Oklahoma City police are seeking a female person of interest in the spray-painting of Nazi symbols, racial and transphobic slurs on office buildings used by the Oklahoma Democratic Party and the Native American Chickasaw Nation two miles away.
On Thursday morning, people discovered the glass doors and pavement outside the Oklahoma Democratic Party building spray painted with Nazi symbols and messages reading “Gas the Jews,” “White planet only. Gas the rest,” “Democrats N*gg*r Tr*nn**s,” “Go to Germany Weimer degenerates,” swastikas, “HH” and “1488.”
“HH” is white supremacist code that stands for “Heil Hitler,” and “1488” stands both for the 14-words slogan — “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children” — and “Heil Hitler” (H being the 8th letter of the alphabet).
This happened at the OKLAHOMA Democratic headquarters 3700 n Classen! Hatred Racism ! Not surprised pic.twitter.com/o1fEDy2fnX
— Jabee (@mynameisJabee) March 29, 2019
The Oklahoma Democratic Party building also had graffiti of the word “Israel” crossed out as well as the phrase “the Goyim know.” (Goyim is a word for a non-Jewish person.)
The vandal or vandals(s) also posted a rambling letter written on brown paper in red marker and blue ink that featured an image of former President Barak Obama, a bleeding bullet wound on his forehead, and a racist screed stating, “Trump Pence Hitler 2020” and “Where are all the f*ck*ng white people?”
— Abby Redfearn (@abstract_04) March 28, 2019
The graffiti in front of the Chickasaw Nation building read, “Indians will be gassed.”
Community members gathered to scrub and pressure spray the graffiti away the following morning. They also hung an overhead banned that showed through the Democratic Party’s glass doors reading “Love will prevail.”
“We definitely know what hate looks like, and this is what hate looks like” said Imad Enchassi, Senior Imam of the Society of Greater Oklahoma City. “It wasn’t long ago the interfaith community was together in a memorial service for the victims of the New Zealand terrorist attack. It wasn’t long ago we were at the synagogue for the Pittsburgh shooting terrorist attack. This is what hate looks like.”
Gesturing to the crowd of cleaners, Enchassi continued, “But at the same time, this is what love looks like: Looking at people from all phases of life, coming here together cleaning what the perpetrator thought would make us intimidated or scared. But it actually brought us together.”
Oklahoma City Police have released images of a woman wanted in questioning for the vandalism. Police have encouraged community members to call with any information they might have.