Hate Graffiti Mars Site Of Future Mosque

April 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Your Ottawa Region


A sign marking the spot where a mosque will be built on Woodroffe Avenue was defaced with graffiti between Thursday evening and Friday morning.

The graffiti addresses “ragheads” and uses profanity, including “f*** Muslims.” One splash of paint resembles a swastika.

The lot at 3020 Woodroffe Avenue, near the corner of Claridge Drive is vacant except for the sign. Plans call for a mosque to be built by 2013.

Dr. Emdad Khan, the director and honorary president of the South Nepean Muslim Community (SNMC) called the vandalism directed at the Muslim community “a very, very isolated incident.”