Islamic School Of Rhode Island Vandalized With “Hate Crime” Graffiti
This is just despicable. Who does something like this to children?
According to Providence Journal reports:
The Islamic School of Rhode Island was vandalized over the weekend.
Hilmy Bakri, president of the school’s Board of Trustees, said Sunday that racial slurs were spray-painted on the school, at 840 Rear Providence St.
Photos of the school circulating on social media and sent to The Providence Journal show doors covered with the words, “Now this is a hate crime” and “pigs,” along with expletives referring to the prophet Muhammad and to Allah, the Arabic word for God.
“I find it very upsetting,” said Rabbi Sarah Mack, of Temple Beth-El in Providence. “The Muslim community in Rhode Island is very open and peaceful.”
West Warwick police would not immediately comment Sunday evening until a police report could be reviewed.
The Islamic School of Rhode Island opened in 2003 as the first Muslim school in the state.
They’ve never been targeted by vandalization or threats before and ironically this disgusting display happened just one day after the school held a vigil for the three Muslim victims in Chapel Hill, N.C.— Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and her sister Razan, who were killed by Craig Stephen Hicks. Hicks says he’s an atheist and police have claimed an ongoing dispute over a parking space fueled the killings but many people believe Hicks actions constitute hate crimes.
Is it just us or are anti-Islamic sentiments growing even stronger? It’s so sad.