Aus­tralia: Neo-Nazi Group Puts Up Anti-Semitic Posters in Schools

“This form of ha­tred on the doorsteps of our schools is ter­ri­fy­ing,” said an Aus­tralian Jewish com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

The Jewish Voice - - INTERNATIONAL - By: WIN Staff

The An­tipodean Re­sis­tance Group, a small Neo-Nazi group that calls it­self “the Hitlers you’ve been waiting for,” se­cretly put up anti-Semitic posters at three Melbourne schools, in­clud­ing one show­ing a foot with a swastika crush­ing an in­sect with a Jewish star on it, and an­other fea­tur­ing a hook-nosed Jewish car­i­ca­ture along­side the words “Mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism,” “De­gen­er­acy” and “Reject Jewish Poi­son.”

These are tra­di­tional Nazi pro­pa­ganda im­ages.

The hate­ful im­ages sent shock­waves through the city’s 60,000 Jews, stir­ring up feel­ings of anger and fear.

“I am ap­palled. This form of ha­tred on our doorsteps, on the doorsteps of our schools is ter­ri­fy­ing and is a di­rect at­tack on Vic­to­ria’s prized mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism,” Jen­nifer Hup­pert, the Pres­i­dent of the Jewish Com­mu­nity Coun­cil of Vic­to­ria, said ac­cord­ing to the lo­cal J-Wire news site.

“To di­rect this at chil­dren is even more rep­re­hen­si­ble. Un­for­tu­nately, do­mes­tic neo-Nazis and white su­prem­a­cists ap­pear to be em­bold­ened by events over­seas, and we must stop this hate speech in its tracks,” she said.

“History shows that hate speech can lead to hate-filled phys­i­cal at­tacks, as we have seen very re­cently in Char­lottesville,” she em­pha­sized.

Ac­cord­ing to the Her­ald Sun, the posters con­tained white su­prem­a­cist mes­sages such as “keep Aus­tralia white,” “stop the hordes,” pos­si­bly re­lat­ing to im­mi­grants, and “join your lo­cal Nazi group,” as well as call­ing for le­gal­iz­ing the killing of Jews.

“These sort of vile and dis­gust­ing com­ments and posters are not ac­cept­able in the com­mu­nity and those in­di­vid­u­als that placed them should be ashamed of them­selves,” Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter James Mer­lino is quoted as say­ing by the Her­ald Sun.

Ac­cord­ing to the An­tipodean Re­sis­tance Group’s web­site, “Be­ing White is not enough. Ev­ery in­di­vid­ual in­volved with An­tip-

odean Re­sis­tance must ded­i­cate him­self to a higher stan­dard of be­hav­ior. We op­pose sub­stance abuse, ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity, and all other rot­ten, ir­re­spon­si­ble dis­trac­tions laid be­fore us by Jews and glob­al­ist elites. We aim to build a so­ci­ety by Na­ture’s iron laws: those of Na­tional So­cial­ism.”

In re­al­ity, the group’s mem­ber­ship is be­lieved to be rather limited and their in­flu­ence even more so.

Aus­tralian Jewry recorded a 10 per­cent in­crease of anti-Semitic in­ci­dents in 2016, and is de­mand­ing that the gov­ern­ment take ac­tion against this wor­ry­ing trend.

The An­tipodean Re­sis­tance Group, a small Neo-Nazi group that calls it­self “the Hitlers you’ve been waiting for,” has se­cretly put up anti-Semitic posters at three Melbourne schools, in­clud­ing one show­ing a foot with a swastika crush­ing an in­sect with a Jewish star on it, and an­other fea­tur­ing a hook-nosed Jewish car­i­ca­ture along­side the words “Mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism,” “De­gen­er­acy” and “Reject Jewish Poi­son.”

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