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Anti-Semitic graffiti found at UC Davis

(JNi.media) Police are searching for individuals who carved anti-religious hate messages and large swastika on cars in a parking lot outside an apartment complex on the University of California Davis campus last Saturday. CBS interviewed Matthew Davidson, who snapped a picture of a large swastika keyed into the hood of 11 cars, along with the message “[Expletive] Jews.”

“It’s just shocking for me as a Jew to see such hatefulness right outside my doorstep,” Davidson said. His roommate’s tire was slashed, which she only discovered after getting onto the freeway. “It jeopardized her life,” he told CBS. “She was on the freeway and her car in danger, and everyone in the car in danger.”

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“I am deeply troubled and disappointed that the campus community has experienced another incident that included damaged property and, even more grievously, offensive and disparaging slurs,” Chancellor Linda Katehi said in a statement. “This is conduct most unbecoming and completely against our principles of community.”

Last January, swastikas sprayed in red paint on the home of the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi at UC Davis. A coalition of students and campus organizations condemned the act, declaring that “anti-Semitism, along with all other forms of hate, including, but not limited to, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, racism, and misogyny, still exist and are rampant trans-nationally and on our university campuses.” Since then there have been at least two more anti-Semitic acts, but no expressions of Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, racism, or misogyny.

Chancellor Linda Katehi also stated that “each of us has a responsibility to build and maintain a culture and climate based on mutual respect and caring. No matter what religious, political or personal beliefs we hold, as members of a university community we have an obligation to treat each other with respect and dignity.”

Still, it appears that of all the many religious, political and personal beliefs, so far only Jews have been targeted.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. You are a liar – Indian religious symbol is drawn differently, and swastika is not "common symbol" in Eastern Europe.
    And Holocaust happened not in Middle Ages – just 70 years ago, liar.
    Waiting for excuse for slashed tires from this liar

  2. Mark Geyzer Please do some research before stating hilarities. Indian symbol is not 'drawn differently' (you big fat LIAR 🙂 it's just plane-drawn instead of being drawn, angled to 45 degrees to the North-West like the Nazi symbol. And you can forget about those slashed tires…geezer!

  3. Nori,
    How would you like it if they decided to write hateful racist things on your house — this obviously was not Indians worshipping some symbol — it was damaging of someone else's property — not on their tee shirt. It's a threat saying they will break the law to show hate towards Jews. We should all carry guns in case they attack us we can defend ourselves.

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