Hussain also claimed he’d received emails containing anti-Muslim messages and threats of potential violence against members of the Muslim community. Investigators were able to track the computers from which the emails originated and uncovered evidence to charge Hussain with sending the emails himself.
In March, Hussain reported an attack at his on-campus office. He told ISU police he was thrown to the floor by an unknown attacker. Police later determined the attack did not happen. Hussain was dismissed from his teaching position at the university.