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A Turbah box was removed and damaged at the Bahen Centre’s prayer space yesterday, according to a statement from the Muslim Students’ Association (MSA). An anti-Shia hate note was reportedly left on the scene.

The MSA said it is investigating the situation “and are in contact with the appropriate parties and university authorities.”

As an organization that represents all Muslim students on campus, we believe this horrendous act is despicable and has no place in our community,” the MSA’s statement reads. “Prayer rooms are spaces of peace and safety, and no one has the right to deny that. No one should feel unsafe or uncomfortable in a prayer space.”

This story is developing. More to follow.

Editor’s Note (February 3): The previous headline of this article stated that the vandalism was Islamophobic. In fact, the vandalism reportedly contained an anti-Shia message. 

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