Roxanna Trinka, the truth-teller in question, is an ‘unpaid’ volunteer on an advisory council for the College of Engineering and Computer Science at FAU. The school has no plans to dismiss her, saying remarks were made on her personal Facebook account.
The only person that should be fired here is the one at this TV station who deemed such a nonsense story to be newsworthy.
Broward Palm Beach The South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the school to remove Trinka from her advisory role at the College, which has a significant number of faculty and students of Mideast origin.
“Roxanna Trinka’s bigoted and extremist views, coupled with her involvement with FAU, certainly raise concerns with the South Florida Muslim community,” CAIR-SFL Executive Director Nezar Hamze wrote. “This type of bigotry has the potential to create a hostile learning environment for Muslim students and damages the university’s image and credibility.” (If you recall, Hamze was the one who wrote an angry letter to Rep. Allen West to which West sent a one-word response: “NUTS.” Too bad FAU doesn”t have the guts to to the same)
It remains to be seen how news of Trinka’s outspoken antagonism to Islam will play out at her other position, as a director of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University (a quasi-public entity independent of the school). As reported here yesterday, the Research Park’s primary developer and operator, HDG Mansur, is owned by a Dubai-based private equity fund that prides itself on adherence to Islamic sharia law.