Yesterday I posted here about how lowlife UNC professor Omid Safi falsely claimed that I threatened to kill him and family. I also wrote this email to UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp, cc’ing Safi’s department head Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp, Safi’s wali and fellow UNC professor Carl Ernst, and Safi himself:
Professor Omid Safi has falsely claimed that I threatened to kill him and his family.
I do not know how far and wide he has spread this claim, or what damage he has thereby done to my reputation.
I request that you reprimand Professor Safi immediately, and dismiss him from his faculty position at the University of North Carolina.
As a UNC alumnus I am ashamed for the university, and hope that you will not allow this trafficker in libel and defamation to continue to spread his lies from his position there.
I got no answer from any of the addressees. Or at least no direct answer. I just received word from the person to whom Safi sent his libelous message that her Facebook account has been suddenly disabled, without explanation. It was on Facebook that Safi sent her his message.
I question the timing. Don’t you?
American university education is in a sorry state, but Omid Safi’s behavior here is a particularly egregious example. If you think it is outrageous that a liar and smear artist like Omid Safi holds a professorship at a major university, please write, courteously and respectfully, to UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp: firstname.lastname@example.org. Write also to UNC Department of Religious Studies chair Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp: email@example.com.
Ask that Safi be reprimanded and/or fired, for the sake of the integrity of the University of North Carolina and American academia in general.