Sick vandals spray the name of the accused Christchurch shooter, a swastika and an anti-Muslim song on the walls of an Australian mosque
- The Holland Park mosque in Brisbane is the target of disgusting graffiti vandals
- Tagged early Wednesday with Islamophobic and neo-Nazi expressions and symbols
- The Islamic Council of Queensland says worshipers now fear for their safety
- Queensland Police assesses CCTV from the mosque while the investigation continues
Vandals have tagged one of Australia's oldest mosques with Islamophobic and neo-Nazi sentences – as well as the name of the accused Christchurch shooter.
The Islamic Council of Queensland condemned the graffiti attack on the Holland Park mosque in Brisbane in the early hours of Wednesday morning and says that the community now lives in fear.
Shocked worshipers arrived at the mosque to find the entrance wall, painted with the name St Tarrant, a reference to the Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant who reportedly killed 51 Muslims while praying in Christchurch in March.
Also tagged on the walls was & # 39; remove kebab & # 39; – a sentence written on the gun used in Christchurch – that originally came from a Serbian anti-Islam song about the massacre of Muslims in Bosnia.
A mosque in Brisbane was tagged with Islamophobic and neo-Nazi expressions and symbols
The neo-Nazi swastika symbol and the phrase SS were also tagged on the access sign and a wall.
Vandalism has since been removed by a group of local school children who have painted the graffiti in a token of support for the Muslim community.
Shocking vandalism coincided with the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives, including 10 Australians.
Admirers in the mosque now fear for their safety.
& # 39; This threat is real after Christchurch, this type of threat has become real and it has brought fear to the community & # 39 ;, said spokesperson Ali Kadri of the Islamic Council of Queensland. Nine news.
The vandalism attack coincided with the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks
He suspects that vandalism is the work of white supremacists.
& # 39; It is related to the neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements. Whoever did this is not a child, they are radicalized & # 39 ;, Kadri told the Brisbane Times.
& # 39; This kind of graffiti in the mosque is meant to terrorize the community, but it brings us together and we have a lot of support from the wider community. & # 39;
State Multicultural Affairs Minister Stirling Hinchliffe condemned the vandalism attack in the strongest possible way.
& # 39; Queensland is a diverse state, and this type of nasty action by no means reflects who are Queenslanders, & # 39; he posted on Facebook.
& # 39; We are a united and inclusive of Queensland. We are with our Muslim families and friends and the Queensland police are doing everything to ensure that those responsible are caught and confronted with justice. & # 39;
Ali Kadri, spokesperson for the Islamic Council of Queensland, says the community is now living in fear
Federal MP Terri Butler added: & # 39; Our community is enormously stronger than the anonymous coward who did this. & # 39;
It is clear that vandalism took place on Wednesday between 2.30 and 4.30 a.m.
The police brought the day to the place by collecting DNA and will investigate CCTV from the mosque.
A spokeswoman for the Queensland Police confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that it is investigating intentional damage to the mosque.
Holland Park mosque dates from 1908 when it was founded by Muslims of Afghan and Indian descent who had settled in the area.
The mosque was labeled with St Tarrant, a reference to the Australian Brenton Tarrant (photo), currently awaiting trial for the alleged murders of 51 Muslim worshipers in Christchurch
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