After converting to Islam, a Texas college professor, Daneil Mashburn (right), tried to bring his students to his newfound faith by babbling incoherently about the tenets of Islam instead of doing what he was being paid to do – teach astronomy. But what students saw him do next had them fleeing the classroom and frantically calling 911, thinking they were witnessing the prelude to an Islamic terror attack.
FOX News On January 16, Tarrant County College students attended an astronomy lecture to find that their professor was nowhere in sight. Once the students had taken their seats, TCC Adjunct Professor Daniel Mashburn entered, turned off the lights, and launched into a psychotic rant in which he proselytized Islam to his terrified pupils.
Students feared they might be witnessing a terror attack unfolding as Mashburn, who they didn’t even know was their professor, had covered his identity with a baseball cap, knit hat, gloves, hooded coat, and a scarf over his face, according to Fox News.
Students say the professor talked about the Koran and the moon and the dark night and seemed incoherent and never discussed anything astronomy-related. “Mostly he was talking about different things of the Muslim faith,” McLeod said.
“He kept messing with his pocket and you could tell there was an object in the right-hand pocket. And whenever he went to pull out his hand, I started having this really bad feeling and jumped up and ran out of the classroom.”
All but 2 of the 25 students attending the lecture scrambled to get out of the classroom, worried that the seemingly disturbed professor might have something ominous planned. Others called 911 to report Mashburn’s terrifying behavior, which prompted him to launch into yet another hysterical Islamic rant.
Daniel Mashburn then admits that he purposefully kept his “teaching philosophy,” which undeniably involves preaching Islam in the classroom, a “secret” from his TCC superiors. He finally confesses that he is “tired of hiding in the shadows” and “fearing their law” before sinisterly declaring “I fear Allah.” Mashburn then displayed a paperback Quran, telling Todd that he holds “the universe” in his right hand.
Mashburn was suspended indefinitely by the college, and his replacement is expected to arrive for the next class, according to the report. No criminal charges were filed.