Tourist Town's Manager Slams Non-Whites, Women, Islam

Leaders in Jackman, Maine, say they're going to talk to Tom Kawczynski
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 21, 2018 1:00 PM CST
The view in Jackman, Maine.   (Getty/Wolf Pond Photography)

(Newser) – Leaders in a Maine town say they will meet with their town manager, who has come under fire for espousing white separatist views,the AP reports. Jackman town manager Tom Kawczynski (kuh-ZIN-skee) recently made public comments bashing Islam and calling for preservation of white European heritage in northern New England. The Portland Press Herald reports local officials are scheduled to meet with him Tuesday. Town lawyer Warren Shay said Sunday the town manager's beliefs are not shared by Jackman officials and "do not reflect the beliefs of the townspeople in general." The town bills itself online as a "tourist friendly region."

The Jackman-Moose River Chamber of Commerce president says businesses in the area "do not condone" Kawczynski's views. Many social media users are calling for Kawczynski to quit or be fired. Kawczynski also had this to say on social media about feminists: “It’s no accident unattractive women make up the vast majority of feminists, ” he wrote. “Their issue is less with the roles men and women play, and more with resentment about the lack of attention they draw from men due to these attributes.” Kawczynski says he will not quit.

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