Los Angeles: Yet another Hindu temple in the US was vandalized, with several windows broken and the word “fear” painted on its wall. This is the second such incident in America's Washington state this month.
Members who came to worship at the Kent Hindu Temple on Friday night said they were greeted by shards of broken glass windows. Regular visitors at the temple said they were not sure if they had been targeted for their faith or if neighbourhood teens were causing trouble, local KOMO-TV reported. The FBI and Kent police have been informed. The Kent temple does not have security cameras and information on the vandals remains elusive. This is the second such incident in recent days in the Washington state.
In the earlier incident on February 15, unidentified miscreants had sprayed swastika and painted “Get Out” on one of the walls of the Bothell Hindu Temple in the Seattle Metropolitan area.
Executive Director of the Washington chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations, Arsalan Bukahari, said such acts of aggression target small religious groups. Such targets could be biased and motivated, he said. “Because they choose to target certain places, we have a hunch that it might be biased and motivated,” Bukahari was quoted as saying by the television station.
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Another temple attack in US spreads concern among Hindus