Police and local law enforcement agencies in Northern Westchester are on high alert as a white supremacist group continues posting rhetoric in the area.
Identity Evropa first made news in Westchester in July last year, when recruitment posters were hung in Croton-on-Hudson, including several near the Croton-Harmon High School and area middle schools. In November, they were back, posting stickers outside a post office in Montrose, near the popular Montrose Deli.
The white supremacy group made its first showing of the New Year this week, posting stickers on signs in Katonah, pinning a flier on a “local community board” and putting a poster reading “Identity Evropa European Roots American Greatness” at the Katonah Metro-North station. The stickers and posters have since been removed.
In response, Town of Bedford Supervisor Chris Burdick said he and the town board are working with county officials to fight the “hideous and despicable,” Identity Evropa.
“We, too, have been alerted to the postings of Identity Evropa,” he said. “This white supremacist hate group is hideous and despicable. We have been coordinating our response with our County Legislator Kitley Covill who has alerted the Westchester County Human Rights Commission and is issuing her own statement in response.
“Our police department is on alert to ensure that their provocative postings do not lead to disruption or violence. The Town Board unites with Legislator Covill and so many others who abhor and denounce the group’s message of hate. We reject it and know in our hearts that our community rejects it. It has no home here.”
According to Identity Evropa, they are “an American Identitarian organization. As such, our main objective is to create a better world for people of European heritage – particularly in America – by peacefully effecting cultural change. Identity Evropa is thus an explicitly non-violent organization.
“As Identitarians, we believe that identity matters, inequality is a fact of life, and ethnic diversity, as demonstrated by substantial historical and sociological evidence, is an impediment to societal harmony. Unfortunately, the fetishization of diversity has resulted in a paradigm wherein ‘less White people’ – in academia, employment, and countries overall – is accepted as a moral imperative.
"We categorically reject this ‘progressive’ morality and instead demand that we, people of European heritage, retain demographic supermajorities in our homelands.”
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