The saga of Bahar Mustafa takes another turn with apparent implosion of the entire executive of the student’s union. President Adrihani Rashid has resigned citing bullying and a hostile work environment. Bahar Mustafa, the controversial Welfare and Diversity officer has also resigned stating her desire to clear her name of accusations of bullying.
Given previous controversies including refusing to commemorate the holocaust because it was “Eurocentric” and refusing to ban ISIS propaganda because that would be “Islamophobic” makes me wonder if the fallout from the terrible events in Paris was the final straw for some people.
And, presuming there’s some truth in the bullying accusations, it’s yet another example of social justice identity politics enabling a sociopath. It’s almost certainly the law on unintended consequences in play, but it’s almost as if some of the rhetoric and ettiquette was designed by and for people like her, bullies who dish it out but can’t take it.