That same day, Feb. 6, Abdelgany allegedly e-mailed MSU's board members and told them that if they were questioned about the protest, they should blame it on the individuals involved, not the MSU. He said that way, it would take heat off the MSU from UCI administrators.
MSU was ultimately suspended as a student group for six months because of the Oren protest. It is still on probation until December 2012.
The day before the protest, prosecutors allege Abdelgany told "nondisruptors" to cheer after protesters shouted at Oren. Among the statements hurled at the ambassador were, "Michael Oren, you are a war criminal," and "You, sir, are an accomplice to genocide."