11/15/2016 10:27 EST

Anna Maranta, Ottawa Rabbi, Finds Swastika Spraypainted On Home Door


An Ottawa rabbi says her front door was hit with racist graffiti between Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

Anna Maranta posted a photo of the graffiti on Facebook. It showed a swastika and anti-Semitic slur in red paint.

Maranta said the hateful message is an example of what has been "unleashed" by U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.

"This. This is what has been unleashed by the American president-elect, and those that support him," she wrote.

Maranta, a social activist, uses her home as a prayer space, according to the Ottawa Citizen. She told the paper she has received verbal abuse before, but nothing to the level of the hateful graffiti.

The appropriate response to the graffiti is opening up dialogue, Maranta said.

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


Posted by Anna Maranta on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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

Maranta asks anyone with information about the graffiti to contact her or the Ottawa Police Service's hate crimes unit.