A Hindu temple was recently vandalized in Bothell, Washington. The words “Muslims get out” were spray painted on the side of a building, as well as swastikas. A junior high school was also hit.
So… whoever vandalized this Hindu building obviously mistook it for a mosque. I, personally, find this surprising! I would expect someone who goes around spray painting swastikas to have a higher intelligence than that! Well, I guess stupidity isn’t a symptom of only one race or religion.
Well, for those of you who don’t know, Islam and Hinduism are two separate religions. Muslims believe that there is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet. Hindus, however, believe in a ton of different gods. On Monday, in fact, this temple that was vandalized celebrated the Great Night of Shiva (one of their many gods.)
Another ironic twist to this story: a swastika is not the evil symbol that we know it as, today. In fact, the swastika is a symbol of good luck for Hindus. It has been for possibly thousands of years.
So, these vandals have shown themselves to be comically ignorant of who they were hating on, and they accidentally wished them good luck! They’re now laughing stocks, and they’ve encouraged the city of Bothell to send this Hindu Temple a ton of support and kind messages. These vandals have, in fact, done more good than harm! We need more racists like that in America!