Latin Phrase at Southern Maine Causes Stir and Accusations of Islamophobia

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From College Fix:

The discovery of Latin (the language, not the demographic) graffiti at University of Southern Maine student government offices has led to a hate crime investigation, and caused two student senators to resign their positions.

The phrase “Deus Vult” — “God Wills It” — was utilized “as a rallying cry for Christians during the Crusades in medieval times,” and most recently by the so-called alt-right as an “anti-Muslim insult,” the Portland Press Herald reports.

USM President Glenn Cummings said his administration considers the incident a hate crime