Hat tip Pro-Israel Bay Bloggers
This month, former Israeli cabinet member Tzipi Livni spoke at the Harvard Law School. During the q and a, Husam el-Qoulaq, a third year law student insulted Ms Livni by asking, "Why are you so smelly?" As it turns out, the offender is a former UC Berkeley student. Pro-Israel Bay Bloggers has more.
Law prevents Harvard or any other school from making public any disciplinary action that might be taken against this young man. After the embarrassment this has caused Harvard Law School, one might hope he has been expelled, but I doubt it.
To be honest, I have participated in many campus q and a's, and I have generally been in opposition to the speaker. Off the top of my head, I think the harshest thing I ever said was to Amir Abdel Malik Ali when I told him that he was an anti-Semite and hated his own country. Never would it have occurred to me to say what this clown said to Ms Livni.
This incident brings to mind the 2010 disruption of the Israeli ambassador to the US' speech at UC Irvine in 2010. A couple of years later, four of those students returned to speak at UCI during the annual anti-Israel hoopla hosted by the Muslim Student Union. One of them, Osama Shabaik, had gone on to Harvard Law School. He actually boasted about being told by the dean that he had only noticed his application because he had listed the incident on the document. (The 11 students
were prosecuted and convicted .) Thus, he felt that it was a factor in his being accepted by Harvard Law.
Anybody want to bet a beer that this El-Qoubaq guy remains at Harvard?