A Georgetown University associate professor had a month-long meltdown after a Muslim woman explained why she voted for Donald Trump in the November election.
Asra Q. Nomani, a former Georgetown journalism professor and Wall Street Journal reporter, wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post Nov. 10 explaining why she, as a Muslim woman and “long-time liberal,” voted for Trump. “I support the Democratic Party’s position on abortion, same-sex marriage and climate change,” Nomani wrote. “But I am a single mother who can’t afford health insurance under Obamacare.”
— Asra Q. Nomani (@AsraNomani) December 23, 2016
The wonderfully named C. Christine Fair, a previously “friendly colleague,” went on a 31-day screed against Nomani spanning across Twitter and Facebook. According to Nomani’s Dec. 23 follow-up complaint to the university, Fair — who teaches Peace[!] and Security Studies” — called her a “wretch,” “clueless dolt” and a fame-monger.
Fair also compared Trump to Adolf Hitler and asserted that Nomani’s vote for Trump “helped normalize Nazis in DC.” She didn’t clarify if she was referring to Trump supporters or actual Nazis marching the streets.
Nomani replied that she “condemns all hate” and called Fair’s attacks against her “unfortunate.” After another series of exchanges, Nomani told Fair to “take a deep breath & step away from the keyboard.”
Fair proceeded to call her a “fame-mongering clown show” and a “fraud.”