A new American Association of University Professors report criticizes Hamline University for its treatment of an adjunct professor who showed students images of the prophet Muhammad, saying she was academically justified in displaying them and the institution was wrong to label this "Islamophobic."
Erika López Prater's situation made national headlines this winter. The report says the university didn't renew her part-time teaching position and an administrator—David Everett, vice president for inclusive excellence—called her actions "undeniably inconsiderate, disrespectful and Islamophobic" in a universitywide email.
This all came in the wake of a Muslim student complaining about the images. Many but not all Muslims believe these images are sacrilegious.