Brandeis imam wants Koran returned


NEW YORK (JTA) — Brandeis University’s Muslim chaplain issued an appeal for the return of his Koran days after his campus office was vandalized.

Talal Eid said the volume contained two years worth of sermon notes and that its theft is "what keeps me upset," the Daily News Tribune reported.

"The notes cannot be replaced, so I have to start all over again," said Eid, founder of the Islamic Institute of Boston.

Eid’s Koran was discovered stolen following an act of vandalism last week at the office of the Muslim Students Association at Brandeis, a historically Jewish university in suburban Boston.

According to reports, appliances were unplugged, lamps were overturned and caulking was removed from a sealed door just weeks after a renovation project was completed.

Campus chaplains condemned the incident, which has not yet been classified as a hate crime.

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