Muslim student persecuted, told to ‘shut the f*ck up’ … because he’s conservative

Muslim student persecuted, told to ‘shut the f*ck up’ … because he’s conservative
Source: College Fix

Ahh, the party of tolerance and civility strikes again! This time, liberal antagonists at the University of Michigan had to decide which was more important to them: their blind defense of all things Muslim or their hatred of conservatives.

It appears from a story at the College Fix that the latter instinct won out. Omar Mahmood, a Muslim student who espouses conservative and libertarian beliefs, returned to his apartment to find the words d*ck” and “scum” scrawled on his door, along withe invitation to  “shut the f*ck up.” Some of the vandalism was visual and included included an image of the devil.

Some of the warnings were posted on paper that included a print out of Mahmood’s satirical essay he wrote recently for the conservative campus publication the Michigan Review that poked fun of liberals’ victimhood mentality. That column, titled “Do the Left Thing,” caused an uproar among some on campus and triggered his termination as a columnist from the mainstream Michigan Daily student newspaper.

The vandalism was discovered Friday morning by Mahmood’s roommates. They live in an apartment complex that mostly houses students just outside the campus property.

In an interview with The College Fix, Mahmood described the scene he encountered:

There was a cracked egg thrown at the door, hot dogs thrown at the door. The messages were clearly threatening. These people don’t know me personally, so I don’t know why they would do this with such vengeance. This seems like a very personal attack.

Mahmood acknowledges that his political views are not consistent by and large with those of his Islamic peers on campus, but calls that “ironic”:

I think most Muslims have a lot in common with the principles of American conservatism. I have libertarian and traditionalist views, and I think those are very compatible with Islam. Muslims should be in line with them. I don’t know why we have to side with the more angry activists who are morally depraved.

Mahmood should take some solace from the fact that there is no Muslim equivalent to “Uncle Tom,” the name used by liberals to smear blacks who have the temerity to think for themselves.

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Howard Portnoy

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Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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