Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression Files Complaint on Behalf of Adjunct Instructor

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by Katie Kortepeter A Hamline University art instructor was removed from her position after sharing two Renaissance depictions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad in class, according to reports. The professor has not been named in any reports on the incident but was identified as a female in the Pioneer Press. School administrators condemned the professor in a Nov. 7 campus-wide email, calling her behavior “undeniably inconsiderate, disrespectful and Islamophobic,” according to Hamline’s student newspaper, The Oracle. Many Muslims today hold that their religion forbids any depiction of its founder, hence the outrage from Aram Wedatalla, president of the school’s Muslim Student Association. […]
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