According to an article published today in Emirates24/7, Cici Tubb-Warbington, a teacher at the University of Central Arkansas was forced to apologize for insulting Islam when several Saudi students took offense to something she said or did involving a picture.
A female university teacher in the United States had to apologise to her Saudi students for offending Islam after they protested her behaviour to the management, Saudi newspapers reported on Tuesday.
The students went straight to the teacher’s direct manager and complained that she had placed anti-Islamic pictures with abusive remarks in their books. They threatened that in case no action is taken, they would go straight to the chairman of the University of Central Arkansas in the southern state of America.
“We went into the office of the manager of the institute where we study and submitted a protest…we told her that if she does not take action against the teacher, we will go to the head of the university,” Saudi student Ahmed bin Daheem Al Hajour said, quoted by the Saudi Ajel newspaper.
...“I just want to apologize to you if you saw something here the other day that was offensive to Islam…I liked the picture because I liked the caption-- I didn’t even look at the picture I was liking…it was a stupid mistake and I didn’t even realise until a student complained to Amy (manager) and she talked to me,” the teacher said in her message.
“I want you to know I care deeply about my Saudi students…last term for example, I rearranged my class schedule so that the men could attend mosque and not have to miss class…..I have always tried to be sensible and respectful, so I feel terrible that I made such a stupid and thoughtless mistake… I would never intentionally do something to be offensive.”
Today she wrote on her FB page something that may or may not be related to the incident:
It wasn't clear what the offensive picture was or what the "abusive remarks" the Saudi students claim she made and how this insulted Islam or how the story ended in the Saudi papers and Emirates 24/7. It's quite concerning how this college teacher might have been forced to apologize for exercizing something that may have been well-within her free speech rights. Not having all the facts makes it hard to make sense of this but it reminds me of the subjugation Islamic supremacists seem determined to impose on everyone.