Tuesday, December 1, 2015

More Shenanigans at the University of Missouri

Far be it from me to tell someone how to raise their kids.  Somehow I seriously doubt the football team will be demanding the firing of MU assistant professor Youssif Omar after he dragged his 14-year-old daughter by the hair down a flight of stairs.  Omar was upset that his daughter was not wearing her hajib:

Omar ... grabbed the girl “very violently by the hair” and pulled her outside and down a flight of stairs. [He also] allegedly slapped the girl’s face and pulled her into his car by her hair ...

Honestly, I have no problem with a father disciplining his daughter for violating his cultural and religious standards for dress and deportment.  I am not offended by the fact that a Muslim father thought his teenage daughter should be properly covered.  I am offended by the fact that Omar thought he could get away with physically attacking his child, publicly humiliating her. 

We are not "anti-Muslim".  We are not "afraid" of Islam or its practitioners.  The realistic among, however, realize that Muslims have, for the most part, a different worldview.  The local mosque is not going to condemn Omar.  Muslims are going to make excuses for this man and his actions.  Students are not going to go on a hunger strike to protest the fact that they have a child abuser as an assistant professor.  It's one of the joys of diversity.

Muslims and other groups who refuse to assimilate and accept basic societal values really have no place among us.  That's the reality.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed - but on the subject of Universities, there is some good news in Oklahoma...