A Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Thornaby, UK was sprayed with graffiti which stated ‘white power’ and ‘Die Muslims’ among other racial words.
The matter is under police investigation to find out who vandalized the Gurdwara Sahib on Allensway. A few weeks ago thieves stole food and clothing from Sri Guru Nanak Gurdwara and the Sikh Community Centre.
It appears the racists mistook the Sikhs as Muslims hence the racist words directed towards Muslims.
Peter Brennan of the Village Park Resident’s Association told The Gazette Live:
He said: “This is absolutely disgusting – people need to be aware of this sort of madness.
“The vandals were obviously ignorant but the hate was real.
“The temple and community centre is a well respected part of our town and community.
“This attack in no way reflects the warm feelings felt towards the Sikh community in Thornaby.”
The Stockton Council immediately had the graffiti cleaned off the wall.
The police are requesting any witnesses to step forward and to contact them with information.
According to the police the incident occurred overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday.
The Gazette reported:
As reported, on Friday, August 14, at about 3pm a woman entered the same Temple and stole a trolley containing food and clothing.
She is described as white with long blonde hair which was tied back in a ponytail and she was wearing a long black coat and black trousers.
The woman left the temple pushing the trolley in the direction of Leahope Court in Thornaby.
Anyone with information on either crime can contact PC Christopher Bancroft on the non-emergency 101 number, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.