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ASU scholar on leave after video of verbal attack on woman in hijab goes viral

ASU scholar on leave after video of verbal attack on woman in hijab goes viral

An Arizona State University postdoctoral research scholar is on leave as the institution investigates his confrontation with a woman in a hijab that was captured on video, the school said Tuesday. The confrontation happened Sunday during a pro-Israel rally just outside campus in Tempe. Viral cellphone video shows the scholar, Jonathan Yudelman, and another man, not identified, confront the woman, who was wearing a hijab. It’s not clear what happened before the video captures the scholar facing off with the woman, but during the clip, Yudelman said, “I’m literally in your face — that’s right.” During the interaction, the woman can be seen backing away as Yudelman repeatedly advances, sometimes with his hands raised, and gets inches away from her. “You’re disrespecting my religious boundaries,” the woman says. “You disrespect my sense of humanity, b—-,” Yudelman says back. ASU research scholar Jonathan Yudelman.KPNX In a statement, the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the incident, calling for “law enforcement to arrest Arizona State University (ASU) professor Jonathan Yudelman for allegedly harassing and …