Professor left facing potential legal, disciplinary action for teaching students about Paradise Lost
Burn her at the stake: Controversial English literature professor Mona Prince is being accused of “glorifying Satan” for teaching students John Milton’s Paradise Lost, The Telegraph reports. The professor, who teaches at Suez University, which purports to be an academic institution, was accused of spreading “destructive ideas” to students and “for calling for destroying and rejecting that which is sacred in favour of the authority of the human mind in determining its own fate/destiny,” among other nonsensical, Inquisition-era allegations. Topping it off, the alleged academics in charge of the “investigation” at the “university” said they will send their findings to local prosecutors, “who might charge Dr Prince with insulting Islam,” according to The Telegraph. “It reminds me of the women accused of being witches in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. I feel like I should be burned now … Paradise Lost is beautiful, it’s a masterpiece, and I tried to compare it with Arabic literature so it would feel closer to my students. I asked them to read about the image of God and the image of Satan as presented in literary work,” Prince says.