February 17, 2017
Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement condemning the hateful and anti-Semitic flyers posted around the University of Minnesota:
“The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) condemns the hateful messages espoused and contained within the flyers posted around the University of Minnesota. The flyers reference anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and call for people to join white-supremacist movements. In March 2016, printers and fax machines at multiple universities around the country (including the U of M) began unexpectedly printing anti-Semitic and racist flyers similar in content to what was posted today.
“We urge anyone with information about the posting of the flyers to come forward. We have every confidence that law enforcement will investigate this incident thoroughly.
“We call on all people of goodwill to recoil at these ideologies and tactics. We will remain vigilant in taking a stand against those who admire the atrocities of Nazism.”
The JCRC… the public affairs voice of the Jewish community fighting anti-Semitism and prejudice, promoting tolerance and social justice, and representing Jews, individually and collectively, here and abroad.