It’s definitely not the first time a book has ended up in the toilet, and if YouTube is any indication, religious books quite often end up there.
However, officials and students at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT) are outraged as police search for the person who dumped several copies of the Quran in campus toilets.
Police are calling the incident “shocking” and “unusual,” according to one report.
A student discovered the religious books in a bathroom in the student union building, so he took pictures of the scene and reported it to campus security, who then notified police.
The photos somehow made it into the campus newspaper, upsetting students like junior Mohammad Syed, president of the UT Dallas Muslim Student Association.
“It’s definitely saddening and a little disturbing as well,” said Syed, noting that UT-Dallas is a diverse, inclusive school. “It’s something that we do not expect to happen, especially at this campus.”
“UT-Dallas is a very welcoming environment,” he said. “And I have nothing but good things to say about it.”
Qurans in the toilet won’t stop him from getting an education. Said Syed, “You know, while there is a little voice of hate, there is an overwhelming voice of love and support [here] and we definitely appreciate that. And, I’m very happy to say I’m a student … a ‘Comet,’ over here at UTD.”
UT-Dallas Police are reviewing surveillance video from inside the student union building, but say they haven’t found “anything out of the ordinary” yet.
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