(Saint Paul, MN)  —  A Minnesota liberal arts professor who was allegedly fired after showing students pictures of holy figures in class had warned students she would in the syllabus.  According to a report by New York Times, Erika Prater, an adjunct professor at Hamline University, issued a syllabus warning that the class about Islamic art would have images of holy figures including the prophet Muhammad and the Buddha.  Students were also given a warning a few minutes before the images were shown to give anyone who might be offended an opportunity to leave the classroom.  Despite the warnings, a student in the class later complained to administrators and picked up support from Muslim students who were not in the class, which resulted in Prater being fired.  Hamline President Faynesse Miller wrote a letter to students last month apologizing for the incident and argued that not offending the school’s Muslim students was more important than academic freedom.