Jul 9 2014
BROOKLYN, NY – Neighbors and residents of Kensington say anti-Muslim graffiti spray-painted on an Ocean Parkway mailbox is particularly offensive because it has reappeared during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (Before the Muslim invasion not long ago, this neighborhood was primarily Jewish)
Kensingtonbk Reports that the slogans “Allah is Evil” and “Islam is Barbaric” appeared on either side of the mailbox. Residents of the diverse neighborhood said that while they have seen similar instances in the past, the neighborhood is generally conflict-free.
Richard Padilla, who works in Kensington, said, “Things like this should never happen, especially in this time of day in the world.”
Kensington resident Seefat M. Aman, said, “I think it’s because of all the politics that are going on in Gaza, an especially with Ramadan now.”
We have reached out to the 66th Precinct, but have not yet received a response.
It seems more derogatory scribbles have popped up around Kensington, too. Spotted on the northwest corner of Ocean Parkway and Avenue C as well as several yards up towards Beverley Road (partially painted over, below), these mailboxes took our breath away when we saw them last week.
(Yes, indeedy, this IS terrible because now it will cost NYC taxpayers to get rid of it)