Man wearing yarmulke at UCI tells students "you are failing your exams" during political protest
By Martin Hill
February 10, 2010


Local news reported that eleven students were arrested  for disrupting a speech at UC Irvine by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren on February 8th.

"We have wasted a half hour of a very busy individuals' time. Hopefully we will be able to squeeze some time.." chided a faculty member after several interruptions in the nearly six minute video of the event which offers a condensed version of the outbursts and arrests. Many of the students' remarks can not be deciphered from the video, but one young man in a red t shirt clearly shouted  "you sir are an accomplice to genocide" to Oren before he was defiantly led away by police.

The Muslim Student Union 'denied responsibility for the protests' and said it was students acting on their own, according to the L.A. Times. The union had issued a press release dated February 8 regarding Oren's visit which stated, in part,

Near the end of the Orange County Register video of the event around minute five, an entire group of students who had not interrupted the speech nor had been escorted out, stood up on their own accord and walked out of the hall as a group.

As they walked out, a man in a suit who appears to be in his 50's with glasses, brown hair, grayish beard, and wearing a yamaka tells a Muslim woman who is walking out  what sounds like "you need to drop out and get a new hairstyle" or "hair color". The woman is wearing a Muslim headdress , or hijab.

The man continues to address students in an authoritative manner as they file past him, angrily telling them "You are failing your exams. You are failing".

It is not clear at this point if the man is a professor or faculty member at UCI, although it should not be too difficult to identify the man and determine his position, if any, at the University. If he is a professor or someone who holds influence over the students' academic outcome, it is quite a controversial claim he made regarding their exams, merely because he disapproved of their actions outside the classroom.

The video edit then pans to a Persian woman who is saying "I'm an American citizen when I go to the west bank, I get treated like crap", to which a cop responds "No. Get out of here. Now".

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