Geographically-challenged vandals attack Darwin church

From the Northern Territory News:

Offensive slogans racist and wrong

Ellie Turner

A CHURCH has been defaced by racist vandals in northern Darwin.

Worshippers got a nasty shock when they arrived at the Serbian Orthodox Church, at Malak, to find it smothered in spray painted “tags”, initials, obscene language and racist slurs recently.

Offensive slogans that mark the white-walled church, on Dalwood Crescent, include the slur “f***n Arabs”.

It is unknown if the vandals were geographically challenged or chose to ignore that Serbia, in eastern Europe, sits almost 1000km as the crow flies from its closest Arabic-speaking neighbours Lebanon and Syria.

The church, which has been at the site more than 15 years, hosts people from other nationalities including members of Darwin’s large Greek community.

News brief · 5 May 2014