A former NYU professor says his colleagues had a problem with his Iranian and Muslim roots, saying they “cannot be trusted,” according to a lawsuit.
Mohammad Karamouz, 61, an award-winning environmental engineering expert who specializes in water resources, says that one co-worker, Dr. Fletcher Griffiths, even refused to address him by name. Instead he coldly referred to Karamouz as “faculty member,” despite years of working together.
Griffiths and others treated professors and students of Iranian descent, as well as other Muslims, differently, Karamouz says in court papers.
He “repeatedly witnessed mistreatment of Muslims,” including one of his Islamic Ph.D. students “baselessly” accused of cheating by a colleague, the suit alleges.
Karamouz, who was born in Iran but became a US citizen in 2001, is suing for unspecified damages.
Learn more by reading this article published on the New York Post.