British woman, Bahar Mustafa, charged for #killallwhitemen tweet

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A student diversity officer in England has been charged by the police for allegedly tweeting the hashtag #killallwhitemen.

28-year-old Bahar Mustafa, who works at Goldsmiths University in London, faces two charges.

According to reports in British media, she is accused of sending a communication conveying a threatening message between 10 November 2014 and 31 May 2015. While her second offence is for sending a grossly offensive message via a public communication network between 10 November 2014 and 31 May 2015.

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She is expected to appear at Bromley magistrates court on 5 November.

The Independent reported that an online petition calling for her to be removed from her position garnered only 165 signatures, and she was allowed by the student union to keep her job.

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“Mustafa became the focus of national media attention after posting the message requesting white peope do not attend the event for black and ethnic minority women last month,” the newspaper reported.

She defended herself in an online video, describing the criticism she faced as an “outrageous distortion of fact”.

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Another British daily, The Guardian reported that Mustafa was initially accused of racism for asking white men not to attend a students union meeting intended for ethnic minority and “non-binary” women.

She then became embroiled in separate row, accused of using the hashtag #killallwhitemen on her Twitter account, which has since been deleted.

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