NJ Muslim center defaced with 'Donald Trump,' racist graffiti

A Muslim center in New Jersey has been defaced with racist slogans

NJ Muslim center defaced with 'Donald Trump,' racist graffiti

World Bulletin / News Desk

Local Muslim Americans in Bayonne, New Jersey, were shocked to find Islamophobic epithets and "Donald Trump" spray-painted all over the Bayonne Muslim Community Center on Friday.

Words such as "f***Allah," "f***Arabs," "Jesus Christ" and "f***ISIS" were found plastered all over the red-brick building, which is also referred to as "Al Mi'raj Masjid."  

"It was sad to see this after our morning prayers," Waheed Akbar, an administrator for the mosque, said in a phone interview. "We believe our town, our city and our neighbors are a great set of people, and we always try to foster positive relationships with them."

The Bayonne Police Department chief and detectives have opened an investigation into the crime. The Council of American Islamic Relations' New Jersey chapter issued a press statement pressuring federal law enforcement to probe the Islamophobic hate graffiti in the local mosque.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Ekim 2016, 13:33