A Georgetown University associate professor is under fire for her social media attack against a former Muslim colleague who voted for Donald Trump.
C. Christine Fair, an associate professor at Georgetown’s Center for Peace and Security Studies took to Twitter and Facebook to attack Asra Q. Nomani after she wrote an article about voting for Donald Trump while being a Muslim immigrant.
In her article, Nomani explained why she decided to vote for Trump, writing, “as a liberal Muslim who has experienced, first-hand, Islamic extremism in this world, I have been opposed to the decision by President Obama and the Democratic Party to tap dance around the “Islam” in Islamic State”.
Following the publication of her article, Nomani was bombarded with hateful messages on Twitter and Facebook from Fair, which prompted her to write a letter of complaint to Georgetown University.
“For my vote in the U.S. electoral process, Prof. Fair has leveled relentless abuse against me, including the accusation that I have ‘pimped’ myself out, a demeaning and sexist accusation that amounts to calling me a prostitute and slut-shaming me. She has written to me to ‘go fuck off,’ and publicly stated: ‘So again Ms. Nomani FUCK YOU. GO TO HELL,'” Nomani wrote in her complaint.
Nomani has requested that Georgetown investigate the matter and has asked Fair for a public apology.
Fair isn’t the first college professor to lose it on Twitter since Donald Trump was elected. Kevin Allred, a Rutgers University professor, was taken to get a psychological evaluation after he tweeted “If I see any Trump bumper stickers on the road today, my brakes will go out and I’ll run you off the road” and “will the 2nd amendment be as cool when i buy a gun and start shooting at random white people or no…?”
George Ciccariello, an associate professor at Drexel University, is also under fire for recently tweeting “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.”