Quran found in toilet at University of Texas at Dallas

April 14, 2017 11:49
Quran found in toilet at University of Texas at Dallas

Dallas Police are investigating the copies of the Quran, which were found in the bathroom of the University of Texas, Dallas.

The images shared by the local media show the copies of the Quran in three toilet bowls.

Campus police described the case as “strange” and “very unusual” due to the religious diversity at the school.

Police are trying to identify the suspect’s identity among six people, who have been seen entering the toilet on the evening of the incident 28th March by reviewing security footage to find a suspect.

According to investigators, a reflection room where books from multiple faiths are kept on the building’s ground floor were not touched..

Larry Zacharis, who is the police chief, said that no one knows, who owns the books, so that makes it difficult.

The case was "definitely saddening and a little disturbing as well," said Mohammad Syed the president of the college's Muslim Student Association.

"While there is a little voice of hate, there is an overwhelming voice of love and support and we definitely appreciate that," he said.

The university is "a very welcoming environment", he added.

The Islamic holy books were discovered by members of the student government after an evening meeting.

Jonathan Schuler, who found the sacred texts in the bathroom, said that he was appalled.

"It made a lot of the hate I had been hearing and seeing on national news real, and very present."

The student senators called the incident an isolated event that does not represent the university community.

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