Monthly Archives: April 2016

Royall Ass # 5: Husam El-Quolaq, student who mocked “smelly” Jewish leader

(Please credit this blog post for two Facebook photos exclusively broken here.)

(5 p.m. update) Thanks to Harvard attorney Ed Whelan for his extensive commentary on this post on his Twitter feed, in particular this aptly titled tweet: “Harvard Law School tried to conceal Husam El-Quolaq’s identity.”

(4/21, 11 p.m. update) Thanks to Harvard attorney John Hinderaker for his blog post summarizing and commenting on our work: “Harvard Law Anti-Semite Revealed: No Surprises.”

(4/22, 10 a.m. update) Hinderaker’s co-blogger, attorney Scott Johnson, has now published on this sorry affair. In a post aptly titled “Harvard’s Disgrace,” he observes that “Harvard Law School is drinking deeply from El-Qoulaq’a Kool-Aid,” and concludes that the Law School “is the friend of those who hate [Jews], treating them with the deference and protection that is manifest in their actions” (emphasis added).

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After a flurry of activity in launching this blog, in early December we suspended our blogging after learning of the Royal Asses’ efforts to have us investigated by federal officials — merely for writing about, and mocking, key students involved in a protest movement that almost certainly staged a hoax to gain attention for the movement’s cause.

We decided, at least for the time being, not to give anyone any further excuse or incentive to investigate us. Later we might elaborate further on how we learned of the efforts to have us investigated.

We now break our silence to comment on the third-year Harvard Law School student who, at an official Law School event on April 14 featuring prominent Jewish leader Tzipi Livni, made a crude anti-Semitic remark, twice asking her why she was so “smelly.” Continue reading Royall Ass # 5: Husam El-Quolaq, student who mocked “smelly” Jewish leader