Feces Left at Muslim Group's Door

November 29, 2007

Author: Lilliam Albizu-Campos

Source: The Miami Hurricane


With swastikas drawn around Columbia University earlier this month, and numerous hate crimes occurring on other college campuses this semester, the University of Miami appeared to be unscathed - until three weeks ago.

On Nov. 6, members of the Muslim Student Association came to their usual meeting place, building 21-Q in the Apartment Area, and found it desecrated. Someone had left feces on the front steps of the student's place of meeting and prayer.

"We are considering this a hate crime because there are bathrooms around the area," said Omar Howeedy, vice president of the Muslim Students Association. "I don't think anyone would want to do that with a good intent."