Police investigate desecration of Torah scroll at George Washington University fellowship
Section president Chris Osborne told CNN by phone that the house was broken into while members were away and the damage was discovered early Sunday morning. “There was laundry detergent spilled on religious texts, especially a Jewish Torah,” he said.
“We believe it was an act of anti-Semitism,” Osborne told CNN. “There was a Christian Bible and a Jewish Torah in the room, and only the Jewish Torah was vandalized. I think it was a hate crime.”
“I want to be clear: I condemn all these acts of anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred, discrimination and prejudice in our community,” said President Thomas LeBlanc. “Any act of anti-Semitism is an attack on the entire GW community and cannot and will not be tolerated.”
CNN contacted the DC Metropolitan Police Department on Sunday evening for information on its investigation.
The fraternity has asked the Washington, DC chapter of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to investigate the incident.