Marshall Polston got into trouble after confronting his Middle Eastern Muslim professor, Areej Zufari, about her comments about Jesus and the Crucifixion. This resulted in his suspension from Rollins College.
Polston said that he knew early on in the class that this professor had a lot of anti-Christian beliefs, particularly when she went into a tirade declaring the Crucifixion of Jesus to be a hoax and that the disciples did not believe that Jesus was God. Polston is well traveled and has been exposed to Middle Eastern culture and says that this professor gave the aura of radical ideology. Polston said Zufari even seemed to agree with a student who said homosexuals should be decapitated under Sharia law.
The teacher reported Polston to the “Dean of Saftey” saying that he made her feel unsafe, which caused the class to get cancelled. From there, when classes resumed, Polston was banned from returning to the class, and Zufari filed a police report against him. This is disgraceful. Freedom of religion goes both ways; being Muslim is not a free pass!
From Gateway Pundit:
Whether religious or not, I believe even those with limited knowledge of Christianity can agree that according to the text, Jesus was crucified and his followers did believe he was divine… that he was “God.” Regardless, to assert the contrary as academic fact is not supported by the evidence. Polston says that he challenged her on this point during a class discussion and after that, Professor Zufari promptly failed him on a major essay and refused to provide input as to why she issued a 52% grade for the essay.
“I was upset, understandably. I’ve never gotten anything less than straight A’s, so I was really interested in figuring out how to possibly improve or at least understand the grade.”
The claim was based on a student who allegedly saw Polston ‘staring into the room’ around 7:36pm on March 23. Campus safety were dispatched but could not locate Polston.
Polston has denied the claims, providing a surveillance photo of him eating at a Chipotle just before 7pm – about a 30 to 40 minute drive away.
Zufari filed a ‘protection against stalking’ request against Polston on March 23, and the next day he was officially suspended from the school.
In a letter to Polston, administrators said his ‘actions have constituted a threat of disruption within the operations of the College and jeopardize the safety and well-being of members of the College community’. Polston says he has hired an attorney and is exploring his legal options.