Northeastern University police are investigating who scrawled swastikas in a campus dorm -- and the school’s president is sharply condemning the incident.
The Nazi symbols were found in a dormitory common room on a dry erase board, President Joseph Aoun said in a statement.
“I condemn this hateful act of anti-Semitism in the strongest possible terms,” he said. “These actions are completely antithetical to the values of our university and all that we stand for.”
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Boston.com reports that there was also as second incident, the desecration of a mezuzah, the symbol of a Torah that Jews place in their doorframes
On the Northeastern University Hillel website , executive director, Arinne Braverman wrote:
“The desecration of one of our most precious symbols of free speech – adorning our doors with our heritage – has motivated Northeastern Hillel to purchase a variety of beautiful new mezuzot for students to proudly display. Please come to Hillel, pick out a mezuzah, and meaningfully fulfill the mitzvah by posting the holy words of the Shema “on the doorposts of your house”
Braverman praised Aoun’s handling of the incidents.
In November, another anti-semitic incident uproar came when swastikas appeared on flyers announcing a lecture by an Israel Defense Forces official