White Supremacist Actions Denounced

Two groups denounced Identity Evropa, a white supremacist group posting of fliers in multiple Central New Jersey towns. Both statements lay blame on President Donald Trump. The New Jersey Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) and the Somerset County Democratic Committee issued statements today.  “The promotion of a racist and white supremacist group should not be tolerated in our communities,” James Sues, executive director of CAIR-NJ, said in the release. “These fliers are a symptom of the spread of white supremacist ideology nationwide that has occurred under the Trump administration. While we condemn the distribution of these fliers, we also stand with the local residents who took action to reject Identity Evropa’s presence in our state.” “The Somerset County Democratic Committee is outraged at the racist flyers posted in our County,” SCDC Executive Director Max Blum said in the release. “Although the flyer does not mention the President, it is his incendiary, divisive, racist statements that have given voice to these white supremacists.” The SCDC’s release said Trump’s unwillingness to denounce the Charlottesville neo-Nazis has encouraged and normalized public displays of bigotry. “We call upon our Republican elected officials to do more than pass toothless resolutions and to take steps to stop this behavior,” Blum said in the release. “Our First Amendment does not protect hate speech.” According to Bridgewater resident Stacey Friedlander, a member of the “Not In Our Town – Bridgewater/Raritan” Facebook group posted a photo Saturday of a utility pole near Route 202/206 and Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster with the Identity Evropa poster.

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