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By Curtis Brodner
3 hours ago
NEW YORK (1010 WINS)-- A 45-year-old Jewish woman was arrested on Wednesday for spray-painting two swastikas on a bus stop in Borough Park, a neighborhood that is home to the largest Jewish population in New York City.
She scrawled one swastika over a billboard calling for an end to anti-Semitism and another inside the bus stop in front of multiple witnesses.
“I am Jewish. This is my art, this is how I express myself. I don’t agree with Judaism and how the Jewish people are,” Hakakian told police after her arrest, according to an anonymous law enforcement who spoke the New York Daily News.
Police charged Farnoush Hakakian with hate crime criminal mischief.
After her release, she started posting anti-Semitic rants on Facebook and announced on Thursday that she intends to convert to Buddhism.