A Jewish group asked the Australian government to ban a Croatian rock band that plays anti-Semitic lyrics.
The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission asked the federal government to ban the rock group Thompson, according to the Australian Age newspaper. The rock group’s anti-Semitic lyrics have attracted fans of the Ustashi, Croatia’s Nazi-era nationalist party, as well as neo-Nazis who shout “Heil Hitler” and make the Nazi salute at live performances.
The group, which has been banned from the Netherlands, is scheduled to perform in several locations throughout Australia this month, including in Sydney on New Year’s Eve.
Thompson performed a concert at Melbourne’s Croatian Social Club in October organized by a neo-Nazi music promotion organization.
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