University of Missouri assistant professor charged with ‘violently grabbing 14-year-old relative by the hair and dragging her out of school for not wearing hijab’

Nov 29, 2015 by

  • He was said to have been angry that she wasn’t wearing a hijab – a traditional Muslim headscarf
  • Omar’s LinkedIn page lists him as being an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia and manager of Artifacts Journal at the university bookstore

Police responded at 3 p.m. Tuesday to the school, 1104 N. Providence Road, for a child abuse call, Officer Latisha Stroer said in an email. Youssif Z. Omar was at the school and noticed a 14-year-old female family member was not wearing a hijab, a traditional headscarf that some Muslim women wear. Omar became irate, Stroer said, grabbed the girl “very violently by the hair” and pulled her outside and down a flight of stairs.

Omar allegedly slapped the girl’s face and pulled her into his car by her hair, Stroer said. Police arrested Omar on suspicion of child abuse, a felony, at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday at his residence in the 1700 block of Timber Creek Drive. He was released from the Boone County Jail after posting a $4,500 bond.

An assistant professor at an American university has been arrested for allegedly grabbing a 14-year-old female relative by the hair and dragging her into a car after he noticed she wasn’t wearing a hijab.

Youssif Z. Omar, 53, was reportedly at Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri, on Tuesday when he spotted that the girl did not have the traditional Muslim headscarf.

Officer Latisha Stroer stated in an email that Omar grabbed the girl ‘very violently by the hair’.

He then allegedly slapped her across the face, and pulled her by the hair down and flight of stairs and into his car.

The next day, Omar was arrested on suspicion of child abuse while he was at his home on the 1700 block of Timber Creek Drive.

Omar’s LinkedIn page lists him as being an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia and manager of Artifacts Journal at the University bookstore.

His Facebook page says he’s married and originally from Benghazi, Libya. His LinkedIn profile says he was the head of the English department at the University of Benghazi Wahat Branch from 2003-2007.

He was released from the Boone County Jail after posting a $4,500 bond.

Source: Man arrested on suspicion of abusing Hickman student – Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Crime

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    AS

    Why was his bail so low? Shameful

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    guy cunningham

    This man should be immediately deported to the daesh controlled areas of libya, where he would feel at home and women are treated as worthless. Child abuse, for any reason, is never to be tolerated and religious fanatics who do this sort of thing, or who deny children healthcare (preferring to “pray”) deserve harsh punishment.

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    Jeff Renaud

    Degrees do no make individuals not Theological Philosophies. This is the type of man that if he does that to a family member. what he will not do to a stranger to enforce his dogmatic believes. This man could be a danger to the society he lives in. He and his allies should be monitored.

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