Anti-Muslim fliers with swastikas found in California town
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Anti-Muslim fliers with swastikas found in California town

Incident in Alameda follows the vandalizing of a local synagogue and scrawling of a swastika on a car last week

An anti-Muslim swastika-bearing flier found on the streets of Alameda, California, August 21, 2017. (KRON4 broadcast screen capture)
An anti-Muslim swastika-bearing flier found on the streets of Alameda, California, August 21, 2017. (KRON4 broadcast screen capture)

Fliers bearing swastikas were found on the streets of Alameda, California, near San Francisco, local media reported, the latest in a string of “hate incidents” in the city.

The fliers depict a Muslim woman wearing a traditional hijab headdress above the caption, “Help me kill you, stupid!” A large swastika takes up the bottom left section of the flier.

According to local television station KRON4, the fliers were found near a Muslim community center, and prompted a small gathering in support of the Muslim community on Monday night.

The fliers, found on the city’s Sherman Street by a resident on Monday, follow last week’s vandalizing of a synagogue and scrawling of a swastika on a car in the city.

Last Wednesday, vandals broke windows and damaged a door at Temple Israel of Alameda. Police are investigating that incident as a hate crime.

And on Thursday, a resident reported finding a swastika drawn in the dust on their parked car in the city.

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