ECAJ slams neo-Nazi concert in Melbourne

October 11, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The neo-Nazi Hammered Music Festival is being advertised online by hate groups Blood & Honour Australia and the Southern Cross Hammerskins still has the green flag from the Victorian parliament which claims it has no legal way of banning it.

The concert will take place this weekend in Melbourne.

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has described the planned concert in Melbourne by the as “an abomination” that will continue “the steady erosion of the social fabric in Australia”, a process that it said “threatens all Australians”.

The ECAJ said that the shooting attack outside a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Judaism, in which two people are reported to have been killed, was “the latest wake-up call to those who are still in denial about the link between hate ideologies and violent behaviour”.

The ECAJ noted the statement made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews that the law offers no avenue to prevent the holding of the concert.  The ECAJ stated “the law can only work as a last line of defence”.    It noted that a petition against the concert has gathered 28,000 signatures, and concluded: “The Australian public understands the problem.  What is lacking is principled leadership and political will.”

 

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One Response to “ECAJ slams neo-Nazi concert in Melbourne”
  1. Liat Kirby says:

    Exactly. What is lacking is principled leadership and political will, right across the board in Australia. This example of apparent passivity and disinterest in real terms in Victoria is a prime example of our country’s decline as a result of poor government – inept and unimaginative government whether Coalition or Labor, State or Federal. I shudder to think what might follow.

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