The Harvard Law Review editor who was caught on video participating in a pro-Palestinian mob that surrounded and shouted at a Jewish student was also reportedly involved in a bizarre 2017 automotive crash at Stanford University that left several students injured, The Post has learned.
Ibrahim Bharmal, 27 — amongst those seen circling and yelling “Shame! Shame!’ on the unidentified Jewish student in a campus incident last month that has drawn outrage from alumni including hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman — was reportedly in a mysterious late-night accident involving a U-Haul truck in Stanford that resulted in five people being injured.
On May 23, 2017, Bharmal, who on the time was a senior on the elite, Palo Alto-based university, was riding within the cab of a U-Haul truck with three other class presidents — and carrying between 14 and 18 Stanford “class cabinet members” within the rear of the van, in accordance with the campus newspaper Stanford Day by day.
Based on a redacted report by the California Highway Patrol, the vehicle collided with the overhang at the doorway to Wilbur Field Garage near the varsity’s campus. The CHP report noted that the U-Haul was a Ford that was attached to a “rear box area … [containing] no seats, seat belts or any variety of passenger restraint systems.”
Ibrahim Bharmal, 27, has been identified as one in all the pro-Palestinian students seen surrounding an unidentified Jewish student on the Harvard campus in the times following the deadly Oct. 7 assault by Hamas that left at the least 1,400 Israelis dead.Twitter/AvivaKlompas
Bharmal and other pro-Palestinian demonstrators surrounded the unidentified Jewish student.Twitter/AvivaKlompas
California law requires proper restraint and seating mechanisms at the back of a U-Haul if the rear box is used to move people.
News of the crash was circulated on campus by an internet newsletter, the Fountain Hopper, which cited “tipsters” as alleging that the crash resulted in “at the least five injuries, including a broken nose and at the least one concussion.”
One tipster told the newsletter that several of those involved within the crash were “bleeding” — including one who was “bleeding from the top.”
One other victim was “semi out of it” while a 3rd was “really out of it,” the tipster told the Fountain Hopper.
The CHP’s redacted report indicated that the driving force of the vehicle, who was not identified, was sober and that weather and road conditions were normal.
Based on the CHP report, there have been 18 people within the rear box along with the 4 class presidents within the cab of the Ford — though one in all the category presidents denied this to Stanford Day by day, claiming there have been 14.
In 2017, Bharmal was reportedly involved in a automotive crash that left several people injured.Instagram/betterdays_arecoming25/
Bharmal accomplished his undergraduate studies at Stanford University.Instagram/betterdays_arecoming25/
The opposite three class presidents were identified by Stanford Day by day as Rachel Morrow, Madilyn Ontiveros and Jack Seaton — all of whom graduated from the university in 2018.
The group had rented the U-Haul for an event at Lake Lagunita, a man-made lake on the Stanford campus, to commemorate the beginning of their term.
A CHP spokesperson referred The Post to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office for comment. The Post has also sought comment from all 4 class presidents in addition to Stanford.
The category presidents jointly told Stanford Day by day that reports that among the cabinet members “fled the scene” when officers arrived to analyze weren’t true. The presidents also denied that cabinet members were intoxicated.
The California Highway Patrol issued a heavily redacted report on the May 2017 crash involving Bharmal.Department oof California Highway Patrol
“There was no expectation or notion of drinking on the event,” the presidents claimed of their statement to Stanford Day by day. “It was common knowledge inside our senior cabinet that [drinking] wouldn’t be appropriate.”
Campus observers were curious as to why not one of the class presidents involved within the incident were disciplined by administrators.
An individual conversant in the situation told The Post that Stanford “brushed it under the rug” and “it went completely unpunished.”
Bharmal “had a excellent relationship with Stanford admins and the alumni association,” in accordance with the source, who noted that he later received an award from the group for “outstanding service” to the varsity.
Sources at Stanford told The Post that faculty administrators “brushed it under the rug.”AP
Based on Stanford, Bharmal earned a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and diplomacy.
He was recognized for his “leadership” and for “bring[ing] his whole self to his life and work whether within the classroom, community service or leading his class.”
“Serving as a category leader, he worked tirelessly to create a robust sense of affinity for his graduating class,” in accordance with a nominator who really useful him for the 2018 award.
“As a young scholar and supporter of social justice, Ibrahim also has a robust interest in Muslim affairs and refugee studies.”