Anti-Muslim propaganda letters investigation closed in Australia

2015-04-20 02:47:18 | Al Muslim News
Anti-Muslim propaganda letters investigation closed in Australia

 

A police investigation into an anti-Muslim campaigner has been quietly dropped; questions are being leveled at police across the country with no explanation.

An Unknown hate campaigner, targeting people across Australia has been sent letters to resident’s private, often unlisted, home addresses.

Hate letters containing racist propaganda that attacks the Islam and Aboriginal rights, are signed by a "J Church."

A former election candidate, top economist's wife, community activists and even those with no public profile are continuing to be bombarded with hate mail. In each case, an unlisted home address has been tracked down and used, prompting safety fears among recipients, Anadolu Agency reported.

Queensland Police had been investigating after the first batch was received earlier this year, but has since dropped the case in recent days.

"The matter has been investigated and no offence has been identified. There are no further investigations being undertaken," A two-line police statement concluded.

More than 2 dozens have contacted Fairfax Media about receiving unwanted, racist propaganda from J Church that warns, among other things, of a coming "demographic genocide" due to Muslim immigration.

In a rambling diatribe, the letters try to justify the Cronulla riots and warn how western Sydney will become the "future site of the Sydney Caliphate."
The Cronulla riots in 2005 were a series of clashes and mob violence in Australia, during which people of Arab appearance were attacked. The disturbances originated in the Sydney suburb of Cronulla, and spread, over the next few nights, to additional suburbs.

Media reported that many recipients of the letters noted they arrived within days of updating personal information on the electoral roll. The Australian Electoral Commission insists there is no evidence its database has been compromised.

Since February, the racist letters have been mailed across Queensland, NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. Initially they appeared to have been sent to Greens candidates and the party's supporters, but have since targeted a wide variety of people.

“It’s disturbing because we don’t know what will happen next. It’s important that someone takes this seriously,†Jelicic told, who ran as a Greens candidate in the recent Queensland state election.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch chief economist Saul Eslake also received one of the letters at his home in Tasmania - only weeks after his family moved in. The letter was addressed to his wife.

While he doesn't share safety concerns with other letter recipients, "What makes me suspicious is that it arrived only after we had enrolled," he said. “He still suspects the sender pulled his new address from the electoral rollâ€.

In response a statement was received saying: “Given operational requirements it would be inappropriate to comment on investigative strategies undertaken during investigations.â€

A 12-year-study of racism in Australia conducted by leading universities and published in Feb. 2011 found the states of New South Wales and Queensland to be the most racist in their feelings.

Almost the 12,512 people surveyed countrywide, 48.6 percent were negative towards Muslims, Asians (23.8), indigenous Australians (27.9), Jews (23.3) and black Africans (27).

The survey's lead researcher Professor Kevin Dunn told news.com.au that the high levels of anti-Muslim views in Australia were an accumulation of wordwide political events, “poorly-informed public debates†and “sensationalist media treatment.â€

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