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Someone Spray-Painted Anti-Semitic Graffiti On A Rabbi's Home In Ottawa

"This is what has been unleashed by the American President Elect, and those that support him."

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A rabbi in Ottawa says she woke up on Tuesday morning to find a swastika and the slur "kike" spray-painted on her front door.

Anna Maranta / Via facebook.com

Rabbi Anna Maranta posted a photo of the graffiti on Facebook, suggesting it was an aftereffect of Donald Trump's election.

"This. This is what has been unleashed by the American President Elect, and those that support him," she wrote.

Maranta, who holds some religious services in her home, lives in the affluent Glebe neighbourhood of Ottawa. The rabbi did not immediately respond to a BuzzFeed Canada request for comment, but she told the Ottawa Citizen she has not received any recent threats or intimidation.

"I've had nothing, so this is just completely out of the blue," Maranta told the Citizen.

Anna Maranta woke up in middle of night to find swastika and ethnic slur spray painted on her door in Glebe #ottnews

Maranta told the newspaper she plans to respond to the incident with an open heart.

"We need to talk and communicate and prepare meals and learn to overcome differences by finding commonalities," she said.

UPDATE

Ottawa police have charged a teenager in connection with a rash of vandalism targeting religious communities. Police chief Charles Bordeleau told CBC News the minor was caught after the sixth such incident, but he did not say which ones he was specifically being linked to.

Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.

Contact Ishmael N. Daro at ishmael.daro@buzzfeed.com.

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