Oberlin College Allows Muslim Prof to Violently Threaten Female Professors

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


ats02

Last spring, Oberlin College canceled classes after claims that someone dressed in a KKK robe was seen walking outside. It apparently turned out to be a woman in a blanket.

But Oberlin, which is affiliated with CAIR, does overlook some far more serious threats when they come from Muslims.

EunJung An, associate professor of French and cinema studies, is seeking at least $25,000 in damages from the college, which she said did nothing to protect her.

She filed papers in Lorain County Common Pleas Court saying fellow professor Ali Yedes crossed a line with women who work in the French and comparative literature department.

During a 45-minute tirade, Yedes told An that “in his culture, he could have had the female department chair killed because of his perceived mistreatment by her in postponing his tenure,” the lawsuit claims.

The Oberlin College website identifies Yedes as a “Muslim religious life affiliate” with the Islamic Center of Cleveland.

An said she felt physically threatened and when she complained to a senior department member, she was told she “needed to develop a thicker skin.”

Yedes allegedly told another professor in August 2013 that he brought his nephew to the United States on a student visa specifically to “stab and kill someone from his department.”

When the nephew didn’t follow through with the demand, Yedes beat him and the nephew fled the country, the suit said.

The worker in whom Yedes confided reported that information to the Oberlin College dean of arts and sciences. An’s suit said the college failed to tell her of Yedes’ threat against her life.

An said she was moved to another building, then to a basement — creating a number of job burdens — to avoid more hostile interactions with Yedes. Another female worker who the suit said was harassed was moved as well.

Meanwhile, Yedes was given tenure and a larger office, An said.

The suit also accuses Yedes of calling her a whore and other defamatory words, and disrupting meetings with outbursts. His behavior has been erratic and abusive and caused turnover of five acting French chairs, the court papers said.

The suit cites other run-ins with female professors, including incidents in April 2008 and February, April, and July 2009.

Oberlin College may not prevent Muslim faculty from acting out Islamic misogyny on campus and may even make life worse for female professors who complain, but since it does offer a Department of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, it must be okay.

Oberlin College has published an official document on triggers, advising faculty members to “be aware of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression,” to remove triggering material when it doesn’t “directly” contribute to learning goals and “strongly consider” developing a policy to make “triggering material” optional.

Oberlin censors triggering material, but not its cause.

  • Will

    Does Oberlin now offer graduate degrees in misogyny ?

    • MannieP

      Yes. It’s called Islamic Studies.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        took the words out of my mouth

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        MannieP before Will would make a GREAT Carnac bit.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Ed Mcmahon: Islamic Studies

          Carnac: Does Oberlin offer graduate degrees in misogyny?

  • A Z

    I am sure that sick_of_the_disciples (sickofthedisciples) will come up with multi-cultural response saying we do not know what those words mean to Ali Yedes unless we talk to him much like we don;t know what a hijab means to someone unless we talk to them.

  • Fed Up

    Take note you very-modern girls of Oberlin, that’s the real patriarchy. Not those scary bedtime stories about 1950′s Ward Cleaver and feminine mystique oppression you tell each other in sorority dormrooms.

    It’s the oldest, fiercest, implacable and unforgiving Patriarchy there ever was and it’s on the march the world over. And yet, the graying nags of NOW, feminist department chairs and other leading lights of feminism have nothing to say about it. Weird huh?

    Not really. Because they are leftists first, feminists second and the new religion of the left of multi-culturalism trumps women’s rights. That’s why the lesbian police chief of Minneapolis recently participated in “Hijab Day” to “celebrate” a woman’s “right to choose” to wear a hijab with no sense of irony of what it implies. But true to form for lefties a woman’s right to choose is a western ideal, not one of Prof. An’s and his kind and it’s all well and good here but the real test is what happens elsewhere if a woman “chooses” NOT to wear one? Well, she can expect a much different reaction can’t she? So, apparently, western feminists believe a woman’s rights cease at the border.

    It’s high time the women of the west recognize a real threat to their freedom when it stares them in the face because the Prof. An’s and mad mullahs of the world mean what they say, believe it or don’t, and when even very modern lesbian women of the west agree with their premises you can’t be too sure you too won’t be celebrating Hijab Day in your basement office, like it or not.

    And don’t count on all those lefties being there for you on that day because as is amply demonstrated at Oberlin and throughout the west, multi-culti is a one-way street and the first to lose in any head-on collisions are the left’s homegrown mascots. Like the very-modern girls of Oberlin.

    • BS77

      England’s lib left multicult diversity- at -any-cost immigration agenda has brought catastrophe to their shores…they have admitted the Trojan Horse and now moan in despair……. The US is following the same disastrous path. The weird thing is, no one will admit it or change course.

      • American Patriot

        England is not a country. England is one of four main internal divisions (along with Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) that make up the country known as the United Kingdom (or Britain). Calling the UK “England” is offensive to the people living in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the UK’s three other internal divisions.

        • Tanks-a-lot

          “Calling the UK “England” is offensive”

          too bad

        • ggfadf

          Really? Why do those “internal divisions” have their own soccer team to play in world cups? You ignorant.

        • tom_billesley

          Now walk into a pub in Glasgow on a Saturday night and explain that Scotland is not a country.

          • Fed Up

            Better yet, do it in Ulster.

        • T800

          “lighten up,Francis”.
          some folks get “offended” too easily.
          Besides,England conquered all of those “divisions”,and ruled them all,and still rules them to this day.

          • Larry Larkin

            Actually a Scottish King ended up on the throne of England, replacing the last member of a Welsh dynasty.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Most Americans could not care less about the “internal divisions” in the UK.

          Hey, the dumb UK didn’t care about the tribal divisions in Iraq, Syria, Jordan, etc. so why should anyone else care about the feelings of the UK?

        • Jim

          You’re not gettin enough.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Time to BDS the UK – until the time, if ever, the UK regains its senses and self worth

        and ends the mandatory BBC license fee for its subsidized experimental wireless radio BBC experiment.

        Let the socialist BBC sink or swim on its own merits.

    • Habbgun

      Anyone noticing the militant atheists suing to prevent the state from officially working with a religion through a hijab day? No? Neither did I. Wonder where they all went.

  • Veracious_one

    “The Oberlin College website identifies Yedes as a “Muslim religious life affiliate” …”
    aka pious Islamic nutcase

  • herb benty

    Arrest this friggin muslim swamy. The only thing worse than Marxist professors are Muslim professors. Just when we thought our universities couldn’t get any worse.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      You think some feminists would stage a protest against the Savage professor???

      I’m not holding my breath.

      This is a test for feminists at Oberlin.

      Zero Tolerance or lots of Tolerance when its hate speech from a Muslim?

    • Karen Wood

      Deport his ass!

      • herb benty

        The left will give him a Nobel Prize.

  • mickeyco

    Any woman teaching at or attending Oberlin is out of her mind to begin with.

  • MannieP

    So a leftie gets threatened, and squeals like a stuck pig. Defend yourself.

    Oh, that’s right. You’re against self defense. Then suck it up. You have no right to expect anyone to defend you.

    • laura r

      gee i would have made my settlement by now. i would be laughing all the way to the bank. then do a book.

  • Drakken

    I am laughing myself silly as I watch the femanazis meet Islamic reality head on, and the useful idiots on the left still think all their problems stem from white male Europeans, it is hilarious! I will watch with amusement as the left tie themselves into knots trying to explain it all away and put more COEXIST stickers on their prius’s.

    • tagfu222

      Meanwhile a white male prof who said, “You look hot in that dress,” would be onthe street looking forvwork.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        tagfu222 AKBAR!

    • DARgirl

      Standing ovation!!!

    • De Doc

      Those ridiculous COEXIST bumper stickers are so annoying. It immediately IDs the owner as clueless about Islam’s injunctions against other beliefs systems.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        WRITE OVER THE “CO” WITH AN “S’

        COEXIST BECOMES S-E-X-I-S-T.

  • http://tinatrent.com/ Tina Trent

    I’m having a hard time picturing what could be worse than a radical Islamist comp lit professor.

    The woman accusing him also does Orientalism studies: one could imagine a comparative oppression turf war.

  • Anukem Jihadi

    Who’s the boss?

    • nicky

      Bruce springsteen?

      • Anukem Jihadi

        Islam, Yusuf Islam my dear

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Yousyph Pisslam?

  • Robbie

    Karma is a bitch.

  • Esther Suzern

    Oberlin has a long track record of coddling leftist anti-Semites and excusing their on-campus Jew baiting

  • wileyvet

    I guess the administrators of Oberlin have either forgotten, or are unaware of the history of their own college. Founded in 1833, by Presbyterian ministers, it was the first of its kind to instruct Blacks and subsequently women in 1837. Now to have a raving Muslim as a professor there, is so in opposition to its purpose and its stated goals, yet for PC sake, they will tolerate the most intolerant among them. Another example of the insanity of the left, multi-culturalist belief, and the complete incompatibility of Islam with Western values.

    • jb1111

      Oberlain College has always been really weird !!

      That’s why lefties love it.

      Remember Patty Hearst?

  • T800

    these sort of threats is one reason why we have the Second Amendment and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. I don’t know why this muzzie is still walking around.

  • iluvisrael

    wanna see the war on women??

  • TheOrdinaryMan

    And to think that Oberlin college was once a way-station on the Underground Railroad, for slaves fleeing the south. How would the abolitionists who ran Oberlin back then, who understood F-R-E-E-D-O-M,have handled this foaming-at-the-mouth Islamist? Certainly not by giving him tenure. They would have run him out of town….tarred and feathered.

  • onecornpone

    The cretin is merely being himself… doing exactly what comes naturally.

    It will only get worse over time, as his type are given priority for fear of the consequence of subjecting him to rules of decorum that would land a white male colleague on unemployment. He reminds me of the Afghan man who lectured oldsters on the bus or train how easily he could slit their throats.

    At some point their rabid, unchecked anger will be dealt with. i predict ugly!

  • 23cowboy

    The lady should have immediately called Police and filed a death threat against the buthead, or found a friend with a tire iron and taught the basturd some mannors. I don’t care what college official say, then she should have files a complaint with the feds on hostial work environment and sued the college for millions…

  • laura r

    sounds to me like another fort hood waiting to happen. so whats up w/the gender studies? mix it w/ CRT, what do you get?

  • jr61020

    This is why I refuse to send my kids to this FKed up liberal school. Rather attend Ohio State

  • handgunnar

    As if we needed any more proof that academia is schizophrenic and psychotic..

  • Dan Nowotarski

    I hope EunJung An wins her law suit. as she nor anyone else should be abused by another, Yedes should have been fired for said behavior, not rewarded with tenure and a bigger office. There’s no excuse, cultural differences is not an excuse for mistreating women or anyone this way, sounds like the school officials were cowards and excused Yedes behavior. Yedes is lucky he didn’t run into one of these female teachers husbands or boyfriends, the school has an obligation to protect their employees from this type of treatment. It should have never been allowed to happen once, let alone on several occasions.

  • Joe

    The threat of Islamofascism is not limited to the issue of women’s rights. There is a far more sinister agenda at work there. They’re not just out to insult women, they are after the whole country by stealth jihad. Ask the Saudis if you can build a church in Mecca; see what they tell you. Now look at the U.S. where there are 2000 mosques; see anything fair and balanced? See any evidence they are a religion of peace? If Hitler had labeled fascism as a religion, would we all be speaking German now? Obama is allowing illegal immigration of Muslims and filling us up with more Muslims he’s brought in by his executive orders…80,000 of them! It didn’t take much more than that to invade Normandy. If, as some say, they are pouring into the country from Mexico, straight up I-35 to points north, why do you think Obama is pushing so hard for legalizing illegal aliens. Not only would we be stuck with 11 million more Democrats, but no telling how many Middle East Muslims for demographic jihad. This is how they intend to turn the U.S. into an Islamic country and they aren’t bashful about it. They say so, clearly and without equivocation.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Note to all…

    RECORD ALL CONVERSATIONS with Islamists.

    The evidence is needed to destroy the says/she says defense.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    This yedes pig sounds like the nidal hasan pig.

    Does Oberlin want to wait for more “workplace violence”?

    Act BEFORE blood is spilled.

  • Kemi

    It is almost time too begin culling the Bastards of Islam~

  • Hard Little Machine

    Good let’s hope he murders a bunch of these apologists.