Designated terrorist group CAIR is filing a “civil rights” complaint against Henry Ford Community College in Michigan over a Black professor’s “Islamophobic” (as only CAIR would call it) rant.
CAIR has announced the filing of a Michigan Department of Civil Rights Complaint on behalf of a Muslim student against Henry Ford Community College for the lack of action taken against a professor who subjected the student to an “Islamophobic” rant in front of other students.
A Muslim student was publicly accused by his professor of supporting terrorism because of his Lebanese Muslim heritage, and was made to defend his Arab-Muslim identity while other students looked on. The professor made comments about Arab-Americans living in Dearborn being radicalized and on the government watch list and further threatened to call law enforcement on the student.
CAIR Executive Director Dawud Walid and staff attorney Amy V. Doukoure said they had filed a harassment and racial discrimination complaint against the school and instructor Michael Thomas with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
Detroit News Ali Jaber, 26, of Dearborn Heights said an Introduction to Business professor at the college verbally attacked him in a classroom when Jaber inquired about help in a Facebook website promoting Lebanon. Business Administration professor Michael Thomas questioned his loyalty as an American and implied he had been radicalized because he is Muslim, the student said. He said ‘I bet you can’t fly or leave the U.S. and are on a watch list.’
“His parting shot was that he worked with law enforcement and would keep an eye on me … that something was not right about me,” Jaber said. “I felt threatened.” Jaber said he later tried to follow up with the instructor by email but was told “my email was too long and I needed to be able to handle the tough questions America was posing about people like me.”
CAIR officials also stressed that there are a high number of Muslim students at Henry Ford Community College, which is also “in the heart of Islamic community in America.”
Jaber said his studies have suffered and he can’t concentrate or feel comfortable at school. He alleges a doctor has told him he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. (Oh, Boo Hoo)
Doukoure argued that the instructor should not be permitted to teach at the school, and other instructors and staff need to go through some kind of sensitivity training.