WASHINGTON D.C. - A Georgetown University Professor is under fire after she allegedly verbally insulted a Muslim woman who said she voted for President-Elect Donald Trump.
C Christine Fair, an associate professor at the Center for Peace and Security Studies, was furious after Asra Q Nomani, a former colleague, wrote an article about voting for Donald Trump as a Muslim immigrant.
Nomani claims that she faced over a month of insults from the professor, including being ridiculed by her on social media.
In her Washington Post article, Nomani said she was motivated by a distaste for Obama's edging around using the phrase 'Islamic extremism', the cost of Obamacare and what she saw as Obama's failure to help poor and rural Americans.
According to Nomani, on November 22, 12 days after her article was published, Fair began a sustained period of abuse on Twitter and Facebook directed at her.
In a letter of complaint to the university, Nomani said that Fair told her 'F**K YOU, GO TO HELL', and called her a 'wench', a 'fraud' and a 'fame-mongering clown show'.
Nomani added that Fair had called her 'chutiya,' or 'the equivalent of a "f**ker" in my native Urdu', and 'bevkuf', another Urdu word meaning 'idiot'.
On December 2, Nomani wrote a letter of complaint to Georgetown about Fair, whom she had previously considered to be 'a friend'.
Two days after that, on December 6, Nomani says, Fair wrote a foul-mouthed Facebook rant titled 'An open letter to Asra Nomani and her Trump-supporting ilk.'
In a tweet from December 23 that is included in her letter of complaint, Fair is seen telling her: 'And you told me you were an atheist when you were at my home. Guess you've changed your opinion, or is this another publicity stunt?
Nomani is calling for an investigation by the university, a public apology from Fair and training from her 'on engaging in civil discourse.'