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Reports of anti-Muslim fliers on campus incite fear

A rumor of “Punish a Muslim Day” fliers on IU’s campus began spreading Monday afternoon.

The Indiana Daily Student has been unable to confirm the posters were located on campus.

This tweet contains the image of the alleged flier. The same flier has reportedly been found on other campuses and at mosques around the world.

Leaders of IU’s Muslim Student Association said they believe rumors of the fliers were spread to cause fear. MSA has not been able to confirm the fliers were on campus either.

MSA president Luma Khabbaz, a junior, said members of the group are concerned for their safety.

“This is supposed to cause fear,” Khabbaz said.

The group requested an IU Police Department officer to be at their event Tuesday, part of Islam Awareness Week.

Assistant Dean Sara Ivey Lucas confirmed in an email to Khabbaz an IUPD officer will be present at the event.

IUPD Capt. Craig Munroe said he will be in uniform at the event alongside IU’s Demonstration Response and Safety Team.

Munroe said the department received reports of the fliers in Wells Library and the Chemistry Building on Monday but has also been unable to verify their existence.

He said University employees and IUPD officers have been looking for the fliers since Monday.

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