- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A Maine town manager was fired Tuesday after reportedly telling a local newspaper that he wanted to preserve the region’s white majority and keep out Muslims.

The Jackman Select Board voted unanimously Tuesday morning to dismiss Jackman town manager Tom Kawczynski after the Bangor Daily News reported that a group he founded, New Albion, openly champions white pride and voluntary racial segregation.

Mr. Kawczynski, who was hired in June, told the newspaper that he sought to preserve the area’s white majority, but said people of different races could join his movement as long as their culture is “rooted in Western civilization.”

“We are pro-white without being anti-other groups in terms of their racial identity,” he said, the Bangor Daily News reported. “But we … oppose the idea of bringing people in from the outside that come from different cultures.

“I would say unequivocally that I see Islam as fundamentally incompatible with Western civilization,” he added.

In a post Friday on his New Albion website, Mr. Kawczynski said he kept his “cultural ambitions” and professional career separate, and he blamed the media for waging an “un-American and totalitarian” smear campaign to silence him.

“[M]y real transgression, I believe, was suggesting white people should be proud of who they are. I love who I am, and believe everyone should feel the same about their own ethnic heritage. For that, there are those who would destroy me,” he wrote. “Never mind the inconvenient fact that I’ve never said a cross word about any minority, and I think ALL people should be proud of their heritage and backgrounds. That wasn’t fit to print. Because that would make me reasonable, and the first rule of media today is anyone who doesn’t conform to the politically correct views must be made into some evil caricature of a human being.”

In a post Monday, Mr. Kawczynski announced that he had set up several funding options “for those willing to contribute something so I can continue speaking against politically correct lies, a corrupt media, and for free speech.”

After his firing, Mr. Kawczynski wrote a Facebook post promoting #WhiteCivilRights, arguing that white people “should be granted the same rights, same concern, and same sense of public pride as all Americans.”

He told The Associated Press that he is getting a $30,000 payout for agreeing not to sue the town of Jackman for his termination.

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