Swastikas Spray Painted On Jewish Fraternity At Emory University

Emory University responded to swastikas that were spray painted on a Jewish fraternity.
October 6, 2014 1:58 p.m.

Swastikas were found spray painted on the walls of a Jewish fraternity at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. on Sunday following Yom Kippur, the university told Business Insider.

The swastikas were found along with other graffiti just hours after the end of the Jewish holiday, the website reported.

Emory told Business Insider that campus police were investigating the incident at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and have since increased patrols.

In a statement on the Emory University website, President Jim Wagner said that the university “will not tolerate such acts.”

“Among the many pernicious things the swastika symbolizes, in the last century it represented the most egregious and determined undermining of intellectual freedom and truth-seeking,” Wagner said. “In short, its appearance on our campus is an attack against everything for which Emory stands.”

The Emory fraternity also released a statement to Business Insider.

We are outraged at the insensitive display of prejudice that occurred at the Alpha Epsilon Pi house at Emory University. We are working alongside Emory to ensure that intolerable acts of hate, such as this, will never occur again. We are thankful for the community around us that has shown tremendous support throughout this time.

Business Insider said a report published by the student newspaper, The Emory Wheel, revealed that swastikas were also found in September in the school’s library.

A Twitter user named @AtlantaSmiles posted a photo of the graffiti on Sunday:

Image via Wikimedia / [Nolabob]

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