We had this in the headlines over the weekend and thought it deserved a bit more notice. For all the hysteria at the University of Missouri in recent weeks, shouldn’t there be protests on campus about this lunatic?
A University of Missouri teaching assistant allegedly pulled a teenage relative out of her high school by her hair and assaulted her for not wearing a hijab, police said.
Youssif Z. Omar, 53, was arrested Wednesday for the alleged child abuse at Hickman High School, the Columbia Tribune reported.
Police said Omar was at the school around 3 p.m. Tuesday and noticed a 14-year-old family member who was not wearing a hijab, a traditional headscarf worn by many Muslim women.
Omar flew into a frenzy, “violently” grabbing her hair and yanking her down a flight of stairs and out of the school, police said. He then allegedly pulled her into his car and slapped her.
Omar was arrested at his Columbia home the next day on suspicion of felony child abuse, police said. He was released from jail on $4,500 bond.
The condition of the teenage relative is unknown. Omar did not return requests for comment.
Omar is a graduate teaching assistant of Arabic at the University of Missouri, according to the school’s website. A Benghazi native, he is also an editor of the school’s student culture journal, Artifacts.
In an editor’s note for a recent issue, he wrote about the need to accept other peoples’ cultures and remain open-minded about one’s own.
Sure, we need more tolerance for people who thrown teenage girls down a flight of stairs. Meanwhile, some nutcase in the comments vomited this out:
The female in question has to learn how to behave too. I’m assuming she’s a minor who he’s supporting, of course, otherwise pop might have something to say to him. For a Muslim girl to forget that Hijab is a very serious infraction. When she’s supporting herself and living under her own roof, she can do as she likes. Otherwise, she has to respect her parents. I hope they teach him to restrain his temper next time, but she isn’t blameless here.
She had it coming.