Black graffiti of the Star of David was found on the front door of a mosque in Live Oak and Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputies are investigating it as a hate crime. Spray paint of the star, which is a Jewish symbol, and above it the number “26” were written on a white front door of the Islamic Center of Santa Cruz.
Any BNI readers know what the ’26’ represents?
Santa Cruz Sentinel “Night vision” surveillance images show what appears to be a woman in a hooded sweatshirt spraying paint. The letters “SC” appeared on the left torso of her sweatshirt (Gee, that must stand for Santa Cruz). Deputies said they were unsure of her height, weight and other features. “She had something covering the bottom half of her face.” (I bet she did – a niqab?)
Zahra Billoo, the CAIR’s executive director, said she said she had no idea what the number signifies, but speculated that the Star of David might be a reference to the ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza. Billoo said she was “surprised” and “horrified” by the act.
“So often, Islamophobia is something that many Muslims think of as happening in other places,” Billoo said. “It’s not as common to have these things happen in California and especially not in the Bay Area.” (That’s for sure, California is a breeding ground for leftist apologists for Islam)
With the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, often known as ISIS, Billoo said she has noticed an increase in complaints of derogatory comments targeting individual Muslims in the area.