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Lawsuit alleges professor failed student for being Muslim

CRANFORD, N.J. (AP) — A student is suing a New Jersey college, claiming her professor gave her an F in a course because she is Muslim.

NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/2rYHL09) Sahna ElBanna alleges she endured two semesters of Toby Grodner making derogatory comments toward Muslims at Union County College.

ElBanna asked Grodner to stop after the professor made comments during a 2016 marketing class. ElBanna’s lawyer says she received an F for that class, even though she received two A’s on assignments worth 60 percent of her grade.

A spokesman for the college says they are investigating a complaint ElBanna filed against the professor. He declined to comment on the lawsuit.

ElBanna’s lawyer says the grade could delay her graduation and she will have to pay to make up the course.

Grodner didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment.

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This story has been corrected to show the first name of the professor is Toby, not Tony, and that she is female, not male.

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