Dec 10 2011
Paul Derengowski, a Philosophy professor at Tarrant County College in Dallas, Texas, has resigned under pressure following controversial in-class remarks he made about Islam. Crybaby muslim students claim they were offended at hearing that their death cult posing as a religion was called a “cult” by Derengowski.
The Blaze Two Muslim students who were in one of these courses apparently went to college administrators to complain about commentary and instruction that they found immensely offensive. The students claimed that Derengowski called Islam a cult and that he had posted “inflammatory” images on his web site.
Now, following his resignation, Derengowski wants his job back. However, he apparently isn’t willing to comply with requirements that he stop holding a biased view in the classroom.
In an interview with KDFW-TV, he was open about his Christian faith as well as his anti-Islamic views. In describing his web site he said, “I am defending the Christian faith. Christians are not supposed to stand by and just let that go. So that’s what you see on my website.”
In addressing the claims that he’s a bigot, he flatly denounced the assertion. “A bigot is somebody who doesn’t look at the information,” he said. “They’ve got their mind made up. Nobody’s gonna change their mind come hell or high water.”
Derengowski posted an extremely long letter (13 pages) on his web site, announcing his resignation and calling the students’ actions a “terroristic act of jihad.” In the text, he published the students‘ names associated with the incident and defended himself against attacks he’s been sustaining as a result of their complaints. He made it clear that he feels it was the students who deserved reprimand.
“Instead, the administration became complicit in Randa and Mohamad’s terroristic actions,” he wrote. ”My motives were impure, because it is not the role of an educator to warn anybody about the pitfalls and dangers of cult recruitment. Forget what Randa and Mohamad did, which clearly violated the student code of conduct. The professor is the problem; let’s get rid of him,” he continued.
Derengowski also wrote that the male student involved in the case had an in-class outburst that led him to file a police report. Additionally, he claimed that the female student had sent out an e-mail that he called a “character assassination.” The male student now says he feels unsafe because his name was published online.
In the conclusion to his epic resignation letter, Derengowski’s words became even more intense:
To Randa Bedair and Mohamad Khorchid, your actions betray your true characters. Not only did you act shamefully, despicably, recklessly, and carelessly, you provided the perfect illustration of what happens to those who really and truly follow Islamic principles. Lying, cheating, and stealing all for the sake of Allah. Surely you must be proud. My heart breaks for you.
ARVE Error: no id set
Here is contact info, obtained directly from Paul Derengowski.
As we well know, letters and calls do help. Mr. Derengowski does ask that people remain respectful, (of course) when contacting the school.
Paul Derengowski: Write or call Mr. Rusty Fox, Vice President of Student Development at the SE Campus. Ph. (817) 515-3015 or Fax (817) 515-3177.
Email address: RUSTY.FOX@tccd.edu
Write or call Dr. Barbara Coan, Vice President of Teaching and Learning Service, SE Campus. Ph. (817) 515-3010 or Fax (817) 515-0771.
Email address: Barbara.email@example.com.
Write or call Mr. Josue Munoz, Dean of the Humanities Division, SE Campus. Ph. (817) 515-3013. Fax (817) 515-0805. Email address: JOSUE.MUNOZ@tccd.edu
MORE CONTACTS- Copied and pasted from FB page of Paul Derengowski.
“Additional names of a higher order
Write or call Dr. Ricardo Coronado, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources. Ph. (817) 515-5234. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write or call Ms. Erma Johnson Hadley, Tarrant County College Chancellor. Ph. (817) 515-5201. email@example.com.
Write or call Dr. William Coppola, SE Campus President. Ph. (817) 515-3001. Fax (817) 515-3175. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.