The Courier-Mail

‘Hitler’s followers at work’

- DANIELLE O’NEAL

NEO-NAZI graffiti and propaganda found in a park in Brisbane’s south are part of a larger anti-Semitic movement sweeping across south-east Queensland, Jewish lobby groups have warned

Detectives from the Counter-Terrorism Investigat­ion Group seized “items of interest” in three search warrants after racist and neoNazi graffiti was spray- painted on the footpath and a racist b banner put up in Calamvale District Park in February.

No charges have been laid. Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies vice-president Jason Steinberg said he had seen a rise in anti-Semitic activities over the past six to 12 months.

“Not only in Calamvale, there was also graffiti in Logan, there’s been a neo-Nazi individual who abused people coming out of a synagogue in February, there has been a white supremacis­t neo-Nazi group putting stickers up around south-east Queensland,” Mr Steinberg said.

Anti-Defamation Commission chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich said that the incident was an “open outburst of pure neo-Nazi hate”.

“Hitler is dead, but his modern-day followers are alive and well in Australia,” he said.

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