Omar Mahmood, a junior majoring in literature and anthropology at the University of Michigan, lost his job as a writer for the main campus newspaper and saw his front door tattooed with angry and profane messages after he wrote a satirical column dubbed "Do the Left Thing" for another publication. Written as parody, the column sought to poke fun at people who constantly perceive “microaggressions” -- a new term for small racial or ethnically-driven snubs.Offended that a Muslim would dare lampoon their social justice efforts, they got pretty nasty.
After falling down, the fictional character in Mahmood's column takes offense when a white male student offers a hand.
“He offered his hand to help me up, and I thought to myself how this might be a manifestation of the patriarchy patronizing me,” Mahmood wrote in the piece, which can be read at The College Fix, which first reported Mahmood’s situation.
“These progressive students attacked Omar because they felt that he, as a Muslim, cannot also be a conservative.”
On Friday night, according to Mahmood, people attacked his dorm room door, egging it and leaving copies of his satirical article with notes on the backs including “Shut the f--- up!” and “You scum embarrass us” and “DO YOU EVEN GO HERE?! LEAVE!!” along with various others, including an image of a creature with horns and another one of him with his eyes crossed out.So much for tolerance, equality and freedom of speech.
Liberal hypocrisy at its best.
Read the rest on how challenging it's been for Mahmood.