The Muslim Student Association at the UTD has condemned the
‘hateful’ act, according to The Mercury, the university’s student-run website.
The hate crime was discovered by Jonathan Schuler, a member
of the student government.
He told The Mercury: ‘I was appalled. It made a lot of the
hate I had been hearing and seeing on national news real, and very present.’
Schuler alerted other students including Sammy Lutes, who
took photos as evidence.
He said: ‘I was just really shocked. And I was kind of in
disbelief for a moment. I didn’t believe that was a real thing that must have
‘In itself, I think it is an isolated incident not part of a
larger effort. But I still think it is extremely frightening. I think that
administration should really address the situation of Islamophobia and hate on