May 2 2011
“Osama Today, Islam Tomorrow” is just one of the comments spray painted on a mosque in Portland, Maine.
Press Herald – The Center for Preventing Hate denounced the inflammatory graffiti spray-painted on a mosque in downtown Portland as an act of “hate and bias.” The graffiti, which included comments like “Go Home” and Osama Today Islam tomorow(sic)” was found hours after Pres. Obama anounced that U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden.
“The death of Bin Laden should be a call for the end of terrorism worldwide,” Wessler said. “It should not be the beginning of bigotry in our state. (Oh, it’s not, 9/11 was) We are better than that.” Portland police are investigating anti-Islam graffiti painted onto the Maine Muslims Community Center on Anderson Street.
The graffiti included: “Osama today, Islam tomorow (sic),” “Long live the West” and “Free Cyprus” (an apparent reference to the Turkish occupation of northern Cyprus).
Officials with the community center said they’re disappointed by the graffiti and concerned about the impact it will have on children. The mosque, or masjid, caters to a predominantly Somali Muslim community (must be part of the 80,000 Muslims Obama imported to the US with taxpayer dollars) in greater Portland and is the largest Muslim community in the city. Members say it is the first time, the center has been defaced with graffiti.
“It makes me feel like I’m not welcome,” (You’re NOT) said the group’s treasurer, Abdiaziz Mohamed, who said his four children were born here.