A student of the Beloit College has painted an anti-Muslim graffiti on his own dorm room door and filed a police report, trying to get attention.
Police arrested a student at the Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, for painting an anti-Muslim graffiti on his own dorm room door. Reportedly, the student did this in order to get attention.
Officials of the college were shocked, when 20-year-old Michael Kee said them that his door and a wall outside his dorm room were defaced with anti-Muslim threats. As Kee told police, he felt he was being threatened over his ethnicity and religion.
According to the WQRF TV-station, initially, the incident was considered by police as a hate crime, but after an investigation it became known that Kee himself painted the graffiti and cheated police.
Now, college’s officials say that Kee was affected by the support, recently provided for a Jewish student, who was a victim of a threatening note, pushed under his door. According to police, Kee “observed how the Beloit College community had come together after the first reported incident and wanted similar attention.”
Police noted that the fraudulent hate crime would only serve to “de-legitimize” of victims of real hate crimes.