B’nai B’rith International strongly condemns a hate-filled graffiti attack on the walls of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension in Oakland, Calif. The swastika, profanity, and racial slurs were found painted on the walls on Palm Sunday.
B’nai B’rith International conveys its sympathy to the church and stands in solidarity with church members over this intolerable desecration. Religious intolerance anywhere is absolutely unacceptable.
We urge prosecutors to fully punish the perpetrators to the fullest extent of hate crimes laws.