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Sign at Burlington Islamic Center Vandalized

Someone spray painted "U.S.A!" on a sign for the Islamic Center.

The spray paint has been cleared off but you can still see the smudge marks on the Burlington Islamic Center sign
The spray paint has been cleared off but you can still see the smudge marks on the Burlington Islamic Center sign
Burlington Patch has learned that someone has vandalized the sign at the Burlington Islamic Center. 

According to a blog post by State Rep. Kenneth Gordon, someone apparently spray-painted "U.S.A!" over a sign for the center. 

“There is absolutely no place for this type of disrespect in our community,” said Rep. Gordon. “Especially on this 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘We Have a Dream’ speech, we must stand together as a society and condemn these despicable acts.”

“I find it offensive that someone has used a reference to our great country as a tool to send a message of intolerance,” Gordon continued. “Anyone who understands what “USA” really stands for would realize it is a symbol of peace, inclusion and respect for people of all faiths.”

Gordon plans to attend the 1 p.m. service Friday afternoon at the Mosque as a show of support and asks community members to show their support as well, according to the blog post. 

Sue Francks September 02, 2013 at 03:31 PM
Rep. Gordon really made a leap in his charge against a "religion." What this was is an act of vandalism by the town thugs and nothing more. And for the person that thinks that all the Muslims here should have the same Constitutional rights we do, is clearly out of the loop. The President is going to pass the immigration bill and make the U.S. a Muslim nation by 2016. THEN Muslims will start demanding Sharia law next. Don't believe me? Just wait and see..
Aron Levy September 02, 2013 at 03:42 PM
Hey Sue, reread the First Amendment, specifically the Establishment Clause. Then rethink your idiotic opinion. And how do you explain all the hate crimes committed against Muslims and the Sikhs idiots like you mistake for Muslims?
Justin A Round September 02, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Hey Gordon - ISLAM IS NOT A PEACEFUL PRACTICE - Where to YOU get off dropping names?!! MLK was not an Islamic, he has NOTHING TO DO with Islam, he was a CHRISTIAN and a REPUBLICAN! - YES SIR, A REPUBLICAN CHRISTIAN, WHO LOVED THIS NATION. A Center for Islam and its practices have no place in THE USA!
Aron Levy September 02, 2013 at 07:59 PM
So many sock puppets. How many of you 'people' have actually ever met a Muslim?
robbinsfarm September 02, 2013 at 09:24 PM
I did I did once when I was buying a nice rug !!!


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