You’ve probably seen this video on the news or on the internet. And you’ve probably heard the student being described as Middle Easter, or Iranian-American. In fact he is. His name is Mostafa Tabatabainejad.
But what you probably did not know is that he is a Baha’i.
There is still some confusion as to what really happened. He claims that he refused to present his student ID because he felt that he was being singled out because of his appearance. What is not clear is whether he complied with the campus police when they asked him to leave or not, whether he was acting belligerent or not, etc. But after seeing the video, what I clearly doubt is how anyone can be expected to stand up when they are repeatedly tasered!