Students at various colleges nationwide were stunned and upset Friday to find anti-Semitic fliers (below) on campus printers. Many students initially assumed that someone in their library or residence hall had printed the flier. But as the day went on, more campuses reported the same flier on their printers. The flier -- including two swastikas -- accuses Jews of "destroying your country through mass immigration and degeneracy." A neo-Nazi group that runs the website called The Daily Stormer (named in the flier) took credit for hacking the various printers and expressed pleasure in the distress of students who found the fliers.
Colleges and universities that received the fliers denounced them and said that they were investigating how their printers were hacked and were taking steps to try to prevent further such hacking.
Among the institutions where the fliers showed up were Brown University, California State University at Long Beach, Clark University, DePaul University, Northeastern University, Oregon State University, Smith College, Princeton University, the University of California at Davis, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University of Oregon, the University of Rhode Island and the University of Southern California.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, called The Daily Stormer an "up-and-comer in the heated competition to rule the hate web." The center's report on the website may be found here.
In an unrelated incident students at Hollins University were surprised on Easter morning to discover that someone had painted a swastika on the Rock, a campus landmark that students regularly paint with various messages, The Roanoke Times reported. Campus security immediately painted it over, and students later repainted again, with the message "Take Back the Rock."
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