Amma Ashrama, a former professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who said she was falsely accused of being a Muslim in a tweet storm, has written a book titled, You’ll Never See Her Again.
She told Business Insider that the book is not about her experiences, but rather about her mission to educate the public on the issue.
“It’s about exposing the lies and deceiving the public, the truth,” Ashrama said.
“This book is about how I was lied to, and how I’ve been deceived.”
In a video interview with Business Insider, Ashrama detailed her experiences with the false accusations, including the infamous tweet, which led to her having to leave her home and move away from her family.
In a statement to Business Insider published last week, Ashram said she “did not intend” the tweet to be taken seriously, and apologized to those who were affected by it.
“I have no regrets for any of the things I said,” she said in the statement.
“I was not speaking from personal experience, and there is no way to know what my intentions were.
I was talking about the way the media and the government treat Muslims, and the false accusation of being Muslim in my tweet.”
Ashrama, who has lived in the US for over 20 years, said she has been told by multiple people that they are her enemies and she was forced to move from her home.
In the book, Ashrum writes that she moved to Los Angeles in the mid-2000s and worked for the Berkeley Islamic Center for 10 years before her dismissal in 2007, and was also threatened with eviction.
She wrote that she was able to leave because she is Jewish and her daughter, who is Muslim, was afraid of being exposed.
Ashrama also writes that while she was working at the Berkeley Center, she met a fellow professor, who was then the dean of the department.
After the professor left the department, Ashrams and the other faculty member were harassed by her.
Ashrama and the two faculty members moved out, and she and her husband relocated to Los Alamos, where they lived for nearly two years.
“We lived in a one-bedroom apartment for about three years,” Ashram told Business Insidethe university where she worked for a year.
“When I moved to California in 2008, I was still living at home.
I had a one bedroom apartment in California and I moved out in 2007.”
She added that she and the professor moved back to Berkeley in 2009, where she had a second one-bed apartment.
In August 2010, Ashraso, who lived in Berkeley for nearly 10 years, wrote an op-ed for the university’s newspaper, The Daily Californian, about the incident, and said that she had been subjected to the same harassment that was levelled against her by the professor.
Ashramsopinion piece said that her experience at the university was “not unusual” for Muslims and that she did not think the university should have made the decision to fire her.
“The University of Berkeley is the place where I am from and the place I’ve always worked, and it should not have made this decision,” Ashramsopion piece said.
“This was an outrageous abuse of power, and I feel that this decision has made me a target of hate.”
Ashrams op-eds have also been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal.
In an email to Business Insider, the university responded to Ashrams opinion piece and said it had “received and received many reports from a number of faculty members” that the professor had made a number false accusations against her.
The university said it “does not comment on internal disciplinary matters” but added that the faculty member who first filed a formal complaint against Ashrams had resigned.
In response to BusinessInsider’s request for comment, the University said it could not comment until the lawsuit was resolved.
“In the meantime, we will continue to work with the federal government to resolve this issue,” the university said.