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Isis Bookstore Vandalized: Colorado Shop Named After Goddess Now a Target

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A panel of the sign outside Isis Books and Gifts store is broken Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Englewood, Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

By    |   Friday, 20 Nov 2015 10:51 AM

The Isis bookstore in Denver was vandalized last week, apparently out of anger over the recent terrorist attacks in Paris carried out by members of the Islamic State, which also goes by ISIS.

A sign outside Isis Books & Gifts, which is named after the Egyptian goddess, was damaged by a brick last weekend, according to KDVR.com.

The bookstore has used the name since it started up business 35 years ago, but the moniker has been a point of contention recently with the rise of the terrorist group ISIS.

"We're all very heartbroken [about the Paris attacks] so I don't know if somebody walking down the street just saw our name on the sign and kind of lost it for a moment and threw a rock through it," Karen Charboneau-Harrison, the owner of the shop, told the television station, adding that the incident marked the fourth time her business has been vandalized in recent months.

"Or if it was an ignorant person who actually thought this was a bookstore for terrorists, I don't know," Charboneau-Harrison added.

She posted a message on Facebook Tuesday in an attempt to garner sympathy for the store's situation.

 

Dear friends, this happened to us over the weekend. We humbly request that you send protective energy to us, as this is...

Posted by Isis Books & Gifts on Tuesday, November 17, 2015


"We humbly request that you send protective energy to us, as this is just one of the many incidents of harassment we have experienced," the post read. "The name Isis is that of the Egyptian Goddess of women, marriage, magic, healing, and more. However, with our media and politicians constantly using the word to name those in the Middle East who are the source of such horror, some people seem to get confused."

Charboneau-Harrison did tell CNN that some have started to respond positively to her appeal.

"We get calls from people who say I've never shopped there but I'm 100 percent supporting you all, and they're all sending us love and light and I know that is creating protection around us," she said Thursday.

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