(LOS ANGELES, CA – 3/3/2020) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today condemned white supremacist stickers posted on the campus of Chapman University in Orange.
According to the Daily Panther’s Facebook page, stickers belonging to the white-supremacist group Patriot Front were found on campus this morning. The student newspaper reported this is the third time Patriot Front has distributed propaganda on the campus.
Today’s distribution targeted materials that supported Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
READ: Campus hit with white supremacist propaganda again
On Aug. 26 – the first day of fall classes – flyers belonging to white-supremacist group Patriot Front were found on top of posters promoting the semester-long program examining border issues. Stickers were also found on-campus on busts of Abraham Lincoln and former Mexican president Benito Juarez.
The flyers bore the phrase, “Not stolen, conquered,” with a link to the group’s website. Patriot Front broke off from white supremacist group Vanguard America after the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Patriot Front supports white supremacy, antisemitism, fascism and a white supremacist version of American nationalism.
In a statement, CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush said:
“White supremacy, xenophobia and intolerance have no place in America, especially not in institutions of higher learning. This group has nothing to do with patriotism and only serves as a front for bigotry. We call for all persons of conscience to stand in solidarity with targeted minorities and against the actions of bigots who violate our nation’s long-standing principles of religious tolerance and inclusion.”
Ayloush urged community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR-LA’s Civil Rights Department at 714-776-1177 or by filing a report at: https://bit.ly/2L9Ezsw.
CAIR-LA is Southern California’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice and empower American Muslims.
CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Manager Eugene W. Fields, 714-851-4851 or firstname.lastname@example.org