Tuesday, December 1, 2015

"A Fish Out of Water" at Mizzou

Youssif Z. Omar

Youssif Z Omar

This is the last thing the University of Missouri needs. It is not just another embarrassing story, but one that involves a man who until July was an asst. professor at Mizzou.  Youssif Z Omar is charged with dragging his 14-year-old niece out of her school by her hair because she was not wearing a head scarf (hijab).

“It is very hard for some people to be away from their own culture because they find themselves confined to the deep-rooted beliefs and customs they acquired and learned from the communities in which they were born and raised,” he wrote. “Such people see themselves as fish taken away from the water.”

Maybe this fish should go back to his own water. This conduct may be acceptable in Libya. It is not acceptable in the US.

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