Professor Fired For Showing Students Pictures Of Muhammad

TOPSHOT - Demonstrators wave Iraqi national flags before the Liberty Monument in the capital's Tahrir Square on October 25, 2022, during a protest against the new government of new Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani and continuing commemorations of the third anniversary of the 2019 protests that ousted former PM Adel Abdel Mahdi. - Several hundred protesters gathered on October 25 in Baghdad to mark three years since the 2019 anti-government demonstrations, weeks after rallies across Iraq on the anniversary of the protests drew thousands. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A Minnesota university reportedly has fired a professor who showed her students images of the prophet Muhammad.
  • The New York Times reported that Hamline University adjunct professor Erika López Prater lost her job after featuring depictions of the religious figure despite her class being focused on Islamic art.
  • Prater reportedly preemptively placed warnings inside her course syllabus that the class would feature images of certain religious figures like Buddha and Muhammad. Students were asked by Prater to contact her with any concerns, but the New York Times says that none of them did so.

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