A Torah scroll was desecrated during a vandalism incident at a George Washington University (GWU) Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house over the weekend, reports CNN.
The fraternity's president, Chris Osborne, told CNN that laundry detergent had been dumped on religious texts, specifically a Jewish Torah. Roughly a quarter of his fraternity chapter is Jewish.
"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 believe it was a hate crime."
GWU's campus police and the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department are currently investigating the incident
"I want to be clear: I condemn all such acts of antisemitism and all forms of hatred, discrimination, and bias in our community," said GWU President Thomas LeBlanc. "Any act of antisemitism is an attack on the entire GW community and cannot, and will not, be tolerated."