Sullivan responds to anti-Muslim posters on Grounds

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A statement from University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan says she denounces some posters that appeared Tuesday near the first-year residence halls.

According to the statement, the posters were anti-Muslim.

In response, Sullivan wrote, "Efforts to stir up religious hatred and discrimination have no place here. I want to make clear that I explicitly denounce such efforts to create division within our university community and to make particular members of our community feel excluded or marginalized."

She says religious liberty is a key element of American heritage and a fundamental value at UVA.

Sullivan also adds that safety of the community is a paramount concern, and such incidents are taken seriously.