Saturday, May 28, 2016

A schoolgirl's 3-minute video confirms there is no future for British Jewry


Update: As you can see from clicking the link, the video has now been removed from the Speak Out Challenge website but here is a screenshot below I saved, and the whole video is actually interspersed with the response video from Brian of London at the bottom of this page. Also worth mentioning that the antisemites on twitter are apoplectic at my actions that they say have led to this girl being 'censored'. In fact, the Speakers Trust had already decided not to send the girl through to the Grand Final and, moreover, in my letter to the CEO I specifically said I was not asking for the video to be removed. I was asking for the right to respond to the lies (and specifically have the School hear the response). Brian's video does this.
Another Update: This explain the 'Peace loving' schoolgirl's perverse views on 'Palestine'



(SEE FURTHER UPDATES AT BOTTOM OF PAGE)

This is actually a good news and bad news update to the posting yesterday about how a 3-minute anti-Israel hate speech full of lies and blood libels by Leanne Mohamad of Wanstead High School won the 2015-16 Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge Redbridge Regional Final.

The good news is that I have had a response** (see below) from the  CEO of the Speakers Trust (who run the competition on behalf of the Jack Petchey Foundation); she states that the judging panel have now decided unanimously against sending Leanne Mohamad through to the Grand Final. The reason is that they had the same concerns to those I raised. Note, in particular, how the speech was in breach of the two 'fundamental rules made explicit during training'.

The bad news is that the more I think about Leanne Mohamad's speech, and the jubilant reaction to it, the more it is evident that there is no long-term future for British Jewry (and it seems Brian of London agrees with me). Here we have a very well-educated child in an affluent suburban school who has been groomed and brainwashed into accepting a 'Palestine' narrative that is even more extreme than that proposed by Hamas. Yet, she seems to have had the full support of all the school's teachers and pupils as well as the local authorities who clearly bought into, and supported, the same narrative because so much of Britain's political and academic class is controlled by the Islamic/leftist alliance that deems 'Palestinians' as the ultimate victims of our age and Israelis as the ultimate villains.

A very large proportion of schoolchildren are being brought up with the same extreme views as Leanne Mohamad. People with these views are already dominant in Britain's Universities with their "Israel apartheid" weeks and their closing down of any pro-Israel speech on campus.  Things are clearly going to get a lot worse with the influx of immigrants who have been fed the same antisemitic propaganda from birth. In 5 years time Leanne Mohamad may be intimidating Jewish students on a University campus with her lies and in 15 years time it is highly likely that Leanne Mohamad will be a member of Parliament (she is after all just a younger version of many like her now in the Labour party). Judging by the comments yesterday of Teresa May someone like her would be welcome in the Conservative party and could even become Prime Minister.

Leanne's narrative is driven by hateful antisemitism that refuses to acknowledge any rights of the Jewish people, and completely ignores the reality of Palestinian terrorism and rejectionism, the fact that the 'poor Palestinians' are the recipients of more aid per person than any other people in the world, and that most of the billions of dollars given in aid that have not ended up in terrorist bank accounts has been spent on terror tunnels and weapons. It is a narrative that is clearly promoted not just in Leanne's mosque, but also by the BBC, Sky News and almost every main stream newspaper. That is why not a single person in authority at Wanstead High School or on the various Redbridge committees even questioned the legitimacy of what Leanne was saying or noticed that her speech was in breach of both of the competition's fundamental rules.

The 'official' Jewish leadership of the UK ultimately bears some responsibility for allowing this narrative to take hold, when the simple truth was all that it needed to expose it. Now Jewish parents in the UK are having to send their children to schools and colleges where the Leanne Mohamads dominate all debate, while the Jews cower in silence. That is the future for Jews in the UK.

**Response from Julie Holness, CEO
Thank you very much for your email, which my colleague Rebecca Griffiths has this morning forwarded to me. We take your concerns very seriously. 
Every year thousands of young people are trained in the art of public speaking. They are encouraged to speak out on something they feel passionately about and of course they bring with them their history and culture and beliefs. 
There are, however, two fundamental rules that are made explicit during the training:
- the speech must have a positive and uplifting message - in fact this is one of the core terms of the agreement with the Jack Petchey Foundation.

- a speaker should never inflame or offend the audience or insult others and this, by definition, means that propaganda is ruled out absolutely from the outset.
It is, however, the school that votes through its most talented speaker in an Assembly final and an independent panel of judges from the local community who select their regional winner. Speeches at this level will have been further developed and even rewritten, with the training guidelines but without our input on content. Judges do not mark a speaker down because they disagree with a point of view but they are clearly briefed on the those guidelines. Unfortunately, with over 18,000 young people trained annually, a speech that does not observe these ground rules may very rarely get through on passion and delivery. 
Last Saturday a Speakers Trust and Jack Petchey Foundation judging panel decided unanimously against sending Leanne Mohamad through to the next stage and she will not be speaking at the Grand Final. These were precisely our concerns. 
As a Speakers Trust trainer I was responsible for managing the schools in Redbridge and I have a close affinity with the region. Please let me know if you would like me to forward your email to Wanstead High School so that your comments and reservations may be heard. 
If you wish to discuss this further you have my home office number below, which you are welcome to use at any time. 
Kind regards,
Julie Holness

Chief Executive Officer
Speakers Trust
Getting the Public Speaking
And here is my follow-up:
Dear Julie
Thank you for your very fast response to my letter, which is greatly appreciated.
I am pleased to hear that the judging panel found that the speech by Leanne Mohamad was in breach of both of the fundamental rules you cited and that, as a result, she will not be speaking at the Grand Final.
 
What I do not understand is that if, as you say, these "two fundamental rules are made explicit during the training" how on earth was it possible for a speech like this not only to be accepted in the first place but to actually win the Redbridge Final? It seems that there must have been a complete breakdown of the competition processes at many levels. It also seems to me that political activists in Redbridge and the School have hijacked the competition to promote what is, ultimately, a deeply antisemitic narrative. 
What I would like to know is how the damage done is going to be redressed. The lies and blood libels in Leanne's speech, which went totally unchallenged, actually go far beyond what even the terrorist organisation Hamas claims. To say these blood libels are deeply offensive to me and my many family members in Israel (some of whom have been murdered by the Palestinian terrorists whose narrative Leanne presents) is an understatement. Yet I see that the video is STILL on your website http://www.speakoutchallenge.com/leanne-mohamad-winner-jack-petcheys-speak-challenge-redbridge-regional-final-2015-16/  on a page which congratulates Leanne as the Redbridge winner. 
I am not, incidentally suggesting that the video must be taken down or censored. But if it is left there must be a clear statement about how it has breached the rules, why it is so offensive and why nothing like that can ever be accepted in the future. There must also be a proper video response. 
As far as the School is concerned I have already written to the Head Teacher, but I think you should also seek answers from them to the above questions.  It frightens me to know how such extreme, hateful and ignorant views have not only become main stream in such a school, but have become a mark of excellence with apparently unanimous support.
Yours
Edgar
See also: How to win a UK child's charity award - make a speech full of lies and blood libels against Israel 

UPDATE: The Jewish Chronicle has picked up the story, although curiously (given that it failed to cover the story first time when the child won the competition) it headlines with the good news that the Panel unanimously voted the speech out of the final.

UPDATE: Brian of London has produced a superb response video. This is what I will ask the head Master of Wanstead High School to show to all the pupils. Please watch it all:





Update: This explain the 'Peace loving' schoolgirl's perverse views on 'Palestine'

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Edgar - one more demand. Who was the trainer - paid for and assigned by Speakers Trust - who let it get that far? Julie Holness did not address this in her response to you.

Edgar Davidson said...

Anon: As you can see from my follow-up there are more answers needed.

Anonymous said...

They have no money or infrastructure, because the leaders channel the funds into their own accounts. Hamas does not allow their citizens to leave. The misinformation that is continually spread around the media is unbelievable! How was this allowed?

bechira said...

Thank you for your advocacy for decency.

Shirl in Oz said...

Edgar

There is a copy of this video on Youtube which needs to be removed by the uploader.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9q1bK6dPdU

Hoppen said...

The girl needs an education, both in history and geography, rather than being brainwashed by her people. She is obviously spouting words from a political propaganda, without any factual content. The surprising thing is that it came from a Jack Petchey award-Jack Petchey is hardly pro-Muslim or pro-this little piece of land that she calls "Palestine".

Anonymous said...

Who were the representatives of the Borough of Redbridge who chose her over the winners from other schools in the Borough, to go into the Final?

cba said...

"This video has been removed by the user."

Well done!!

Daphne Anson said...

Sometimes I wonder what "the organ of Anglo-Jewry" does with its journalistic resources and nose for news, Edgar. It seems slow to pick up on important stories quite a lot of the time. You, of course, will recall my amazement and disgust when I e-mailed my just-taken exclusive Stephen Sizer 9/11 Facebook screenshot to Marcus Dysch, only to be told that the JC would not be interested in running that story. Pathetic.

Anthony Jacobs said...

The most appalling thing is that the video was taken down and the "Jewish Establishment" hasn't even picked up on it, let alone reacted.
I wish I had the technical know how to save a copy of the video and send it on to all those who should see it, including local and national politicians, BoD, police and CST. There should be a prosecution or two.

Anthony Jacobs said...

The most appalling thing is that the video was taken down and the "Jewish Establishment" hasn't even picked up on it, let alone reacted.
I wish I had the technical know how to save a copy of the video and send it on to all those who should see it, including local and national politicians, BoD, police and CST. There should be a prosecution or two.

Edgar Davidson said...

Anthony: Both I and Brian of London have copies of the original video, but have not posted them up. Brian preferred if for his response video to be the only one that was publicly available.

Edgar Davidson said...

Daphne: Your are absolutely right about the Anglo-Jewish community of course. Having said that, the JC DID pick up on this story, but as I noted in my article, they tried to spin it in a very different way. Jonathan Hoffman says the BoD are also onto the story, but I emailed Jonathan Arkush about it on Friday and have not had any response.

Anonymous said...

Leanne Mohamad is the future. You are the past, and you are fading along with support for your malicious occupation.

Reality Check said...

Brian of London may have wished to be less patronizing, derogatory and disrespectful if he wanted me or any other free thinking individual to take any of his ZIONIST PROPOGANDA to heart. Oh, you mean it works both ways and people can use a little girl's heartfelt speech to then turn it against her and promote their own (not factually backed up - references please, and I'd be happy to ask for references from Leanne too) hate-filled agenda? And quoting Donald Trump, just showed me the validity and intention of your video.

Let your hate go, look at reality. I find it funny and frankly quite sad and disheartening that from a people who have been so hated and oppressed throughout human history, as soon as they gain power, what to they do? Hate, segregate and oppress others. Deny the existence of a people, just as they were denied long ago. Good job shaping our future. I feel sorry for that little girl, her family, and her people. #freepalestine

Harvey Rose said...

Good Find.
I have notified the appropriate educational authorities

Anonymous said...

"No future for Jews in Britain" well maybe not if they make common cause with Anti Semites & fascists like your pal Tommy Sheridan to hound and bully those who come from the Middle East who you were enjoined to make common cause with by the founders of Israel

Anonymous said...

Don't mention the CST - your extremist host of the website thinks they're "part of the problem" he prefers full on former member of the British Nationa Party Tommy Sheridan. He also has problems with Save Yhe children & Sports Relief. He's not part of civil society -?as he's shown by stalking a 15 year old gut with Different views

makahar said...

Brilliant speech!! This speech will go down in history with Nelson Mandela's "our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians"

Midlife Singlemum said...

I'm sharing your video Brian. An excellent response.

Anonymous said...

And you will go down I'm flames along with Haman, Pharaoh, and Mohamed the pedophile

Anonymous said...

Good, I'm tired of the racist, malicious, homophobic, regressive Arab occupation of Jewish land. About time they go back to Arabia!

Anonymous said...

Please let us know all the historical Palestinian figures you have in mind, perhaps a famous "King of Palestine", or was it a great Palestinian scientist. No? How about a famous Palestinian musician? Or was it a Palestinian business titan? A famous Palestinian author? An inventor? A soldier? Bet your thinking of a famous "Palestinian" terrorist, aren't you. You are clearly less educated than the stupid brain-washed Islamonazi girl in the video - quite an accomplishment

Reality Check said...

Um... I have no idea what "historical figures" references you're commenting on. Did you just think to make a point that no one was speaking about? Your comment makes no sense, unfortunately, but good on you for feeling the need to put in your mindless two cents. Thank you for your... insight.

Anonymous said...

Well it's nice to know that it's out there your aim is land theft annexation & deportation. Ine would hope that Jews would know better.

Anonymous said...

Grown man, harassing a 15 year old due to the fact that she was able to inform more of the public in under 4 minutes than you were able to do on this blog in the last 11 years.

Anonymous said...

Idiot. You have nothing logical to say. Just a bunch of ugly imitations, go educate yourself.

Anonymous said...

You may be able to behave like that in Private Or in Israel. But to the rest of the world the more you crazed messisnic Zionists reveal quite how batshit loopy you are The more people start to take the claims of the Palestinian seriously.

Anthony Jacobs said...

The original should be shown to MRS like John Mann and Bob Blackman, who will hopefully be able to push it out into the public domain. I don't watch TV and don't listen to much radio either. Is anyone in the mainstream media discussing it?

Kyle Renner said...

What kind of insane mentality leads you to believe that frothing hatred (Edgar the coward, Brian of London) is perfectly acceptable if it targets Palestinians, Arabs, Iranians, and "the Muslims"?


You must just be evil or you've got a brain tumour or something.

Tony Jacobs said...

Kyle Renner, can you explain a little more please? Dismissing two well reasoned articles with a couple of unqualified allegations may seem a tad biased and unreasonable to some. Are you a medical doctor, a priest, or both?

Tony Jacobs said...

Makahar, Mandela was also adamant that Israel had a right to exist in secure borders and shouldn't negotiate with the Arabs until they recognised Israel as a Jewish state.

Kyle Renner said...

@ Tony Jacobs:

You think Edgar's delusional spewing and the even more malicious and vile prattle shat out by "Brian of London" (just another Palestinian-hating, Arab-hating, Muslim-hating Zionist-- look at his "work) can be defined as "well reasoned"?

How utterly ridiculous. They're only "well reasoned" if you're an Arab-hating Zionist who also pushes conspiracy theories about the Middle Eastern and Muslim populations of Europe..

"To some"? Well, cowardly Edgar, who stalks teens on the internet, is ridiculously biased and unreasonable when it comes to this issue-- he just cravenly shrieks "blood libel" and he denies that Palestinians even exist.

Brian is even worse, typically.


I don't understand what doctors or priests have to do with anything-- perhaps I've just wasted my time seriously responding to you? You've said nothing of substance and act like Edgar and Brian are reasonable, laudable people instead of bigoted hacks.

Tony Jacobs said...

Kyle Renner, you continue to slander people as evil and insane liars, without a single substantiation.
What in particular do you dispute and upon which verifiable facts do you base it on?

If you take the time to read Edgar's article, you will see that all his assertions are not only well reasoned, but supported with verifiable facts.
Your reaction seems to be slightly hysterical, highly emotional and devoid of all reason.

Anonymous said...

The current iteration of Zionists definition of "verifiable fact" is a bit like your claims to "Judea & Samaria"

Tony Jacobs said...

Anonymous, thanks for another vague slur, from a keyboard terrorist too cowardly to put a name on their post.

Michael Levitt said...

Actually, far from disqualifying her, they have reinstated the video on the Speakers' Challenge website at http://www.speakoutchallenge.com/leanne-mohamad-winner-jack-petcheys-speak-challenge-redbridge-regional-final-2015-16-2/

Michael Levitt said...

And in a fairly well hidden statement (at http://www.speakerstrust.org/joint-statement-on-leanne-mohamad-and-competition/?platform=hootsuite), the organizers turn the whole thing around: without mentioning the content of the speech, the statement bemoans the comments people made against the video, justifying having taken it down on those grounds and proudly stating that it has now reinstated it.

Shirl in Oz said...

Thank you Michael Levitt for your post. I will write to them tomorrow.
Clearly they have no issues with people not telling the truth.

Anonymous said...

Where are the "verifiable facts"? Michael? Haven't spotted any yet And why are you calling me a terrorist just because I disagree with you, It's a fairly significant epithet to throw around so lightly.

Unless of course you came from a culture that has got used to dismissing oppositional views by calling them "terrorist" so you don't have to engage with what they're saying

Anonymous said...

You don't think it's possible that - rather than being the result of school-sponsored brainwashing and a signpost of impending doom for British Jewry - that this girl's opinion of the situation in Palestine is based in the fact that she's a Palestinian who has family suffering under occupation?

I wonder if your own views are based on such close and personal experience of the conflict, or if you have simply absorbed the inherent prejudices of your own educators?

I honestly think you can relax by the way. My own recent experience of the education system in Britain suggests that the only brainwashing going on is the perpetuation of ridiculous and harmful conciet that condeming, critisising, or even simply discussing Israeli policy makes one an anti-Semite in and of itself.

That said, as much of a look through your blog as I could stomach confirms to me that trying to discuss this with you rationally would be completely futile.

pete Ninetails said...

Tommy Sheridan was in the BNP?

Anthony Jacobs said...

Anonymous, Leanne is British and despite having family in the disputed territories, has not claimed to have ever visited. I have spent years in the area and have a family member who campaigns for Arab rights and a handful of Christian, Beduin and Druse Arab friends. I recognise what she says as a bunch of bare faced lies, precisely because my "views are based on such close and personal experience of the conflict."

I'm just wondering what you base your opinions on and why you have such a slavish devotion to the Livingston Formulation?

Shirl in Oz said...

Anonymous.

The first lie appeared at the 35 second mark when she asked "How would you feel if you were woken every morning by bombs and not birds?"

The last time a bomb was dropped on Gaza as in July 2014 during Operation Protective Edge, which was, in the main, an offensive to demolish terror tunnels.

So just that one statement has to have come from elsewhere, as she as just 13 years old at the time.

Anonymous said...

It was "in the Main an Offensive to demolish terror Tunnels"

Tje Great Train Robbery was in the main an attempt to collect mailbags.

You don't even believe your own nonsense. And if you do that means you consider the death of over a thousand many children acceptable collateral damage - which means you are the monsters many seek to characterise you are