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Campus turns on Muslim conservative who penned satire
by Maxim Lott
A Muslim conservative who took on political correctness at his college campus found out just how angry the very folks he was lampooning can get.
Omar Mahmood, a junior majoring in literature and anthropology at the University of Michigan, lost his job as a writer for the main campus newspaper and saw his front door tattooed with angry and profane messages after he wrote a satirical column dubbed "Do the Left Thing" for another publication. Written as parody, the column sought to poke fun at people who constantly perceive "microaggressions" -- a new term for small racial or ethnically-driven snubs.
After falling down, the fictional character in Mahmood's column takes offense when a white male student offers a hand.
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