A poster reading “kill the Muslim” was found written on a poster at University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus Tuesday night.
The hateful message was on a poster that instructed people what to do in an active shooter scenario. It was written around an image of someone hitting a gunman with a chair, depicting the ‘fight’ option. The message was meant to suggest that an active shooter would likely be Muslim.
This marks the second time in the last year that police at University of Southern Maine’s Portland are investigating anti-Muslim graffiti.
Via Maine Public:
In an email to the university community USM President Glenn Cummings called the statement “disgraceful” and expressed regret that the school has not been able to prevent multiple anti-Muslim incidents over the past year.
“I am personally sickened by this and apologize to our many Muslim students whose presence on our campus and contributions to our university I could not value more,” said Cummings. “While we can not control the behavior of every single person who finds their way onto our campus, I can assure you our approach is that even one incident is too many and will not be tolerated.”
Back in November, University of Southern Maine police investigated graffiti found in the Woodbury Campus Center that read “Deus vult.” The phrase is Latin and translates to “God wills it.”