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CAIR Welcomes Probe of Montana Professor’s Islamophobic Blog Posts 

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/13/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a probe into a University of Montana Professor’s Islamophobic and misogynistic blog posts.  

The University of Montana is investigating a computer science professor’s now-deleted blog posts that disparaged Muslims and women. In his posts, the professor said that “one cannot both be a peaceful Muslim and a faithful Muslim. In other words, Muslims are only peaceful to the degree that they are not Muslims.”  

SEE: Professor on leave amid probe into posts on women, Muslims  

https://apnews.com/article/science-business-montana-missoula-university-of-montana-3d67ed898898e70533c05f8b176dd0aa

In a statement, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said: 

“The statements reportedly made by this professor are disturbing and unacceptable, especially for a person tasked with educating young people. We welcome the investigation into this matter and urge academic institutions nationwide to combat Islamophobia and all other forms of bigotry.” 

Hooper said the American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.  

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CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530, e-Mitchell@cair.com; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com   

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