My husband subsequently investigated this incident on his own.
My source, “Deep Camel”, gives a slightly different version. There was no “We” united in outrage. One, count em, 1 individual, a Saudi who is not a student of nor familiar with Ms. Cicily Tub-Warbington took offense. Ms. Tub-Warbington’s Saudi students have in fact stood by her throughout.
Deep Camel adds: “She’s pretty much adored by the vast majority of her students, including all the Saudis. As of this afternoon, around 15 of her Saudi male students had changed their FB profile pic to a pic of her, to show support. They’re horrified and seriously dismayed at how this ONE student has caused so much trouble for her.
Two of her former students (Saudis) even complained to the Saudi embassy about the trouble-maker. I’m not sure if they asked for something specific to be done, or if they just made the embassy aware he was causing trouble for a favorite teacher.
It’s almost too insane to be believed, that one person who doesn’t even know her has the ability to cause her so much trouble.”
Dear National Post:
If you “liberate” this story from my husband’s blog (again), please give him credit (for once.)