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Lecturer suspended over racist Mohammed email

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post 22.Feb.2013, 12:09 PM
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A local politician who also lectures at a university in central Sweden has been forced to leave his post after sending a new student a racist email lampooning him as being "Mohammed from Mecca".

"Hello Anneli, can you help Mohammed? He's probably come straight from Mecca," wrote Swedish lecturer and local Centre Party politician Hans-Erik Hellborg after receiving a request for guidance from newly admitted student Merhan Mahmoudi.

However, the email never went to the colleague, as Hellborg apparently hit the reply button by mistake, instead sending the note to Mahmoudi.

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silversurfer
post 22.Feb.2013, 01:29 PM
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Unreal. They will kill you for a cartoon with a bomb and now this. What a religion!
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Iraniboy
post 22.Feb.2013, 02:18 PM
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Well you don't joke with someone you have never met!
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The Nine
post 22.Feb.2013, 02:22 PM
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This is ridiculous on the part of the education authorities. Its is not really a racist comment. It is making a small innocuous joke on a name. Had the original email come from someone with the name Zlatan, would it be considered racist if the lecturer had written 'Anneli, can you help Zlatan? He's probably just arrived from training with PSG'
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michsimon
post 22.Feb.2013, 02:38 PM
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i don 't see any racisn in that but mostly a joke...
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Rishonim
post 22.Feb.2013, 03:05 PM
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Of course you will not see the racism in his joke because most of you are prone to do the same. I am most certain is the same reaction hiring managers have when seeing a foreign sounding names on people's CV's but instead of sending a reply, they quickly hit the delete button.
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TG22
post 22.Feb.2013, 03:10 PM
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@Iraniboy: Specially it he's a Muslim...
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*Guest*
post 22.Feb.2013, 03:38 PM
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Sweden is a racist and hypocritical country. Ask any Asian, African, Latin American or Easter European in the streets of Stockholm. The nation has a superiority complex that is shocking.
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amkpe
post 22.Feb.2013, 03:46 PM
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@[email protected] !!! The problem is exactly in here, clearly presented in your comments. How did you come to the conclusion that a foreign name starting with an M is a Mohammed and consequently a Muslim, suicide bomber and whatever else you call it. The guy's name is Mehran and family name is Mahmoodi, It is not Mohammed, it is not Allah AKbar it is does not contain any islamic $h*t in it, yet when it is foreign it will be subjected to your racial profiling!
I am pretty sure the guy is as Swedish as any of you except the hair color, and the name, may be he is circumcised down there, but that's all.
On what grounds are you depriving him from pursuing his constitutional rights? In the best case, as you or the lecturer are claiming, how would someone feel that in an academic environment he is just a joke to the staff based on his name or racial profile?
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bcterry
post 22.Feb.2013, 04:17 PM
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"Humiliation and wretchedness were stamped on the muslims and they were visited with Allah's wrath."
"But you [muslims] went back on your word and were lost losers. So become apes, despised and hated. We made an example out of you."
"The muslims are a nation of liars... The muslims are a treacherous, lying, and evil people."
"Allah made the muslims leave their homes by terrorizing them so that you killed some and made many captive. And He made you inherit their lands, their homes, and their wealth. He gave you a country you had not traversed before."
"The bestial transformation occurred when Allah turned muslims into apes, despised."
"Sufficient for the muslim is the Flaming Fire!"
"Has the narration reached you of the overwhelming (calamity)? Some faces (all muslims) that Day, will be humiliated, downcast, scorched by the burning fire, while they are made to drink from a boiling hot spring."
"We sent a plague upon the muslims from heaven, for their evil-doing."
"We shall rouse Our slaves to shame and ravage you muslims, disfiguring your faces. They will enter the mosque as before and destroy, laying to waste all that they conquer."
"The muslim transgressors changed and perverted the word from that which had been spoken to them to a word distorted; so We sent a plague upon them from heaven, for their evil-doing."
"Humiliation and wretchedness were stamped upon the muslims and they were visited with wrath from Allah."
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AnEye
post 22.Feb.2013, 04:26 PM
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@amkpe,
Lolzzz, I could not have put any better than this.
It was just epic, to see all of these people making comments about muslim without even reading the story properly :D just epic.
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Svensksmith
post 22.Feb.2013, 04:26 PM
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It was foolish what this teacher wrote, but to fire him over it seems overly sensitive especially in light of the imam who preached over the radio that it was okay to kill apostates and was not disciplined at all.
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james_g
post 22.Feb.2013, 04:40 PM
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What in - er, well - allah's name is RACIST about this? It isn't lampooning! It's just light-hearted! The lecturer was simply asking his colleague to provide the asked-for help to the student! Mohammed - Mecca - straightforward word association. Total over-reaction!
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Khazara
post 22.Feb.2013, 04:57 PM
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"White people in Sweden and Mulattoes who speak Arabic. Don't care for neither of them. I'm just here for the free college courses." Says African Man
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peterrkj
post 22.Feb.2013, 05:01 PM
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As a lecturer and a politician he should be well educated enough to know that Mohammad and muhmoudi are 2 completely different names like mike and mark in English. I also find it funny that here in Sweden they are rascist towards foreigners and middle easterners yet 90% of the country are Christian and follow the teachings of Jesus who was middle eastern Jewish and real name in Hebrew was yeshua and probably was a different skin colour and didn't look like a member of abba so why not hate Christians aswell or am I missing something about the Swedish train of thought if there is one or is it just blind hate of anything different from what your used too.
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