Uproar as lecturer sacked over Prophet Muhammad images

An American professor has been sacked from her university post after showing her students images of the Prophet Muhammad, triggering controversy and a heated debate over academic freedom and religion, reports AFP.

Erika Lopez Prater, an adjunct professor at Hamline University in Minnesota, provoked an outcry among Muslim students when she displayed two centuries-old images depicting the founder of Islam, during her art history class last October.

Lopez Prater told The New York Times she was aware that many Muslims hold beliefs prohibiting such depictions, and that she warned students that she would be showing such imagery during the course, including a warning in her syllabus for the semester. But despite the warnings, including one just minutes before she showed a 14th-century painting of the prophet, at least one Muslim student in the class launched a complaint.
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