Joseph Turner
Thursday, November 3, 2016 – 10:37 p.m.

Syrian refugees could soon be getting a tuition-free junior college education if one ultra-liberal Riverside County politician has his way.

Bill Hedrick, a candidate for the Riverside Community College District Trustee with ties to a radical Islamic terrorist group , expressed his support for tuition-free college education for all on his Facebook page.

“I believe in making community college totally free — that means no fees.”

In this YouTube video, Mr. Hedrick is very clear. He says:

“I believe that we should be making community college free for all those who wish to attend.”

Hedrick’s Ties to Radical Islamic Terrorists

He has been warmly embraced by the American Muslim community.

Speaking at the Islamic Society of Corona Norco, Hedrick once again re-affirmed his support for free college tuition for Muslim refugees saying: “My job as Trustee of RCCD is to make sure our community welcomes all people, and that our community colleges are accessible.”


Through his decades of far-left activism Hedrick established a track-record that has made him the darling of progressive groups over the last several years as he repeatedly ran for public office and failed.

More troubling is that Hedrick has been welcomed with open arms by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a terrorist front group that aids and abets radical Muslims.



CAIR contributed $1,000 to his campaign in December of 2009. He gladly accepted it and to my knowledge has never disavowed this relationship.

An article in the National Review reported that the United Arab Emirates, a nation in the Middle East, classified CAIR as a terrorist group in 2014.

Later in the article, it mentions a lawsuit CAIR initiated against one of its critics. Below is an exerpt:

CAIR initiated a libel lawsuit in 2004 over five statements by a group called Anti-CAIR. But two years later, CAIR settled the suit with prejudice (meaning that it cannot be reopened), implicitly acknowledging the accuracy of Anti-CAIR’s assertions, which included:

  • “CAIR is a terrorist supporting front organization that is partially funded by terrorists”;
  • “CAIR . . . is supported by terrorist supporting individuals, groups and countries”;
  • “CAIR has proven links to, and was founded by, Islamic terrorists”; and
  • “CAIR actively supports terrorists and terrorist supporting groups and nations.”

It includes individuals accused of terrorism: At least seven board members or staff at CAIR have been arrested, denied entry to the U.S., or were indicted on or pled guilty to (or were convicted of) terrorist charges: Siraj Wahhaj, Bassem Khafagi, Randall (“Ismail”) Royer, Ghassan Elashi, Rabih Haddad, Muthanna Al-Hanooti, and Nabil Sadoun.

Does a man who accepts campaign contributions from a group with ties to radical Islamic terrorism reflect your values?

Does a man who wants to give free college to unvetted Syrian refugees deserve your vote?