To the editor: University of California student Regent Sadia Saifuddin does a disservice to
Different ideas and challenges should always be welcome. Saifuddin should be above ad hominem arguments, criticizing Maher the man rather than specifically dealing with what he says. She is too smart to have to do that.
If Saifuddin doesn't like Maher's statements, she needs to challenge his ideas on their merits instead of using blanket put-downs. Covering your ears or a speaker's mouth certainly isn't the UC Berkeley way.
Harvey Barkan, Studio City