So in case you’ve been living under a rock you know that everyone’s favorite racist Bahar Mustafa quit her job! Please don’t jump up and celebrate at this very moment, though. I’m just as happy as you are, what can I say though she brought this on herself? Yes, she did the attempt to get her fired earlier this year when she didn’t allow white males to attend an event at Goldsmiths and then posting up this picture in response.
And let’s not forget the wonderful video rebuttal on YouTube where among other things there’s open snickering at men’s rights
This, of course, brought caused a student petition at Goldsmiths to get her fired and a corresponding online petition.
When this didn’t work, she then got arrested for this tweet
She even got support from people that she wasn’t expecting to hear it from
Now, you would THINK that someone who has just dodged a bullet like this one would’ve learned her lesson! Especially when some of her most vocal critics spoke out against her being arrested in the first place! But I guess that’s just asking too much from her isn’t it.
Direct quote from this interview about her unexpected support
Controversy-monger Katie Hopkins and conservative journalist Milo Yiannopoulos were among a few of your unlikely allies—I’m interested to know what your feelings were about them backing you.
“Well, they are not my allies—I did not ask for their support, and I don’t want it. They stand for everything I’m against. I was so embarrassed when Hopkins tweeted in support—I would never accept the support from an attention-seeking, classist idiot who thinks immigrants are less than vermin. I did enjoy watching the twats of the gamergate scandal squabble online over whether or not to offer support to a feminist-slash-social-justice-warrior because not to would mean that their entire free speech platform would come crashing down. To them, and many other right-wing pricks, free speech means the right to be as offensive as possible. For many of us, free speech means the right to bring the injustices of the state to the fore so that we can organize against it without fear or intimidation, prison, or death.”
Bahar let me say it publicly right here! “Yeah, you’re fucking welcome asshole. I seriously doubt that you or any of your ‘allies’ would’ve returned the favor.”
At this point, I could start diagnosing Bahar but I’m going to save this for later. That statement she made at VICE pretty much says it all. It also doesn’t do much for VICE’s very rapidly eroding reputation.
So now she’s weathered three attacks and as you can see she’s just a humble as ever. (This is the part where I wish there was a sarcasm font) A sane person at this point would smarten the fuck up and fly straight. Because at this point your allies in the Goldsmiths College Student Union have to start considering their association with her. But she isn’t sane, because no sooner does she clear the arrest when she starts up again this time at the very student union office that she works at. This is what finally gets her to quit.
But wait that’s not all no sooner does she quit her job in melodramatic fashion
But then this comes out right after she quits her job. This article came out five days after she quit.
OK, it’s entirely possible that these two events are not related. That being said I’ve experienced people like this before. You know the type, the ones that are always complaining or reporting someone. The one that is an absolute killjoy and causes everyone in the room to either leave or shut up the moment they walk in the room. You know what I’m talking about here the workplace bully.
What I guess here is this, and let me make this clear that this is sheer speculation on my part. Adrihani Abd Rashid likely had received multiple complaints about Bahar. Like most toxic workplace situations she likely to a certain point sympathized with her position even though she didn’t necessarily agree with her tactics. Also, because of her past, she couldn’t just fire Bahar without causing a shitstorm that likely would’ve landed in the Student Union’s lap. This is a very common tactic of workplace bullies make everyone around you afraid and if they speak up? Well in Bahar’s case she had a full Twitter mob ready to pounce on you. So poor Adrihani was in a pickle but then out of the blue LOOK HERE. She sent tweets to Pamela Gellar, threatening tweets to boot. Well, now she had all the reason in the world to get rid of her. She quietly pulled Bahar into her office and gave her an ultimatum I’ve been given before “Quit or be fired”. She chose to quit and of course as you’ve seen above didn’t leave without yet more melodrama.
I should also point out that playing the race card is something workplace bullies will do at the drop of a hat
So that’s the speculation on what happened. The odds on her being not guilty of both the #killallwhitemen tweet and that e-mail sent to Pamela Gellar using her own Goldsmiths Student Union e-mail are slim and none. More speculation on my part, but I’m going to say that given what I’ve seen I have to say that at the very least Bahar Mustafa has a severe case of narcissistic personality disorder.
Before any smartass says “well duh!” let me make this clear that not everyone will figure that out about her right away. More likely she was known as either crazy or a bully. But the clincher for me is the fact that over and over she dodges a bullet. And she did have more than a few shot at her before she was finally ‘forced to quit’. Instead of saying Uh Oh better smarten up, she goes right on ahead and keeps doing what she’s doing and doesn’t for one second ever consider that she did all this to herself.
I’d like to say good riddance and fuck off somewhere Bahar, but you know what this probably isn’t over! No, she won’t be in the spotlight but she will get interviewed sooner or later. Just giving you all the heads up here a person like this never learns their lesson. There’s a 150% chance that she will say she was the victim in this situation. Think I’m bullshitting you? There was another woman like Bahar in the Tech Community her name was Adria Richards! Yeah, that Adria Richards from Donglegate
Adria Richards got fired for getting someone fired for making a dongle joke.
Yes, Adria Richards got fired, but don’t you know? She was the victim of this scenario! Not the guy who got fired over the joke, you know the guy with a family and kids?
CBC National did a story on her back in May. Briana Wu is also featured in the back end of this story. Adria’s story starts at 1:41 she says at around 2:52 that she did nothing wrong and then well we all get to see her almost cry on camera then get up and leave just after 6:25. Adria is sorry but not sorry for what she did to the father. She’s sorry because of what happened to her. No attempt to feel or even empathize for the consequences of her actions on anyone else. Again this is speculation but there’s a real possibility that Sendgrid may have also been looking for a reason to let her go, and this Twitter outrage was that spark.
Pardon the sarcasm here, but trigger warning watching this video may cause you facepalm so fucking hard you may end with whiplash, bruising, a concussion or the stupidity of both Adria and Briana may cause your brain to hemorrhage causing permanent brain damage.
Ironically enough when this happened to Adria Richards back in 2013, it was like seeing Mike Tyson getting knocked out. It’s not a coincidence that ever since she got fired Feminism and now also thanks to Gamergate Social Justice Nazis have been a long and ever increasingly steep fall.
Yes, folks, you can count on social justice warrior at some news publication in the next few months doing a sob story about Bahar Mustafa. About how she was run out of Goldsmiths for standing up for principles. And don’t worry about her immediate future either. There are enough Misandrists in Great Britain at the moment that someone will give her a job somewhere. Thankfully though her 15 minutes are probably used up.
But let me make this clear to you Bahar and I’m pretty sure that you or one of your friends will read this blog sooner or later.
“You are not the fucking victim here! You did this to yourself and everyone knows it!”