Hate-Motivated Material Distributed in Medicine Hat

July 19, 2018

Media Statement

Toronto (July 19, 2018) - Police in Medicine Hat, Alberta are investigating two incidents involving hate-motivated material that was recently distributed. The first incident involved posters being left on a church with the message “immigration=white genocide.” A few days later, pamphlets promoting the website of an anti-immigration group led by Paul Fromm, a notorious white supremacist based in Canada, were placed on vehicles with phrases such as “stop white genocide,” “white self-hate” and “Jewish supremacy.”

Medicine Hat Police told Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) that they cannot confirm at this time if the two incidents are connected.

“Over the past year, we have seen numerous incidents involving hate material being distributed claiming there is a ‘white genocide’ taking place. This is a form of antisemitism and racism, falsely claiming there’s a genocide taking place and Jews and other minorities are the ones to blame,” said FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo. “As anti-immigration groups, many of which have members that identify as neo-Nazis and white supremacists, continue to express their hateful views, it’s up to the public to remain vigilant and speak out when they see incidents such as this take place.”

Media Contact:
Avital Borisovsky
Communications Associate
(416) 864-9735 ext. 29

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