A Beloit College Muslim student faces criminal charges after police contend he spray-painted his own dorm room door and a nearby wall with anti-Muslim hate graffiti, the latest in a long line of hate crime hoaxes on college campuses in recent months.
Washington Times Beloit Police arrested Michael Kee, 20, last Wednesday after investigating his claims that someone spray-painted a swastika and anti-Muslim racial slurs on his dorm door and nearby wall Jan. 30, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Michael Kee, 20, was arrested on charges of obstruction, disorderly conduct and criminal damage regarding the incident reported Monday, the City of Beloit Police Department said in a press release.
The Round Table, a Beloit College student publication, reports the anti-Muslim graffiti featured the messages “Die,” “Sand nigger go home,” and “#MuslimBan” on Kee’s door on the second floor of Bushnell Hall, as well as a swastika on the wall across the hall.
“Kee is a Beloit College student who reported that the wall next to and his dorm door had been spray painted with a bias symbol and phrases related to his religion and ethnicity,” Beloit Police posted to Facebook on Wednesday. “Kee was interviewed and confessed that he had done the spray painting. Kee observed how the Beloit College community had come together after the first reported incident and wanted similar attention.”