College investigates after Qur’an found in toilet

A lower Manhattan university is investigating how a paperback copy of the Quran from the campus library ended up in a public toilet, school officials said Tuesday.

The discovery at Pace University was among three separate incidents in the past two weeks involving vandalism with racial or religious overtones. In the other two, racial slurs were scrawled on a student’s car parked at a satellite campus in Westchester County and on a bathroom wall at the downtown campus.

Associated Press, 3 October 2006

Update:  See “CAIR-NY takes part in Pace U mtg on Quran desecration”, CAIR press release, 6 October 2006