April 27, 2010
Insider: Ohio Homeland Security multicultural affairs director Omar Alomari sued his sexual harassment victim
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Continuing our examination into the Ohio Department of Homeland Security, our correspondent inside the department adds new details concerning its multicultural affairs director Omar Alomari. Last week we reported that Alomari had been fired from his faculty position from Columbus State Community College for violating the school's sexual harassment policy. Namely, he had been sleeping with his students while they were taking his classes. This would be none of our business if it weren't for the fact that Ohio Homeland Security director William Vedra continues to cite Alomari's academic career to defend them both against their critics.
Now our correspondent adds an important new detail to Alomari's "multicultural affairs" efforts:
One important sidebar to Omar's firing by Columbus State is that several years later he ended up suing his sexual harassment victim for defamation and emotional distress. This was after he lost his case against Columbus State before the state civil rights commission when he claimed he had been discriminated against for his religious and ethnic background. In the lawsuit Omar claimed that in reporting his illicit activities to the higher-ups, his victim had defamed him. He lost that case too, but it financially ruined his victim. She not only lost her marriage but had to spend a significant sum to defend herself against Omar's baseless charges.
I wish I could say that Omar's sexual harassment stopped there. Here in the office he treats the women that work here with contempt and regularly making sexually suggestive remarks. When two women complained about his behavior, it was quickly hushed up and the women were moved to another department with better paying jobs. Omar defended himself by saying that it was a misunderstanding over "Middle Eastern customs." A CAIR attorney immediately got involved on his behalf. Next he will demand that we dress in burqas to accommodate his religious beliefs.
No one knows why Bill Vedra decided to cover-up for Omar. He was hired by the previous administration and that was as good of an opportunity to get rid of him. I'm not the only one in our office outraged that our "multicultural affairs" director (or community engagement, whatever they are calling it today) is a serial sexual harasser.
Based on information provided to us by our correspondent, we contacted the Franklin County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas who confirmed the details of the case (99 CVC 01 00421). Omar Alomari's victim spent nearly two years defending herself against his baseless law suit (she eventually won a summary judgment). He claimed tortious interference with a contract/business relation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and defamation. He lost on all counts.
Our correspondent makes a fair point: is this the best they can do for a "multicultural affairs" director? The women's rights groups in Ohio should be in an uproar that he not only has his position at Ohio Homeland Security, but he continues to teach at several colleges and universities (Ohio State, Otterbein, Franklin) in the area after having been fired previously for sexual harassment. His bogus lawsuit and civil rights case demonstrates he believed it his right to sleep with his infidel students without consequence.
Previous Jawa installments on the Ohio Department of Homeland Security:
Insider: Ohio homeland security director likens CAIR to gangbangers, drug dealers, mafia rats, criminal informants and other "bad guys" - to justify continuing to work with terror front group!!! (April 19, 2010)
Ohio homeland security multicultural affairs director Omar Alomari was fired by college for sleeping with student, but his boss touts his sterling character and outstanding reputation to attack his critics (April 20, 2010)