An NMMU administration assistant has come under fire for an e-mail sent from her university account that complains about Muslims praying in Westering and says they should move back to their own country.
The e-mail has sent shockwaves through the Port Elizabeth Muslim community after it was uploaded to Facebook last week.
“It seems that Muslim[s] love to push their religion on the western world and expect us to tolerate and accept this, but it is about time that we as western[ers] stand up and say enough is enough ,” it reads.
“If they want their so-called centre then they must have it [in] their own country.”
While the e-mail was sent from Hazel Kendrickc’s NMMU account on Monday last week, she claims it was hacked.
“I am very distressed about this,” Kendrick said yesterday.
“My e-mail has been hacked, and apologies to anyone for the inconvenience.”
Kendrick works at the university’s chemistry department.
It seems the e-mail stems from an application by the Westering Jamaat Khana, which received permission from the municipality to gather and pray at a house in Boshoff Street.
The application was approved by mayor Athol Trollip during a mayoral committee meeting in October.
But the decision is being reviewed after objections were received.
A screen grab of the e-mail that was circulated online has the full name of the sender, but the receiver had been blacked out.