Canada: Anti-Muslim posters found at University of Calgary

Canada: Anti-Muslim posters found at University of Calgary

“We hope the perpetrators can be identified and held to account, but really, we’re here today to support our Muslim students. We have a number of associations [for them].”

University officials are speaking out after about 40 anti-Muslim posters were discovered and taken down by security at the U of C’s main campus.

President Elizabeth Cannon said these are disturbing, extremely offensive posters that in no way reflect the school.

“It makes me personally very angry,” Cannon stated. “We obviously turned this over to Calgary police. They’re investigating as we speak. We hope the perpetrators can be identified and held to account, but really, we’re here today to support our Muslim students. We have a number of associations [for them].”

The U of Calgary has reached out to their Muslim Students’ Association, Ahmadiyya Muslim Students’ Association, Calgary Ismaili Students’ Association, Thaqalayn Muslim Association, Women’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Students’ Association, and the faith and spirituality community to offer support.

The school is asking anyone who finds the posters to give them to campus security.

The campus community gathered during the Tuesday noon hour to show solidarity with students.

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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