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After Lecturer Sues, Hamline University Walks Back Its “Islamophobic” Comments

posted on January 24, 2023

Vimal Patel of The New York Times reports that Hamline University apologized for calling a former lecturer “Islamophobic” after she showed a picture of the Prophet Mohammad in an art history class. Many Muslims believe that Islam forbids visual depictions of the prophet. The lecturer, Erika López Prater, was fired from her post after the incident and sued the school for religious discrimination and defamation. The university said in a statement, “In the interest of hearing from and supporting our Muslim students, language was used that does not reflect our sentiments on academic freedom. Based on all that we have learned, we have determined that our usage of the term ‘Islamophobic’ was therefore flawed.”

Read at The New York Times