American neo-Nazi who racially abused South Asian man in Poland is arrested for hate messages at Auschwitz

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A California neo-Nazi who recently subjected a South Asian man in Poland to racial abuse was arrested by Polish police for posing with a swastika necklace and offensive signs outside Auschwitz.

Jon Minadeo Jr., 39, uploaded a photo on the far-right social platform Gab on Aug. 28 of himself with a sign that read “Greenblatt suck 6 million d*cks” alongside fellow neo-Nazi Robert Wilson, who held a “Shoah the ADL” sign right outside of the Arbeit Macht Frei gate at Auschwitz.

During World War II, Auschwitz operated as a concentration camp where an estimated 1.1 million people were exterminated.

Both signs refer to Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, who has been leading campaigns against antisemitism in the U.S.

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Nazi iconography, hate speech and the promotion of totalitarian states are illegal under Polish law and carry a prison sentence of up to two years.

A press officer of the Auschwitz Memorial said that two suspects “illegally burst” into the site on Aug. 27 and “escaped immediately after taking out the hidden messages & taking the pictures.”

“Got handcuffed & arrested in Poland today for (((Hate Speech))) regarding Aushwitz [sic],” Minadeo wrote in a separate Gab post. “Just got released tonight with a fine and my chains and computer temporarily confiscated. Life's good! You can't keep me down Jews! #HandsomeTruth.”

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Minadeo, who leads an antisemitic network called “The Goyim Defense League,” had earlier posted a video showing him verbally attacking a South Asian man near the Atrium Reduta Shopping Center in Warsaw.

"I am from America,” Minadeo says. “And in America … there's too many of you guys here. So why are you in Poland? Do you think you can just invade Poland? Why don’t you return to your own country?"

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He continues to bother the man, who tries to ignore him: “How come you don't go back to your own country? Why don't you go back to your own country? Why are you here? Why are you here? Why don't you go back to India? Are you from India? Sir, just answer. I just want to know. I can film you … this is my country. I'm European and Europeans want to know why you think you have the right to invade our country.”

When the man asks Minandeo to stop filming, he accuses the man of “f*c*king up Europe,” calls him a "parasite" and tells him that he should leave "my country."

“This is my country,” Minadeo claims. “I'm European. Why are you coming to the white man's land? You're genociding our race … You're an invader. Go home, invader. We don't want you in Europe … Poland for Polish only.”

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Featured Image via @HandsomeTruth