A Michigan professor is under fire after voicing his opinion.
Indrek Sven Wichman, a mechanical engineering professor at Michigan State University, is in the midst of a controversy stemming from a critical e-mail he wrote to the Muslim Student Association (MSA) on campus.
According to the Lansing State Journal Wichman’s note criticized Muslim culture and Muslim protests against cartoons depicting Mohammad. The Journal goes on to report that the school’s Muslim Students’ Association is now calling for a "public reprimand" of professor Wichman because he called the group "dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems."
Moreover, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says Professor Wichman expressed his desire that the group would "return to your ancestral homelands…instead of troubling Americans."
MSA President Farhan Abdul Azeez tells the Journal that this incident is unacceptable, "especially considering Michigan State’s commitment to trying to be inclusive and welcoming and diverse."
The MSA wants Michigan State "to establish a mandatory freshman seminar addressing ‘hate and discrimination,’ to set up diversity training programs for faculty and to provide support for Islamic culture and diversity programs, as well as programs addressing issues faced by Muslim students," reports the Journal.
So let’s see…
Ward Churchill calls the victims of 9/11 "little Eichmann," another professor’s "scholarly" work suggests Jesus walked on a piece of ice instead of water, and yet another professor can deny the Holocaust ever happened, but woe to the professor who voices his opinion against a radical leftwing group.
According to the Lansing State Journal, an MSU spokesman wasn’t ready to comment on the situation.