- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A student diversity officer who allegedly posted the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen on Twitter has been arrested in London.

Bahar Mustafa, a 28-year-old welfare and diversity officer at Goldsmiths University, faces one charge of sending a threatening message between Nov. 10, 2014 and May 31, and one charge of sending a menacing or offensive message via a public network, between the same dates, The Independent reported.

Ms. Mustafa provoked national backlash in April after she posted a message on Facebook asking white people not to attend a campus event for black and ethnic minority students.

A student petition calling for her to be removed from her position garnered only 165 signatures, failing to meet the 3% threshold to prompt a referendum on ousting her from her position, The Independent reported.

In a video response to the backlash, Ms. Mustafa explained that she could not be guilty of sexism or racism, “because racism and sexism describe structures of privilege based on race and gender and therefore women of color and minority genders cannot be racist or sexist, since we do not stand to benefit from such a system,” The Independent reported.

She then became embroiled in a separate racial controversy, accused of using the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen on her Twitter account, which has since been deleted, The Guardian reported.

A Metropolitan police spokesman said in a statement: “A woman interviewed under caution regarding a complaint of racially motivated malicious communication made on a social media network has been summonsed to court.”

Ms. Mustafa is scheduled to appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Nov. 5.


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