World Bulletin / News Desk
Police at the University of Texas at Dallas have launched an investigation after two copies of the Holy Quran was found in a toilet on campus.
“We are still reviewing video to see if we can get people identified,” Police Chief Larry Zacharias told reporters.
The discovery was reportedly made March 28 by a student in the men’s room of the Student Union.
Zacharias said officers originally thought the copies of the holy scripture might have come from the Reflection Room — used for spiritual or religious places — on the first floor of the Student Union.
“We’ve watched video in this timeframe and only two people went into that Reflection Room — both went in empty-handed and both came out empty-handed,” Zacharias said.
The police chief called the incident “very rare and strange”, as there were no notes left on the copies and no one has claimed responsibility or ownership of the books.
“We constantly ask all of our students, from all backgrounds, do they feel safe on campus? And (the answer) is always yes.”
Police have not elaborated on the nature of the investigation. Due to lack of ownership, no complaint has been filed, reducing chances of a criminal investigation.
Muslims believe that the Quran is the word of God and defilement of the book is considered blasphemous.
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