A Massachusetts judge ordered a landlord to learn about the Muslim faith after a dispute between the Muslim tenant. The landlord was convicted of pushing the tenant down a flight of stairs after an altercation about the use of the apartment. The judge ruled that the landlord must enroll and attend a course on Islam because as the judge required “You have to respect the rights of the people of the Muslim faith”.
The landlord is aged 73, Princeton University educated and an Episcopalian minister. She believed that there were 12-15 people living in the apartment. The Muslim tenants believed the landlord to be the "landlord from hell" and had complained the heat or electricity was not always working.