Academic Posts Comment About Lesbians; Counselled

(Original stories at The Straits Times here and here.)

How embarrassing for a tenured professor to be publicly shamed for expressing his politically incorrect views!

NUS prof’s comments on lesbians spark protests from past and present students

Published on Feb 28, 2014

 A Malay Studies academic at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has drawn protests for referring to lesbianism as “cancers” and “diseases”, sparking concern from the university.

Associate Professor Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied from the NUS Department of Malay Studies had posted a note on his Facebook page last week to outline his take on liberal Islam, which, he noted, is now supporting the lesbian movement.

Urging scholars and religious teachers to speak up against liberal Islam ideologies and practices like lesbianism, Dr Khairudin said parents and school teachers “must detect early signs of waywardness from their children and students”.

“All social diseases must end at home, if not, in schools… Together, we will stop these cancers in their tracks,” he said.

NUS professor “counselled” by university for Facebook posting on lesbianism

Published on Mar 05, 2014

By Pearl Lee

The National University of Singapore (NUS) professor who drew criticism last week for referring to lesbianism as “cancers” has been counselled by the university.

In an e-mail to all faculty members, staff and students on Wednesday, NUS provost Tan Eng Chye said he had counselled Associate Professor Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied, who acknowledged that his original post “reflected poor judgment in the tone and choice of words”.

Prof Tan, who is also NUS deputy president of academic affairs, said Dr Khairudin’s comments “contained provocative, inappropriate and offensive language”.

This latest controversy, which comes in the midst of a wider debate over whether a Health Promotion Board advisory had normalised same-sex relationships, was sparked by a Facebook post by Dr Khairudin.

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