Ontario: Vandals spray anti-Islamic graffiti in Pickering

Racial graffiti targeting Islam was painted onto a train underpass at Fairport Road just North of Kingston Road over the weekend. This image has been digitally altered. September 29, 2014.

Racial graffiti targeting Islam was painted onto a train underpass at Fairport Road just North of Kingston Road over the weekend. This image has been digitally altered. September 29, 2014.

DURHAM — It’s been been less than a week since the Pickering Islamic Centre’s door was shot out. Five days later and only five kilometres down the road, anti-Islam vandals have written the words, “F*** Islam” on a train overpass at Fairport and Kingston roads.

The administrator at Pickering Islamic Centre, Javed Akbar, says the congregation is saddened to see this happen.

“The thing is we live in a very, very peaceful society. There is so much tranquility here and this is our home. If anything happens against anyone, we take it rather seriously.”

Against the backdrop of terrorist organization ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) threatening Canada and Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s comment that “this phenomenon is a direct threat to the security of this country,” Mr. Akbar says he does not understand why vandalism would be directed against the religion.

“Whatever is being done elsewhere in the world, is a bunch of people who are misguided, totally misguided, and do not represent the faith they proclaim to be representing, it’s as simple as that”…

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