asphalt landing strip. The sheer size of the runways seems to indicate they are each capable of accommodating several commercial sized aircraft. Roughly one hundred yards away from each landing strip are two football field-sized excavation pits. The purpose of the pits is not explained in the documents but an accompanying scanned copy of a handwritten receipt confirms the delivery of four industrial waste incinerators and thirty tons of potassium hydroxide, or lye, a chemical often used in the disposal of human corpses.
A new poll released Saturday shows Texas Senator Ted Cruz has jumped to 31% in Iowa, gaining a ten point lead over Donald Trump who, until this weekend, held a firm grip on his position as the GOP’s frontrunner. Trump came under fire from both sides of the aisle last week following statements he made calling for a ban on Muslims entering the United States. Mr. Trump continues to stand by his remarks, saying the ban is necessary due to security concerns and has nothing to do with religion.