Professor Yahya Kamalipour is apoplectic. He has been busy, along with Professor Colin Fewer, getting the Faculty Senate at Purdue University Calumet, as well as the Purdue Calumet Student Senate to issue resolutions against me.
Never mind that Kamalipour and Fewer (at separate times) filed unsuccessful official harassment complaints against me, a fellow faculty member, with the University. Never mind that Kamalipour via Fewer tried, illegally, to get the Purdue University Calumet AAUP Chapter to officially censure me. Never mind that Kamalipour and Fewer have both posted numerous times on the University's open forum email system detailing what a shmuck they think I am. They then link to Kamalipour's personal blog that is aimed solely at maligning me. All the while, per Chancellor Thomas Keon, I am not allowed to link to my personal blog or I violate University policy. Never mind that in the latest rounds of University emails sent out by Prof. Colin Fewer, he decided to "cc" my immediate supervisor (my department chair, Prof. Paul McGrath). Never mind all of this. I, of course, am the one "bullying" them.
So, just for fun, let's look at a couple of things -- just a couple -- that Kamalipour says about me in his blog. Kamalipour claims that I and my "mysterious network and silent supporters have been successful in suffocating the campus climite (sic), intimidating faculty and students, poisoning relationships, and trampling on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom" (https://yrkamal.wordpress.com/). Mind you, there is absolutely no evidence for any of this; quite the contrary, Kamalipour and Fewer (and the student senate) can say, and have said, whatever they want about me. No one is "suffocating" them from doing so.
Kamalipour claims that I create a "hostile work environment" (https://yrkamal.wordpress.com/fact-fiction/). Again, factually not true, there is no evidence for this, but hey never mind. Kamalipour apparently believes that if he says I create a hostile work environment, then it must be true.
Kamalipour claims: "Apparently, you (speaking of me) are the one who is being supported by a mysterious network; hence can afford to retain a legal firm and continue to file lawsuits against the University and your colleagues" (https://yrkamal.wordpress.com/fact-fiction/). Thus, my use of the judicial system to pursue my legal claims against Purdue and some of its faculty members (including Fewer) is only possible because there is some "mysterious" network that supports me.
And, Kamalipour also presents that: "(b)ased on my findings, chances are good that Eisenstein is paying a company to keep the link to his original (June 2013) hate speech, and later postings–including the ones replicated by his friends–on the top of the first page of Google search, under my name!" (https://yrkamal.wordpress.com/google-danger-2/). Again, not true; in fact, spectacularly not true.
These last two examples smacks of that age old Antisemitism where, you know, Jews have control over everything, the banks, the money, the media, and now the internet. How else would I be able to avail myself of legal recourse or manipulate Google? Am I the only one who has heard of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" (currently a best-seller in Muslim countries)? But, hey, never mind ...... anti-Semitism, "just talk to the hand", minor issue. (NOTE: I am still waiting for Prof. Fewer to publicly denounce the Antisemitism represented by Mr. Mark Bruzonsky - someone brought in and supported by Prof. Kamalipour. Funny, no lengthy diatribes about tolerance and civility circulated on the University email system about that topic.)
Basically, Kamalipour and Fewer do not like me. They do not like, they certainly do not agree with, my views on politics and religion. They do not like what I say. They, however, feel morally justified in saying whatever they want about me. Thus, being "responsible" is reduced to saying and believing what Kamalipour and Fewer happen to agree with; that is a pretty low standard for freedom of speech, expression, association, and academic freedom.
Can you say ........ pot calling the kettle black?