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CAIR Welcomes Resignation of Montana Professor who Expressed Sexist and Islamophobic Views 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 10/25/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the resignation of a University of Montana professor who expressed Islamophobic and sexist views in blog posts.  

Earlier this month, CAIR welcomed an investigation by the university of the professor’s blog posts, in which he reportedly said that religious Muslims could not be peaceful and that women “lose value” after age 16. This week, the professor resigned from his position, stating that he didn’t believe the investigation was being handled with “objective due process.”  

SEE: Prof. resigns amid probe into posts on women, Muslims

CAIR Welcomes Probe of Montana Professor’s Islamophobic Blog Posts  

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

We welcome this resignation and urge universities in Montana and nationwide to take concrete steps to challenge Islamophobia, systemic racism 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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La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.           

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CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530,; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,   

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