Paul Fromm is a Canadian neo-Nazi based in the Toronto area. He serves as the international director for the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a direct descendent of the White Citizens Councils that rabidly opposed school desegregation in the 1950s and 1960s. He formerly hosted a daily radio show on Don Black’s racist web forum, Stormfront. Fromm also lectures frequently in both the United States and Canada and has appeared at annual conferences hosted by the CCC and the white nationalist American Renaissance.
In His Own Words:
“In gay bath houses, you need a crowbar to separate the men from the boys.”
– Council of Conservative Citizens conference, Greenville, S.C., June 1-2, 2007
"Given the present below-replacement White birth rate and the million plus wave of legal, mostly Third World, annual immigration, the European founding/settler people will be a minority by 2041. This is ethnic cleansing on the installment plan.",,
– Council of Conservative Citizens conference, Winston-Salem, N.C., June 7-8, 2013
“Hunt them [illegal immigrants], find them, and throw their sorry asses out of the country. [We] don’t need another chop suey joint. We’re getting rejects; a collection of sleazos.”
– Council of Conservative Citizens conference, Winston-Salem, N.C., June 7-8, 2013
Paul Fromm was born in Bogota, Columbia, to a devoutly Catholic family, and was raised in Etobicoke, Ontario, after his family relocated. He attended the University of Toronto’s St. Michael’s College where he earned a degree in education and a master’s degree in English.
While a student at the University of Toronto, Fromm co-founded the ultra-conservative, anti-communist Edmund Burke Society (EBS) with Don Andrews and Leigh Smith. The EBS was involved with several violent confrontations with New Left and anti-war groups, including a conflict in 1971 during a speech given by William Kunstler. Fromm was knocked unconscious after having a pitcher of water thrown in his face. In the early 1970s, he led an EBS takeover of the Ontario Social Credit Party. He was elected the party’s president in 1971, and in 1972, the group changed its name to the Western Guard (WG). Fromm, after serving as the opening speaker at a May 1972 event honoring Robert E. Miles, a Klansman and Christian identity ideologue, resigned as president following a report by the Toronto Sun.
Fromm has founded several organizations, including Citizens for Foreign Aid Reform (C-FAR) in 1976 to oppose multiculturalism and aid to Third World countries. In 1981, he founded the Canadian Association for Free Expression (CAFE ), which works against the Canadian Human Rights Commission to defend anti-Semites, racists and Holocaust deniers from persecution under hate crime and human rights legislation. These two organizations serve as Fromm’s primary platforms. Other smaller organizations founded by Fromm include the Canada First Immigration Reform Committee, which aims to limit immigration and eliminate it for non-whites, and the Canadian Friends of Rhodesia, which supported the white-minority rule by Ian Smith and worked to prevent economic sanctions against South Africa in response to apartheid.
From 1974 until 1997, Fromm served as a public school teacher with the Peel Region Board of Education. He was fired from his position after speaking at several Heritage Front events, one of which fell on Hitler’s birthday. A video of the December 9, 1990, event captured Fromm, in front of a Nazi flag, speaking to a crowd shouting “Sieg Heil!,” “white power,” “Hail The Order!,” and “nigger, nigger, nigger, out out out,” while performing the Nazi salute. He also hailed John Ross Taylor, a Canadian fascist, as a “hero.”
Fromm is the international director of the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens and a fixture at the group’s events. In January 1998, for example, he attended an anti-immigration rally where a Mexican flag was burned amid anti-Mexican and anti-Asian rhetoric. The late Alabama Klan leader William Burchfield and Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol were also in attendance. The meeting, which took place in Cullman, Ala., demonstrated a previously unusual solidarity between anti-immigrant and white nationalist movements.
In early 2004, Fromm addressed the “International Zundel Revisionist Conference,” hosted by the Institute for Historical Review (IHR) in Sacramento, Calif. The IHR is a holocaust-denial group. On May 29 of the same year, he was a signee of David Duke’s “New Orleans Protocol,” which calls for “Zero tolerance for violence. Honourable and ethical behaviour in relations with other signatory groups. … [And] maintaining a high tone in our arguments and public presentations.” The protocol brought together various racist and anti-Semitic organizations, including Duke’s European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO) and the neo-Nazi National Alliance (NA).
Fromm has frequently appeared in major media outlets. During a 2006 interview with the Mehr News Agency of Syria, he remarked that Hollywood is “controlled by Zionists,” and discussed “the story of the ‘Holocaust’ … [that] has allowed the Jews to acquire many billions of dollars. He also referenced the Nazi genocide as “a religion created by the Jews for non-Jews.”
In 2006, Fromm, along with Terry Tremaine, the leader of the National Socialist Party of Canada, helped found the Aryan Guard (AG), a neo-Nazi organization. The group has been linked to several assaults on minorities, including the beating of a Japanese visitor by a 17-year-old member of the AG. During November 2007, Calgary police were searching for two members in connection with two bombings.
The AG was reportedly disbanded in 2009, although it claims to remain active. In March 2009, it held a rally featuring “White Pride Worldwide” flags and up to 40 marches wearing black combat boots. As of 2009, there were at least 20 full-fledged members, with 20-30 additional associates.
At the 2007 CCC annual conference in Greenville, S.C., Fromm presented a talk entitled “Turning America Upside Down: From Karl Marx to Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama.” His presentation alleged that the two Democratic frontrunners for the 2008 presidential race were a man-hating feminist and a black man raised as a Muslim. Fromm characterized America as “feminized, de-christianized, and deracialized,” eventually referring to it as “Absurd-istan.” Later that year, in a July meeting of white supremacists in Atlanta that included figures such as Klan lawyer Sam Dickson, Fromm reiterated these statements, claiming they were attempts to gain support for radical feminism and “crypto-Moslem” ideals.
During the 2008 CCC leadership conference, held on June 20-21 in Sheffield, Ala., Fromm proclaimed that white people should feel “no more guilt.” He went on to assert that Mexicans in America were planning a “Reconquista” and that “numbers are everything.” His plea was to ban immigration while whites built up their numbers.
On Aug. 4, 2008, Fromm was invited to participate in a segment on Fox News Network with correspondent Steve Brown about the publication of an excerpt from Mark Steyn’s America Alone that, according to accusers, amounted to hate speech against Muslims. Fromm, who almost always cloaks his extremist beliefs in free speech arguments, was identified by the network simply as a “free speech activist,” despite openly embracing the ideology of white nationalism.
On March 21, 2009, Fromm participated in a march organized by the Aryan Guard in Calgary, Alberta. Although his white nationalist beliefs have always been thinly veiled, this march clearly demonstrated Fromm’s solidarity with the movement.
In 2010, Fromm ran for mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, on a staunch anti-immigration platform. Leading up to election day, he made homophobic and racist comments during a campaign speech. He also offered white supremacist and Holocaust-denial literature at his campaign tables.
Fromm was a speaker at the 2012 annual American Renaissance conference held March 16-18 in Burns, Tenn. He shared a stage with Jared Taylor, the group’s founder, as well as figures such as Richard Spencer, a white nationalist and editor of the online magazine Alternative Right; Roan Garcia-Quintana, a lifetime CCC member who was dismissed from Gov. Nikki Haley’s re-election steering committee in June 2013; and James Edwards, host of The Political Cesspool, a racist radio show that has served as a platform for neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, Holocaust deniers, and a host of other extremists.