Possibly in fear of their lives that they would be held responsible for putting the Islamic 'holy' book there, they alerted authorities . . . anonymously.
UT-Dallas Police Chief Larry Zacharias told The Texas Tribune on Thursday that they "don't have too many leads" but are reviewing toilet videos with the help of university staff who were eager to volunteer to help. The Chief believes his team may have narrowed the timeframe for the death-deserving incident to about a 30-minute period.
"It's not something we want to blast out on campus because we don't want people to go, 'Oh, you're a suspect in the Quran thing," Zacharias said, emphasizing the diversity of the student body and adding, 'There's not much divisiveness on this campus at all."
During the November presidential elections, Zacharias said he made a point to ask students, particularly Muslim women, if they felt safe. The answer was always yes, he said. This may be due to the fact that they are easily distinguishable from the Jewish students who are statistically much less safe than the general population.
The Chief said he agrees with students who view what happened as a "one-time, stupid incident."
The president of the school's Muslim Student Association, an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, condemned the incident.
"Given the current political climate and how Muslims are portrayed in the media, [see, for example, "Little Mosque on the Prairie"] it makes certain individuals act in this hateful way," said Mohammad Syed.
If the perpetrator(s) is discovered, heads will roll. The smart money, however, is that the dude is a Muslim.
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