The damage has been done, but hopefully won't get worse, over the assumptions made by some people about the alleged religious affiliation of Wake County science teacher Melissa Hussain.
Some bloggers have assumed that Hussain's Facebook complaints about the behavior of Christian students in her class meant she's Muslim. But people are making that assumption based solely on her last name, which is her married name and not her maiden name.
Would people have assumed she's Muslim if she kept her maiden name of Blondun? The fact of the matter is that her religious affiliation, if she has one, is unknown.