For a university reeling for a series of PR disasters on a national scale, this can’t be how Brandeis hoped to return to the news.  The vandalism at the Muslim Student Association lounge has been picked up by the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, WCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston, the Huffington Post, and, for some reason, an obscure newspaper in Louisiana.

I hate seeing Brandeis attracting this kind of attention.  Many of the stories seem to blow a “Muslims vs. Jews” dog-whistle that gives a completely false picture of how things really are at the university.  If I were a Muslim student, I’d definitely reconsider attending Brandeis after hearing this story.

To whomever did this, if you somehow happen to read this, know that I cannot imagine that I’m sharing this campus with as low a form of scum as you.  You’ve stolen and destroyed private property, attacked a minority group, and tarnished Brandeis’s reputation.  I don’t know if you’re actually a student, but I know for sure that you are not a Brandeisian.

I’ll update this post periodically throughout the night with new links if more news stories come to my attention.

7 comments on “MSA Vandalism Hitting Area News”

  1. Sahar Says:

    We’re in the globe: Brandeis clergy, students decry vandalism

  2. Sahar Says:

    …and holy shit we’re in the AP

  3. Lev Says:

    The Boston Globe refers to innermostparts.org as the school’s unofficial blog.

    We’re moving on up!

  4. Devorah Says:

    “The Council on American-Islamic Relations, America’s largest Muslim advocacy organization, says a Muslim leader on campus suspects that the vandalism could have been prompted by a sign put up after recent renovation of the Muslim Worship Center on campus. The school’s Office of Public Safety says a Quran is also apparently missing.

    Brandeis is a secular Jewish-sponsored college just outside Boston. It has one of highest proportions of Jewish students in the state.”

    Congratulations on blaming the Jews, AP…

  5. Jon Says:

    And we’re now on the front page of the Waltham Daily Tribune: http://www.dailynewstribune.com/features/x497924914/Imam-asks-for-return-of-Quran

  6. Innermost Parts » Blog Archive » Can 300 people say NO to hate and YES to love? Says:

    […] anything about the MSA vandalism, and I felt angry at newspapers irresponsibly playing up the whole “Brandeis is a university of the Jooz there must be religious strife on campus” […]

  7. Catmann Says:

    It is difficult for me to have any sympathy for an organization that has engaged in a pattern of intimidation at many universities and colleges. The MSA has threatened Jewish students, engaged in a pattern intimidation and disruption of speakers and students opposed to the Islamic agenda. These things have taken place at Rutgers, UC campuses across California, and Brown college to name a few and all this without significant intervention by the college administrators.

    It simply comes down to this..live by violence die by violence.