Iraqi College Student Kicked Out Of University For Defending The Right For Atheists To Live
An Iraqi student in Al Muthanna university got expelled because of a Facebook comment in which he defended the right of life for atheists.
His name is Sameer Saad.
The following is his story:
“My unfair treatment in Al Muthanna university
Sameer Saad – Iraq
After a month of trying finally Al Muthanna university issued an order to expel me and consider that I failed this year (2016-2017)
The case is all about an argument on Facebook
There is a page founded and run by a colleague in the same university, the page posted a discussion about atheism and most of the comments were negative and promoting violent actions towards atheists.
Among the commentators who promoted violence was a person with a (Dr.) before his name referring that he has a PHD, I told him that his opinion is not suitable for a person with high degree or even any education and that provoked him and it turned out that he is among the teaching staff of my university.
At first the university expelled me for lack of attendance because of the efforts that he pulled to make that happens, after I showed them the proper papers that proves that the don’t have the right to do so the dean of my college told me that it`s not over yet and that there will be formed what is so called the “committee of disciplines” to find the proper punishment for me for saying that man is not worthy of his degree.
I was asked to go for the committee meeting and I was surprised that it had only one member who was also from the teaching class, he asked to write down the story on a paper and I did so, without even looking at my paper he started to write his report and the one man committee decision was to expel me and to give me an F in all my classes.
I did nothing wrong and saying my opinion is supposed to be a right protected by the law , I don`t deserve this and there is no one who can stand by me.”
Edit : that there was heated debate between the student and one of the professors
The post in Arabic and you can read the exchange there:
Please Contact to protest the decision:
Minster of Higher Education Email: [email protected]
Ministry of Higher Education Email: [email protected]
University Email For Inquiries:
Support My Work