A hiker wore a bandanna for sun protection. Then she found an anti-Muslim note on her car.

A hiker wore a bandanna for sun protection. Then she found an anti-Muslim note on her car.By Sarah Latimer

Nov 18 2016

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/11/18/a-hiker-wore-a-bandanna-for-sun-protection-then-she-found-a-vile-anti-muslim-note-on-her-car/

The woman set off for a hike on Monday, said Carolyn Jones, public information supervisor for the East Bay Regional Park District.

When she returned to her car at the California park, however, the woman discovered that the vehicle’s rear window was smashed in and her purse was gone, Jones said.

Additionally, there was a note left behind.

“Hijab wearing b—-,” it read. “This is our nation now get the f— out.”

The woman, Nicki Pancholy, told the San Francisco Chronicle that she does cover her head with a bandanna — but she is not Muslim. The newspaper reported that the Pancholy, 41, has lupus; KNTV-TV reported that she was trying to protect herself from the sun.

“When I saw it, I was in shock,” she told the NBC affiliate, speaking of the note. “That someone would feel so much hate to do this. I realize that this is the climate after this election. But I didn’t realize someone would be so ignorant and in so much pain to cause so much harm.”

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