Police were called to the University of Texas at Dallas after two copies of the Quran were found in bathroom toilets. The Mercury, UT-Dallas’ student newspaper, broke the news that two UT-Dallas students noticed the copies of the Quran in the men’s bathroom and alerted authorities. UT-Dallas Police Chief Larry Zacharias said there weren’t many leads but they are conducting video reviews with help from university staff. He said his team has narrowed the time frame for the incident down to about a 30-minute period.
Zacharias claims the school is very diverse. During the election he asked Muslim women if they felt safe at the university, they always said yes. He believes this is a “one time stupid incident.” The president of UT-Dallas’ Muslim Students Association condemned the incident in an interview with The Mercury:
“Given the current political climate and how Muslims are portrayed in the media, it makes certain individuals act in this hateful way.” – Mohammad Syed.
Syed told The Mercury that the UT-Dallas community has responded with support and appreciation.
Waste of Tax Payer Money?
I can’t remember the last time I heard a report where the police were called after someone found bibles in the toilet, so why do Muslims get special treatment? I searched on google for “Bible found in toilet” and couldn’t find a relevant article in the first 100 results. If the police found who threw the qurans in the toilet, what offense did they commit? It’s not illegal to purchase a book and throw it in the trash can, in fact, it’s following the law, you’re not littering.
What do you think?
Source: Texas Tribune