A Muslim prayer centre in Brisbane’s south has been vandalised with anti-Islam graffiti.
The words “die” and “Muslims are evil and have no respect for our ways” werepainted on the Indonesian community mosque in Rocklea, The Brisbane Times reports.
“Get the f*** out of our country” was also sprayed on the mosque walls.
A cross accompanied the graffiti.
The vandalism was reported to police about 7pm on Wednesday.
Inspector Rob Graham told 612 ABC Brisbane police were confident of finding the vandals.
“There [were] a number of pieces of evidence … located in the near vicinity,” he said. “Fingerprints and touch DNA are certainly going to shed some light and also this is a place where there is a high volume of CCTV activity and we’re very optimistic we’ll be able to determine who committed this offence in the near future.”
Previously, Mamamia wrote…
By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST
Today, all of Australia is feeling uneasy.
Revelations of a beheading plot in Sydney, allegedly orchestrated by a senior Islamic State leader, has left many Australians fearful about their safety.
But one group is particularly terrified of the horrifying news dominating headline after headline: moderate Muslim men and women.
They know the barbaric acts of the IS are not representative of their faith. They know the IS is not only targeting Westerners, but a range of religious minority groups, as well as Shi’a Muslims and even some Sunni Muslims.
They also know all too well that, whenever the actions of a radicalised few make front-page news, xenophobes are whipped into a frenzy — and they direct their hate toward peace-loving Muslims.
So frightened are some in Australia’s Muslim community that a Facebook group dedicated to support for victims of hate crimes against Muslims was set up this week. Group members use the page to report instances of abuse and swap tips on how to stay safe. Posts like these feature on the page: