Muslim student files suit against MU professor for offensive remarks

1 year 5 months 1 week ago December 16, 2015 Dec 16, 2015 Wednesday, December 16 2015 Wednesday, December 16, 2015 12:12:00 PM CST in News
By: Andrew Hebert, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - A University of Missouri student held a news conference Wednesday addressing a lawsuit she filed claiming an MU professor made sexist and religiously-offensive remarks about her Muslim faith. 

Fatma El-Walid filed a lawsuit against MU professor Michael Garcia after she said he made a series of sexist and religiously offensive remarks. 

El-Walid filed the lawsuit on Nov. 30. She claims Garcia asked her if "her parents had water boarded her as a child in preparation for the future." 

The lawsuit claims Garcia also questioned whether El-Walid's faith made her hate gay and Jewish people. It alleges Garcia said "I hear you people hate the gays. Are you a gay-hater?"

KOMU 8 News reached out to Garcia for comment. His lawyers said he denies the allegations. 

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