Flier promoting purported N.J. white supremacist group spotted in New Dorp: Tired of the anti-white propagan – SILive.com

Posted By on November 21, 2019

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A sticker plastered to a pole at a busy New Dorp intersection promotes a New Jersey organization deemed by the Anti-Defamation League as a white supremacist group, which preaches that white people are an endangered species that needs to take action immediately.

Since 2018, fliers promoting New Jersey European Heritage Association (NJEHA) have been spotted in Freehold, North Bergen, on the campus of Princeton University and now in a commercial area of Staten Island. The flier spotted Monday at the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Tysens Lane, near the New Dorp Plaza, reads: "Tired of the anti-white propaganda?

NJEHA also has organized and participated in white supremacist rallies and demonstrations, including in November 2018, when members reportedly walked around the town of Princeton carrying Its okay to be white posters with duct tape covering their mouths to symbolize denial of freedom of speech in their own country, according to the Anti-Defamation League website.

The NJEHA mission statement reads in part: History has proven, once our people are united, no obstacle is too difficult.

The group does not appear to have an easily searchable social media presence, though opposing groups have mentioned NJEHA in their own posts.

Activists sound off

Civil rights activists in and around Staten Island were taken aback by the flier.

Im astonished to see that in New York City, said Hawk Newsome, who chairs Black Lives Matter New York. The fact that New York has not taken steps to dismantle these hate groups is the reason why they are becoming more aggressive.

On Sunday, the far-right group Proud Boys hung banners across the city to show solidarity with a member of the group who was sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a brawl. The brawl took place outside the Metropolitan Republicans Club in Manhattan, with individuals associated with Antifa. Some of the banners also mocked Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who responded in part: Crawl back into your hole, Bigot Boys theres no place for hate in our state.

Newsome lamented that white nationalist groups are capitalizing on this beef with the governor.

Troubling pattern

In October, an apparently anti-Israel and anti-Semitic flier found in New Dorp drew the ire of elected officials in the borough.

The flier, which contains a bold headline reading 911 was an outside job, features a series of websites focused on Middle Eastern policy, Israel-connected 9/11 theories and names of authorities who have made anti-Israel statements -- urging readers to: Educate yourself on the facts the (((fake news))) isnt telling you.

As of September, anti-Semitic hate crimes in New York City were up 63% in 2019, compared to the same time period in 2018, according to an NPR report.

Hate speech was found written on a synagogue wall in Meiers Corners earlier this year, on the eve of a Jewish holiday celebrating unity and freedom from persecution. (Staten Island Advance/Shira Stoll)

Recruiting tactics

The NJEHA websites homepage states that it does not support violence to further its agenda, but rather political and educational action. However, a flier posted on a different page of the site reads: voting wont make a difference... join the struggle and fight for our peoples survival and freedom together with your patriotic brothers and sisters."

NJEHA members attended the Unite the Right 2 rally in Washington D.C., as part of an anniversary nod to the previous years violent Unite the Right event in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to the ADL. The 2018 rally in D.C. was reportedly organized by Jason Kessler, a known white supremacist.

Local civil rights activist Pryde Smith-Gilbert said the mystery surrounding who posted the flier, and the possibility of Staten Island residents being drawn in by the propaganda, is alarming.

Its also disheartening to see that white (residents) feel as if they are being attacked, said Smith-Gilbert, who formerly served as the boroughs NAACP youth leader, and helped lead the opposition to a racist incident at the St. Johns University Staten Island campus in 2018.

Community response

A Staten Island resident shopping at New Dorp Plaza on Monday, within a short walk of the flier, said hes probably more familiar with the history of white nationalism than most.

My parents were born in Germany in 1924 and were part of the Hitler Youth indoctrination, said John Meissner, 64, of New Dorp. I think (white supremacists) should all be beaten to death."

A local high school student, when asked about the flier, expressed mixed feelings.

I dont support it," said 17-year-old George Perez. But people have their own opinions, I guess.

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