Purdue professor’s comments cause flap

February 14, 2012

PMHAMMOND, Ind., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A free speech group based in Boston says Purdue University is interfering with academic freedom by investigating a professor's comments about Islam.

Maurice Eisenstein, a political scientist who teaches at Purdue-Calumet in Hammond, made the comments on Facebook in November, questioning why moderate Muslims were not criticizing Muslim attacks on Christians in Nigeria. He also made comments about the Prophet Mohammed, the Lafayette Journal and Courier reported...