U of C seeking black male after anti-Muslim propaganda plastered on campus

The University of Calgary is looking to identify a black male in his 20s or early 30s who may be connected to the offensive posters plastered across the school's campus.

Calgary police not pursuing hate crime charges

(University of Calgary)

University of Calgary campus security are looking for a black male in his 20s or early 30s as part of their investigation into Islamophobic posters that were plastered on campus.

Similar posters were also distributed to residents in the Hillhurst Sunnyside area, but no new posters have been discovered at the school since the original 40 were taken down on Oct. 4.

Students and staff at the University of Calgary responded by coming together to write messages of support and tolerance after the campus was blanketed with vulgar, anti-Muslim posters, an example of which is seen at right (with the F-word blacked out.) (Colleen Underwood/CBC)

"I want to be clear that the university's investigation has not stopped," said Brian Sembo, chief of campus security.

Campus security wants to identify and speak to a person captured on surveillance video who may be connected to the incident.

In the video, the person of interest appears to be 5-10. He is wearing glasses with clear frames and dark arms. He also has on a tuque with horizontal gray and white stripes, long earflap tassels and a large black pompom.

He is dressed in a grey jacket with black sleeves, grey sweatpants, red runners and is carrying a black Everlast gym bag.

Calgary police have decided not to pursue hate crime charges in this case, but the university says it is co-ordinating with police to determine who is responsible. 

Anyone with any information is urged to call campus security at 403-220-5333 or Calgary police at 403-266-1234.