Broward News

"JIHAD" Scrawled Across I-95 Near Delray Beach Incites Racism And Islamophobia

Over the weekend, the word "JIHAD" in bold and black letters materialized on the side of 1-95 North near Delray Beach, without a word of explanation.

Next, on SW Fourth Avenue, police found a sticker emblazoned with the word "Jihad" clinging to an electrical box.

Was this all the work of a harmless prankster? Or something much darker?

Some people have decided to fill in the blanks.

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Terrence McCoy