Canada: Anti-Muslim posters found at University of Calgary
“We hope the perpetrators can be identified and held to account, but really, weâ€™re here today to support our Muslim students. We have a number of associations [for them].â€
University officials are speaking out after about 40 anti-Muslim posters were discovered and taken down by security at the U of Câ€™s main campus.
President Elizabeth Cannon said these are disturbing, extremely offensive posters that in no way reflect the school.
â€œIt makes me personally very angry,â€ Cannon stated. â€œWe obviously turned this over to Calgary police. Theyâ€™re investigating as we speak. We hope the perpetrators can be identified and held to account, but really, weâ€™re here today to support our Muslim students. We have a number of associations [for them].â€
The U of Calgary has reached out to their Muslim Studentsâ€™ Association, Ahmadiyya Muslim Studentsâ€™ Association, Calgary Ismaili Studentsâ€™ Association, Thaqalayn Muslim Association, Womenâ€™s Ahmadiyya Muslim Studentsâ€™ Association, and the faith and spirituality community to offer support.
The incident comes shortly after racist posters turned up at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, with those messages targeting Sikhs.
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