Proud Boys Call Their Supporters 'Dumb F**ks' Over Viral 'Afghan Refugee Hunting Permit'

Chapters of the far-right Proud Boys group have condemned their supporters after they were found posting mock "Afghan refugee hunting permit" stickers at the University of Michigan (UoM) campus.

The extremist sticker, which called for the murder of Afghan refugees and featured the words "no bag limit—Tagging Taliban not required. May hunt day or night with or without dogs," were found by UoM student Alex Williams on September 12.

The mock-hunting permit, which used Proud Boys' name, logo and color scheme, also featured a permit number of 09/11/01, an apparent reference to the September 11 terror attacks.

The fake permit was among around a dozen far-right stickers posted across the campus, which were eventually removed by Williams.

While reacting to the original Newsweek report online, the Michigan chapter of the Proud Boys condemned whoever placed the stickers and distanced themselves from those responsible.

The far-right group claimed those who placed the stickers are not from a chapter that is officially affiliated with Proud Boys and that they do not advocate hunting Afghan refugees.

"What these dumb f**ks didn't seem to realize is that the majority of these refugees were fighting on our side and are fleeing the depredations of the Taliban," the Michigan Proud Boys chapter wrote in Telegram.

"You ever have that crazy ex-girlfriend who just wouldn't go away? Yeah, these are those guys," the group said.

"They have no right to the Proud Boy name and their dips**t behavior is a result of that. Promoting hunting and killing people is morally reprehensible and quite frankly probably illegal. We take no part in, nor condone such behavior."

Making reference to the Proud Boys members who have been charged in connection to the January 6 attack at the Capitol, the group added: "We have members of this fraternity who are currently political prisoners who are having their constitutional rights violated with up-jumped charges, and being held without the right to a speedy trial.

"Apparently these former members could give two s***s about their plight."

The Wisconsin chapter of the Proud Boys also accused those who placed the stickers around the campus as "LARPing" (live-action role-playing) as official members of the far-right group.

"None of them are considered members because we know how dumb they are," the group added.

The incident occurred with the U.S. set to rehouse tens of thousands of Afghan refugees who were evacuated from Kabul in August as the Taliban prepared to retake the county soon after U.S. troops from the country following a 20-year war.

Discussing the mock permit found at the campus, Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), said the incident is proof that extremist groups will "continue to attempt to exploit Afghan refugees" in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal.

"Proud Boys-linked 'hunting permits' on Michigan's campus targeting Afghan refugees are truly abhorrent and not reflective of the welcome Afghan refugees deserve," Greenblatt tweeted.

Speaking to Newsweek, Williams added: "We need to stand up for our neighbors regardless of their country of origin and not allow hate groups to intimidate community members."

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The far-right sticker calling for the deaths of Afghan refugees was found by a University of Michigan student one day after the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Alex Williams/Provided