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Plane flies swastika banner over New York and New Jersey

The banner was the work of the Raelian society, a UFO religion that wants the symbol to be rehabilitated.

POLICE IN NEW Jersey received calls at the weekend from several people complaining that a plane was flying a banner featuring a swastika over Long Beach Island and the Jersey Shore.

Sightings were also reported over Manahattan, according to local news source Manasquan-Belmar Patch.

The banner showed two images of the swastika, one of which was entangled with the Star of David. The logo represents the Raelian Movement, an organisation which believes that life on Earth was created by extraterrestrials.

The Raelians use the swastika as a symbol if infinity, and call for it to be ‘rehabilited’. The ProSwastika.org group had announced that they were planning to fly the banner as part of the 3rd Annual Swastika Rehabilitation Day.

In a letter on the ProSwastika.Org website Ricky Roehr, president of the North American Raelian Movement addresses the Jewish Community Centre of Long Beach Island expressing the movement’s sympathy to the horrors suffered by the Jewish people:

If the Jewish people would not hide in terror in the presence of this symbol but instead embrace its true meaning, the world would stand in awe of this act of love.

Image: Samantha Wagner via Twitter

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