Islamic council slams graffitti, calling it hate-mongering
Graffiti is being sprayed on signs and structures in west Windsor. (Sacha Long / CTV Windsor)
The Windsor Islamic Council is responding to Islamic graffiti found in messages in the city.
The council is calling it, “A malicious attempt aimed to divide our communities.”
The graffiti in the west end and along the riverfront includes the hashtag “Islam Will Rule the World.” At least four signs and structures in the area of College Street and Huron Church Road have been spray painted with the words, “Islam Equals Isis.”
The council is calling on Windsor residents to be vigilant and not to let the “hate mongering” divide the city.
West end resident Kelly Jamieson told CTV Windsor on Saturday that she thinks the graffiti is a threat against the Canadian way of life.
“It’s kind of frightening” said Jamieson.
Windsor police are investigating the incidents.
Police say defacing public and private property is a crime. Officers say these incidents were most likely carried out by a small group of one or two people.
Police are reminding the public to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4000, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.