Music professor who said Muslim woman safer in US forced out

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio music professor who said Muslim women and girls are safer in the U.S. than in any Middle Eastern country has been forced to retire.

The <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/03/08/university-cincinnati-cuts-ties-professor-accused-discriminatory-comments-against-muslim-student/408416002/”>Cincinnati Enquirer reports</a> University of Cincinnati assistant professor Clifford Adams has been placed on administrative for the remainder of the semester and will retire May 1.

He made the comment online to a Muslim student who had criticized Donald Trump’s presidency and spoke about freedom and diversity. Adams wrote “how dare” she complain.

Adams didn’t respond immediately Friday to a request for comment. He earlier wrote a letter to The Enquirer saying he was “deeply sorry” and was trying to have a “lively, provocative, scholarly argument.”

School spokesman Greg Vehr says the university is “committed to excellence and diversity.”

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.enquirer.com”>http://www.enquirer.com</a>

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