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Denver bookstore named "Isis" becomes target of vandalism

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The owners of a New Age bookstore in the Denver area say they believe they were targeted by vandals because of the shop's name: Isis Books and Gifts.

KMGH-TV in Denver reports that the Isis sign was damaged after someone threw rocks at it.

The store's owner says they have been targeted by vandals before because of the name, which is among the acronyms used to refer to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). She says the most recent vandalism is likely in response to Friday's terror attacks in Paris.

The owner says the store is named after the Egyptian goddess Isis. She says the store has had the same name for 35 years and she has no plans of renaming it.

The store posted a picture of the broken sign on its Facebook page with a message urging supporters to "send protective energy to us, as this is just one of the many incidents of harassment we have experienced."

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
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