۲۴ مهر ۱۳۹۸ |١٦ صفر ١٤٤١ | Oct 16, 2019
News Code: 359053
2 October 2019 - 07:54
Muslim woman told to ‘go home’ by UK Oxford academic

Aisha Ali Khan says she was subjected to ‘racist comments’, while attending a dinner organised by a friend.

Hawzah News Agency - (Yorkhshire - UK) - A Muslim woman says she was told to ‘go home’ by an Oxford University academic who also ‘demanded a ban on the Burka’. Aisha Ali Khan says she was subjected to ‘racist comments’, while attending a dinner organised by a friend. The alleged incident took place on the evening of 18 September in Yorkshire, where she was sat on a table with people from the ‘higher education sector’. During a conversation on politics, Ms Ali Khan says that Dr Peet Morris had told her to ‘go home’ if she wanted keep hold of ‘barbaric practices that subjugated women’. Ms Ali Khan said that Dr Morris’ wife, Dr Harriet Dunbar-Morris, was also in attendance at the dinner and tried to calm him down, however, Dr Dunbar-Morris later disputed what was said.

‘The more I and other guests on the table pushed back against his racist tropes, the angrier and loud he became.’ The English and History teacher said that although she does not wear a hijab or burka, she felt it was the right of a woman to wear what she wished. Ms Ali Khan added that she had initially taken to Twitter to bring attention to what happened, but so far was yet to receive a response from the University of Oxford. Dr Harriet Dunbar-Morris said the allegations by Ms Ali-Khan were ‘very upsetting’ and do not reflect her ‘recollection of the private event’.

‘Peet Morris is not an Oxford University or college academic. He holds a casual contract for services, delivering computer programming training with the IT Services department on an ad hoc basis, normally two to three days a term. ‘Under our equality policy, the University of Oxford is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains an environment in which the rights and dignity of all are respected. ‘The University embraces diversity amongst its members and constantly seeks to promote awareness of equality and foster good practice. All members of the University community are expected to act in accordance with this policy and its values.’

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