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Vandals Target Muslim Prayer Space at Middlebury

Middlebury School is investigating an incident of vandalism proper outdoors the prayer area of the Muslim College students Affiliation, VT Digger reported. On April 9 somebody poured a substance believed to be urine outdoors the room, positioned within the basement of a campus constructing.

The assault passed off through the monthlong vacation of Ramadan, and two members of the Muslim College students Affiliation had been within the prayer area on the time. At the least one individual returned later and tried to forcibly enter the room, based on an e-mail from the affiliation to its members. Nobody was harm within the incident, however college students upset by the desecration had been urged to hunt assist from campus providers.

“Muslims face discrimination, bias, and violence in a myriad of how, and these sorts of incidents set off the concern and perception that Muslims are unwelcome, are different, and don’t deserve security and dignity,” Dean of College students Derek Doucet wrote in a joint e-mail with the faculty’s bias response group. “The desecration of an area that’s devoted for prayer is an abhorrent violation not solely of our institutional values but in addition of fundamental human decency.”

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