Persecution and threats against student activist escalate

Bahar Mustafa - Golsmiths Student's Union Welfare & Diversity Officer

A London student union officer has received death threats in a month-long campaign of harassment, after she organised a meeting for minority students.

Bahar Mustafa, 27, is the Welfare & Diversity Officer of Goldsmiths Students’ Union. Ms Mustafa organised a meeting for black and minority ethnic (BME) women and non-binary people, and asked that white people and men did not attend.

A Goldsmiths student, who is understood to have recently been a member of the xenophobic right-wing UKIP party, claimed that this was racist against white men.

The story was spun as ‘white men banned from anti-racism rally’, and subsequently picked up by student paper the Tab, the Evening Standard and Daily Mail, amongst others. Supporters of Bahar refuted the claims in a statement:

This is not, as has been suggested in the press, anti-white bigotry. Nor is it discrimination, in any sense of the word. The event in question is not a job or scholarship from which white people are barred from applying. It is an organising meeting involving just over ten people, convening to feed back into wider organising meetings.

However, the campaign against her subsequently escalated, with attempts to have Ms Mustafa - who is an elected student union officer - ‘sacked’. She has also received death threats, and has been reported to the police.

Following the media coverage, an assortment of Men’s Rights Activists, British fascists, and participants in the misogynist hate campaign gamergate descended on the twitter hashtag #SupportBaharMustafa with a torrent of abuse.

This effort to ban minorities from meeting without white men present is the latest in a wider campaign portraying left-wing and liberation movements as a totalitarian threat to ‘free speech’ on campuses. Former genocide-denying Marxist turned right-wing contrarian Spiked magazine recently published a ‘free speech ranking’ for universities, with red, amber, and green categories.

Supposed ‘threats to free speech’ which landed universities in the red category include bans on on-campus fascist activity, “zero tolerance” policies on sexual harassment, and recognition of transgender people. Sacking of elected officers for speaking freely is not mentioned.

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May 22 2015 12:29

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Georgie89
May 29 2015 18:25
Tyrion wrote:
Georgie89 wrote:
Tyrion wrote:
Georgie89 wrote:
Battlescarred wrote:
Don't know if you noticed because of all the fire and fury but the fuckwit slagged off vegans and anorexics as well, in his Maoist syle third worldist rants.

I said Veganism and Anorexia are first world problems. This isn't disputable. Deal with it, or did it offend you? If it did deal with it, isn't that what white men should do with the killallwhitemen joke? Or do you have the right not to be offended?

I wish see if Georgie's head will explode when he goes to Rojava and learns that women in the third world do indeed experience eating disorders.

Yep all 10 of them. I hear the vegan population of the middle is is also set to eclipse that of Europe this year. Lammmeeeee.

A sad example of what happens when someone's knowledge of people living in the third world comes completely from Western Maoists.

Have you ever lived in the third world? You don't want to bark up this tree mate lol

Battlescarred
May 29 2015 18:27

Ever heard of the Jain and Hindu population of South India who don't eat meat, you poor sad misogynist scumbag.

Tyrion
May 29 2015 18:30

If only more libcommers would abandon their authoritarian support for physically preventing strikes from being broken and instead travel thousands of miles to shoot people for the PKK.

Georgie89
May 29 2015 18:31
Battlescarred wrote:
Ever heard of the Jain and Hindu population of South India who don't eat meat, you poor sad misogynist scumbag.

1. They are vegetarians retard
2. They are vegetarian because of religion not first world vegan reasons
3. They are a tiny minority and are not vegan.
4. Research before you clamour to disprove something.
5. You are not battle scarred lol

kurekmurek
May 29 2015 23:06

Also Ocalan is (or was) vegetarian ( and because of his political decision. from the linked news: "I took an individual stand not to eat meat")
Moreover there is a growing number among guerilla who does not eat meat, some guerillas consider it a real problem for a revolutionary to exploit and dominate animals for its own benefit.
from the linked interview given above (with director who live with guerilla to make a documentary):

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- Are they Vegan?
No they are not, "Tırsık" which is a mix of eggplant, squash, tomatoes and potatoes vegetable dish. It is now growing/trending in the guerrillas up in the mountains.. We show it in the documentary[Bakur (North)] We did not see they prefer meat. There are also those who think this in a more philosophical manner and associate it with ecological society perspective.

(So although they are not explicitly vegan, some (a growing number) do care about killing of animals by us and wish to stop it.)

And Kurdish movement encourages formation of women's assemblies. So they do affirmative action and autonomous organisation kind of stuff of women. (See especially the part: "there are also women or young versions of the same institution that has the right to veto the decisions of activities of the general one.")

I guess you will really have hard time with ypg. Seriously though do not go there as you are completely ignorant about their political ideas. They are not just army they do care about this stuff. Really they wont be ok with this shit you are saying here. Get rid of stupid image you have of them, they are militants who try to build a better future, they are neither saints nor devils.

EDITED to add the links.

Georgie89
May 29 2015 18:33
Tyrion wrote:
If only more libcommers would abandon their authoritarian support for physically preventing strikes from being broken and instead travel thousands of miles to shoot people for the PKK.

Using violence to stop people selling their labour is authoritarian, you are no different from a leninist if you are honest about what you advocate.

Shooting people engaged in genocide and war crimes is not comparable to using violence against someone selling their labour in a democracy. But of course you don't believe in democracy. Which is why you support violence against workers who don't agree with you and the vast vast majority don't agree with you or socialism.

Georgie89
May 29 2015 18:37
kurremkarmerruk wrote:
Also Ocalan is (or was) vegetarian ( and because of his political will) moreover there is a growing number among guerilla who does not eat meat. (Links will be coming i am on phone) And kurdish movement encourages formation of women's assemblies. Or generally do affirmative action. I guess you will really have hard time with ypg. Seriously though do not go there as you are completely ignorant about their political ideas. They are not just army they do care about this stuff. Really they wont be ok with this shit you are saying here.

You keep talking like the YPG are closer to your ideology than mine lol. I talk to people over there, none of them share your views. I linked a video showing YPJ/G female commander saying feminism is shit and talk about how their political beliefs differ from it.

What are you talking about? The PKK are not a bunch of uber sensitive white kids monaing about protein world billboards. Their idea of womens liberation is not the same as this forum's lol.

Also if the YPG love Jordan Matson, a christian pro capitalist conservative I think you claiming they care about if you agree 100% with them is bullshit.

Tyrion
May 29 2015 18:40

The real authoritarians in this world aren't the ones who run mini-states, but the ones who enforce strikes.

kurrem, just wait till those entitled middle class SJWs in the YPJ get a lesson in what women really should and shouldn't be concerned about from our hardened international brigader.

Georgie89
May 29 2015 18:41
Georgie89 wrote:
kurremkarmerruk wrote:
Also Ocalan is (or was) vegetarian ( and because of his political will) moreover there is a growing number among guerilla who does not eat meat. (Links will be coming i am on phone) And kurdish movement encourages formation of women's assemblies. Or generally do affirmative action. I guess you will really have hard time with ypg. Seriously though do not go there as you are completely ignorant about their political ideas. They are not just army they do care about this stuff. Really they wont be ok with this shit you are saying here.

You keep talking like the YPG are closer to your ideology than mine lol. I talk to people over there, none of them share your views. I linked a video showing YPJ/G female commander saying feminism is shit and talk about how their political beliefs differ from it.

What are you talking about? The PKK are not a bunch of uber sensitive white kids monaing about protein world billboards. Their idea of womens liberation is not the same as this forum's lol.

Also if the YPG love Jordan Matson, a christian pro capitalist conservative I think you claiming they care about if you agree 100% with them is bullshit.

Also it is no coincidence that huge number of the YPG members post and repost sam harris and chris hitchens quotes and other peoples quotes that would be deemed "reactionary" on here. It is also not by accident that most Kurds you talk to love the UK and America and don't share your analysis of them.

Georgie89
May 29 2015 18:42
Tyrion wrote:
The real authoritarians in this world aren't the ones who run mini-states, but the ones who enforce strikes.

kurrem, just wait till those entitled middle class SJWs in the YPJ get a lesson in what women really should and shouldn't be concerned about from our hardened international brigader.

Just admit you beleive in authoritarian actions like acts of violence against workers who wish to sell their labour against your wishes. Pretty anti-worker of you, mr Anarchist.

kurekmurek
May 29 2015 18:44

I am sorry but go see yourself stupid. You have twitter contacts of ypg saying you I guess "expose your bullshit liberal and misogonist attitude under bahar mustafa thread on libcom". This is ridiculus. See the links I will post

kurekmurek
May 29 2015 18:46

Yeah tyrion you are right. I am out. I will just post the links for my claims later.

Georgie89
May 29 2015 18:46
kurremkarmerruk wrote:
I am sorry but go see yourself stupid. You have twitter contacts of ypg saying you I guess "expose your bullshit liberal and misogonist attitude under bahar mustafa thread on libcom". This is ridiculus. See the links I will post

OK so you won't even acknowledge the link where YPG commander says they don't support feminism? OK well what else can I say. If you want to ignore reality then fine.

Battlescarred
May 29 2015 18:54

Can this arsehole now be banned. Enough is enough. Actually between 20 and 40 % of India's population is vegetarian. Which is quite a considerable number of people.
So can I get this straight, do you support scabs and blacklegs?

Georgie89
May 29 2015 18:49
Battlescarred wrote:
Can this arsehole now be banned. Enough is enough. Actually between 20 and 40 % of India's population is vegetarian. Which is quite a considerable number of people.

VEGETARIAN not vegan as you claimed. And not for the reasons first world liberals are. You can't be this fucking dumb.

Georgie89
May 29 2015 18:52

I have just posted this on the LORFE page. Lets see what the kurds think lol.

Battlescarred
May 29 2015 18:55

Please now ban this troll.

kurekmurek
May 29 2015 23:10

What? Who says that? You mean YPJ commander and she only says this: YPJ does not support radical feminism (she explains it is separatism between genders, dividing society). Nobody in nowhere say something like they oppose feminism. Moreover they have their own theory "jinology" that says that goes beyond feminism.

Did you even read a book about feminism? What do you know about feminism? Why do you constantly confuse feminism and separatist radical feminism as if they are the same thing? Or think that Bahar is some sort of separatist feminist unlike Kurdish women organisations who organize autonomously?

God I hate when a white person just comes and teaches people in different societies what they can be or can not? You are an example of colonial attitude. What you think you know is just an orientalist image.

EDITED for readability and removing the slurs

Reddebrek
May 29 2015 19:13
Georgie89 wrote:
Battlescarred wrote:
Can this arsehole now be banned. Enough is enough. Actually between 20 and 40 % of India's population is vegetarian. Which is quite a considerable number of people.

VEGETARIAN not vegan as you claimed. And not for the reasons first world liberals are. You can't be this fucking dumb.

Battlescarred wrote:
Ever heard of the Jain and Hindu population of South India who don't eat meat, you poor sad misogynist scumbag.
xxzxcuzxme
May 29 2015 20:08

Georgie89, you've written a particularly large amount of text, so maybe this question has been covered before, but- what are your own political viewpoints, overall?

Finally, in relation to Kurdish groups, a number of posters on here have a very good degree of knowledge on the current situation, more than me and (most likely) more than you, so it's worth having a listen.

Without sounding to patronising, (political) life isn't just twitter or YouTube (or even libcom!!).

Fnordie
May 29 2015 20:41
Georgie89 wrote:

Using violence to stop people selling their labour is authoritarian, you are no different from a leninist if you are honest about what you advocate.

Banning people from internet forums is authoritarian, too

Khawaga
May 29 2015 21:14
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You keep talking like the YPG are closer to your ideology than mine lol. I talk to people over there, none of them share your views. I linked a video showing YPJ/G female commander saying feminism is shit and talk about how their political beliefs differ from it.

He said to a person that, of the posters on this thread, lives the closest to Kobane and is one of the posters on this site that probably knows the most about what is going on. And it is quite the feat that after Georgie the political/ideological twain between kurrem and the critics of Rojava has been somewhat overcome....

Tyrion
May 29 2015 21:33

Well now Khawaga, Georgie has Facebook chatted with a few YPG members and watched some YouTube videos so let's not go doubting his expertise on the oppressed people of the third world. Hopefully he can ensure that Kurdish women don't go too far in criticizing sexism lest they reveal their inner self-entitled middle class SJW.

Fleur
May 29 2015 21:38

Even though I refuse to carry on enabling this tit by engaging with him, it has been entertaining watching him "educating" Kurrem about Kobane. smile

jef costello
May 30 2015 09:19
Georgie89 wrote:
Can you imagine if that scenario was reversed and it was a bunch of white men joking about a woman's boyfriend cutting her breasts and clit off? Instant firing, instant police investigation into hate speech. But Woopi goldberg and her pack of imbecilic ladies can cackle about it and it isn't criticised by anyone?

Is that like almost a culture where men can be alughed at for being raped i prison and supposed feminists on a tv show can laugh hysterically about a man having his penis severed by a woman. If that was the other way around that would be used as an example of rape culture and patriachy lol.

I've heard many more men making 'jokes' like that in front of women than the contrary.
You mean Whoopi 'Rape rape' Goldberg?
People on here have been called out about prison rape jokes. But again I doubt you actually have a problem with them, I'd be surprised if you don't make them yourself. The problem is not that you are offended by jokes about men being raped the problem is that you think that that justifies saying what you want. You are the one searching for victimhood by claiming an equivalent effect when you don't care about the supposed offence against you. It's a bit like the crappy argument "they can call us crackers but we can't call them niggers" (aside from the stunning lack of equivalence between the two terms in social, cultural, historical terms and on every level of power). If you genuinely are offended by the term cracker then ask people to stop using it. That is the problem if this argument has any validity. Otherwise you're just trying to justify using the word nigger with false victimhood.

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Once again her tweet wasn't offensive, her entitled double standards are. Obviously kill all white men isn't offensive. We have all the guns and power, white men could forcibly make women slaves. We don't because we think it is wrong. Which makes it ironic first world feminists have more scorn for supposed patriarchy in the first world than Daesh who are literally enslaving women.

This is your actual problem. You identify with the 'we'
I used to get pissed off with being expected to apologise for all the actions of white brits over the years and there is a tendency in some leftist circles do have a go at white men like this. However it is a very small tendency and compared to the casual disregard shown to women especially but also minorities it is nothing serious.
It is wrong to blame all white men for the actions of some, it is a mistake that you can argue against. Thinking that white men are persecuted and therefore siding with the very white men whose participation in control and oppression makes the rest of us look bad is not going to do anything other than put you on the wrong side.

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See this is a prime example. Men liking the videos of women assaulting men getting their cummupence is the issue. Not women feeling so confident that they can spit at, insult and violently assault men with no ramifications and when they do experience ramification feminists posting in comment sections saying it is never justified to hit a woman.

I've met and seen women like that and I have avoided them. But it didn't make me want to see women be punched in the face, to be honest I don't want to watch youtube videos of anyone being punched in the face. Would the video interest you if it was a man punching a man who punched him back? Would you feel such a strong sense of justice in this case?

Chilli Sauce
May 30 2015 13:42
Fleur wrote:
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Hang on, when did Bahar ever try to get someone fired? First I've heard of this.

I think he's got it in his head that she signed that pointless petition to cancel the Colbert Report. I signed that petition to buy David Graeber a tank but I knew nothing would come of that one too.

Jesus, I know I should leave well enough alone, but what's this Cancel Colbert petition? I'm assuming it's not because he's a dirty scab (which he is)?

Chilli Sauce
May 30 2015 13:53
Georgie89 wrote:

Just like in another thread someone advocated violence against scabs and got a bunch of upvotes. Would violence against male scabs only be justified but hitting a female scab is sexist?

I think this might be directed against me. If so, what I said was that I didn't oppose the use of force against scabs as a tactical choice in certain circumstances. I did parenthetically include "violence" in that post because I was arguing against some douchebag - not unlike yourself - who seemed incapable of making an argument without caricaturing the libcom position.

In any case, it should be abundantly clear that saying force could be tactically justified is a very different thing from "advocating" violence against scabs in the abstract.

commieprincess
May 30 2015 14:02

really hoping a mob of "dumb cunts" / "entitled twats" punch this misogynist's tiny head in. Why hasn't this scum bucket been banned yet?

Fleur
May 30 2015 14:07
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Jesus, I know I should leave well enough alone, but what's this Cancel Colbert petition? I'm assuming it's not because he's a dirty scab (which he is)?

Chilli, it's just some stupid internet flap which happened over a year ago, I'm pretty sure your time is way too valuable to waste researching something quite as daft. But if you don't have anything more valuable to do with your time, like clean out kitty litter, watch paint dry -
http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2014/03/28/stephen_colbert_versus_the_hashtag_activists.html

Chilli Sauce
May 30 2015 14:24
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Even though I refuse to carry on enabling this tit

As if we needed any more proof of the self-entitled SJW PC brigade! Could you imagine if I used tit to insult a woman?!? There'd be a hashtag dedicated to chopping my balls off. And you'd like that Fleur, wouldn't you? Wouldn't you?

Thanks for the link, though. As it turns out, I do actually have some kitty litter to change.