Photo Credit: The Daily Stormer
Neo-Nazi flyer hacked into US university printers, accusing Jews of destroying American life.

Students at college campuses across the United States were shocked Friday to find flyers on campus printers urging them to join the struggle for “global white supremacy.” The flyers first appeared on the printers Thursday afternoon.

The flyer originated with The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi skinhead group that took responsibility for hacking into the printing network.

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The flyer claimed Jews are destroying the United States and urged readers to join the Daily Stormer group.

Neo-Nazi flyer hacked into American university campuses on March 25 2016.

Among the schools affected were Brown University in Rhode Island, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Princeton University, Smith College, Northeastern University, DePaul University, University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Oregon State University, California State University at Long Beach, UC Davis and the University of Southern California at Los Angeles.

Two exchange students from Turkey told Fox40 they were surprised to see religious intolerance in America. But Ardich Arikal said this was not the first incident he has encountered on the UC Davis campus. Last year, there were swastikas painted on a Jewish fraternity building. “It’s happening all the time,” he told Fox40. “We see hate crimes everywhere, “Avca Ozcan said.

Princeton University and others said they were investigating to find out how the remotely printed anti-Semitic flyers were hacked in.

U Mass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy called the flyer “hate-filled, racists and anti-Semitic” in an email distributed to the campus community Thursday afternoon. “As a campus community, we condemn this cowardly and hateful act. This despicable incident reminds us that we must not be complacent as we continue to strive for a society that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity – a society where everyone feels safe and welcome,” Subbaswamy wrote.

University of California Chancellor Linda Katehi also condemned the flyers in a school-wide email.

“Our university takes very seriously incidents that are intimidating, threatening or hostile to any member of the UC Davis community,” Katehi wrote.

The Daily Stormer website gleefully posted a television report from WPIX Channel 11 which said some students “broke down in tears” when confronted with the posters.

“Thousands of printers are printing this flier, all across the globe!” the website celebrated.

Meanwhile, numerous university professors and administrators who received the flyer on their printers decided it should be discussed with students as part of the curriculum, causing further panic as a result.

Students reported feeling fear, concern that the flyer was related to possible terror, and a sense of not knowing what could come next — all of which was received with joy by The Daily Stormer, a group that appears to thrive on such reactions.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. This is a good thing because college kids are too soft and delicate. They need to learn that their feelings mean nothing. Also, there was no hacking. The man responsible, Weev, simply sent a command to every unsecured printer on the internet. Secure your printers!

  2. In the 1970's a neo-Nazi group was started in Milwaukee. The original purpose was to disrupt the increased entrance of African-American students into previously mostly white schools. That was soon followed by anti-Semitic demonstrations on the Nazi's part. A group of us started an organization called "Concerned Jewish Citizens" or CJC for short. We demonstrated against racism and anti-Semitism. We were wherever the neo-Nazis were–counteracting their propaganda. We received threats from them but that didn't stop us. We did get some help and support from members of other ethnic groups in the city as well as, eventually, from city government. We were not supported by the Jewish establishment who wanted us to keep silent! After several years of confrontation, the neo-Nazis disbanded. I realize that confronting this hatred is even harder now because of the use of technology to spread their message. And it is hard for kids who have been raised without much, if any, exposure to anti-Semitism to confront this threat. But they must learn to do it!

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