By: Renee Nal | New Zeal
On Good Friday, a statue of the Blessed Mother at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood, Massachusetts was covered in black spray paint, with the Arabic “Allah” scrawled on it’s base. Reenat Sinay and Alexandra Koktsidis of the Boston Globe declined to mention that the act was a “hate crime,” while similar vandalism has been described that way at mosques by the same publication on numerous occasions (see here and here).
As far as the “Allah” scrawl, the Boston Globe failed to mention what it was, referring to it only as “graffiti”:
The body of the statue, which depicts the Blessed Mother with praying hands, was covered in paint. Graffiti was scrawled beneath a plaque that reads ‘To Jesus Through Mary,’ on the base of the statue, which stands in a garden outside the parish school.