Concord, NH: Malicious graffiti found on three refugees’ homes
Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 20, 2011
Update September 21: Reward offered to find the perpetrator of what is being called a “hate crime” here.
This is not the way to express one’s unhappiness with the arrival of more and more refugees to your towns and cities. We live in America and we go through a political process (as frustrating as that can be!) to make ourselves heard—not through intimidation of those who are helpless. Actions such as this deplorable one only play into the hard Left’s political agenda to create chaos and unrest.
From the Concord Monitor today:
Manessee Ngendahayo proudly held the small vase of mismatched wild flowers and pointed at the note attached.
“I wanted you to know I am glad to have you in my community,” the note from “Cheryl” read.
Ngendahayo doesn’t know who Cheryl is, but her words and gift are a comfort to him, he said: “This, this is what we have found here in Concord. Not that.”
“That” is the paragraph of racist, xenophobic graffiti Ngendahayo’s family found on the front of their Perley Street house Sunday morning.
Two other families in the neighborhood, all refugees from Africa, found similar graffiti on their homes.
Written in a small scrawl of black marker across the white clapboards of all three houses, the graffiti declares with slurs that the city was better before refugees resettled here.
“Your subhuman culture has already brought many crimes linked to your mud people,” one of the messages reads.
Another says “the church is destroying our towns just to save a few doomed Africans. This is a bad joke on us.”
The third, at Ngendahayo’s house, begins with, “You are not welcome here. You lower the value and safety of our good town. . . You bring death wherever your cursed people go.”
The Concord police are treating the incident as a hate crime, according to a news release from Concord Regional Crimeline.
Read the whole article. African refugees were the targets of the graffiti.
For new readers, Concord, New Hampshire (not the deep south!) is having lots of refugee/immigrant related problems. You can learn more about recent history on that issue in our Concord archive here.
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