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Fri Nov 4, 2016, 10:27 AM Nov 2016

Graffiti of Crusades’ rallying cry investigated as possible hate crime at USM [View all]

Source: Kennebec Journal

University of Southern Maine police are investigating a possible hate crime after graffiti was found in the student government offices, officials said Thursday.

A student who is known to at least one student senator wrote the Latin phrase “Deus Vult” or “God Wills It” on a desk and a wall, according to student leaders.

The phrase was used as a rallying cry for Christians during the Crusades in medieval times, and more recently has been adopted by the alt-right political movement as an anti-Muslim insult.

In an email to the campus community, USM President Glenn Cummings condemned the “anti-Muslim graffiti” found in the office in the Woodbury Campus Center.


Read more: http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/11/03/usm-investigating-possible-hate-crime-graffiti-at-student-senate-office/

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