Sikh gurdwara vandalized with swastikas and profanity

The Sikh Society of Calgary was found defaced with spray-painted hate symbols.

This one comes to us from Canada... but I'm okay with blaming Trump for this too. In Calgary, police are investigating a possible hate crime after someone vandalized a Sikh gurdwara with hate graffiti.

Swastikas spray painted on Sikh gurdwara in Calgary

On Thursday morning, the grounds of the Sikh Society of Calgary were found defaced with graffiti depicting a swastika and profanity. The six affected areas included several exterior building walls, doors and a sign.

Police say there is surveillance video of the incident, but they are unable to provide a clear description of the culprit due to poor video quality. According the Toronto Sun, a graffiti coordinator and hate crime coordinator have been called into investigate the vandalism.

Depending on the motive, charges could potentially be property damage, mischief or inciting hatred.

According to the World Sikh Organization, there has been an increase in "racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic vandalism across Canada." A Sikh temple in Edmonton was also targeted with racist graffiti earlier this year.

Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234.

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