Though it didn’t convert into a mass movement or even a hashtag on Twitter, some residents of Bothell city in Washington tried to reassure the local Hindu community, which was left shocked and dismayed to see hate message written on their temple on the occasion of Maha Shivratri.
Local US media reported that some people came out and put posters and cards in support of the community. The hateful words on the walls have been erased too.
While the authorities are investigating who could be behind these attacks, the unfortunate incident has also led to some US citizens discover that the swastika is a sacred symbol of Hindus and not some exclusive insignia of the Nazis.
The level of ignorance and intolerance would surely have shocked the founding fathers of the USA.