Pro-Daesh graffiti painted on a rock at an Ohio university is covered up with messages of peace.
Disturbing pro-Daesh (ISIS) messages were discovered painted on a large rock outside Youngstown State University (YSU) in Ohio on Monday, sparking a police investigatio at the campus. The messages were apparently written at some point on Sunday night and were first seen by staff arriving at the campus on Monday morning.
The rock was decorated with a Daesh flag and what appears to be an upside-down Eiffel Tower in the shape of a peace sign--essentially the reverse of the symbol used to express solidarity with Paris after last week's attacks.
Alongside the images, the phrases "YSU supports ISIS", "France deserves destruction" and "We are coming" were written.
Whoever did this to the rock needs expelled. ISIS is not some joke. Terrorism is not a joke. @OnlyAtYSU pic.twitter.com/cwusAqDNMW
-- Alex Welsh (@Colorblind_Alex) November 23, 2015
The university has stated that they do not believe there is any indication of a credible threat, however they have contacted the FBI as a precaution and local authorities are looking for those responsible.
A group of students gathered together to paint over the pro-Daesh messages with an American flag and peaceful messages, including "Salam" written in Arabic by an international student and the patriotic "Land Of The Free."
Youngstown State students paint American flag & messages of peace overtop pro-ISIS messages on campus rock #WPXI pic.twitter.com/qHZvFvh2Ks
-- Courtney Brennan (@WPXI_Courtney) November 23, 2015
Youngstown State students paint over pro-ISIS messages on rock https://t.co/XkZ1AAsP4r pic.twitter.com/bxrhttB5wz
-- Jen Steer (@jensteer) November 23, 2015
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|Date:||Nov 25, 2015|
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