Source: Wicked Local Waltham/Daily News Tribune
Standing on the edge of Brandeis University's Peace Circle, senior Beth Bowman urged the 100-plus students and faculty gathered in support of the campus' Muslim community to look around and take in the feeling of unity.
In the wake of vandalism and the theft of Imam Talal Eid's Quran at the Muslim Student Association's newly renovated suite and prayer space on March 5, students held a peaceful vigil outside of the Usdan Student Center Friday afternoon, some even ditching class to attend.
Some wore white headscarves, some white yarmulkes, and many threw white T-shirts over sweaters, symbolizing peace, in a show of solidarity.
Student Sahar Massachi, the founder and editor of InnermostParts.org, the unofficial school blog, presented Eid with a petition he called "a love letter," signed by more than 400 Brandeis students and professors.