Flyers promoting Muslim internment camps were found spread across the University of California’s San Diego campus Wednesday night.
The posters, which were placed on billboards across the campus, resembled internment notices, which signaled the roundup of the Japanese-Americans during World War II.
These posters called for the evacuation and removal of Muslim members of the San Diego County community.
The poster reads:
“All Muslim persons, both alien and non-alien, will be evacuated from the above designated area by 12:00 o’clock noon Wednesday, April 8, 2017. No Muslim person will be permitted to enter or leave the above discribed area after 8:00 A.M., Thursday, April 2, 2017, without obtaining special persmission from the Provost Marshal at the Civil Control Station…”
Students who spoke to NBC about the incident said they were outraged:
“To mock it and to make fun of it or to even take it seriously is messed up it’s just wrong,” one student, only identified as Kra Bars said.
“It should be taken seriously because this is not a joke,” freshmen Silvina Rodriguez said.
“It’s not right, they shouldn’t be allowed to do any of this,” Argo Hall resident Rosa Moreno said.
Similarly, the posters were also found hanging at Thurgood Marshall College, another one of the university’s six colleges.
NBC received an email from someone who claimed responsibility for the flyers, saying the flyers were not “anti-Muslim” and were meant to “shock and anger people” by using the Japanese internment visuals.
Their statement read:
“The posters were meant to mimic the internment posters because I wanted to shock/anger people and to show them what could happen if they didn’t do anything to stop it. It was a warning presented as a possible future.”
Posters similar to those used for Japanese internment camps were found around the UCSD campus, the flyers calling for Muslim interment.
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