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Student Newspaper Columnist Says His Doorway Was Vandalized For Anti-Liberal Article


A columnist at a University of Michigan student newspaper said his apartment doorway was vandalized with eggs, hot dogs, gum and vitriolic taunts because of a column he wrote mocking liberal ideology.


Omar Mahmood, a Muslim who identifies as politically conservative, said vandalism overnight Friday was a response to his satirical column last month headlined "Do The Left Thing," published in the conservative Michigan Review. The column mocks trigger warnings, microaggressions and progressive ideals and calls attention to white privilege.


According to a report at the College Fix by Derek Draplin, editor of the Michigan Review, the mess at Mahmood's door included a picture of the devil and notes saying, "Shut the fuck up," "Why do you even go here?! Leave!!" and "Everyone hates you, you violent prick."


Mahmood told The College Fix and Fox News that after his column appeared in Michigan Review, he was suspended from the Michigan Daily, the school's main student newspaper, where he also writes.


The Michigan Daily's editor-in-chief did not immediately comment. The newspaper has not covered the reported vandalism.


Mahmood in the past has referred to President Barack Obama as a war criminal for use of predator drones. He also wrote a review of the film "Dear White People," saying its story was a mess, but raised thought-provoking questions, and about the cultural background of his family.