Monday, May 30, 2016
When you challenge anti-semitic blood libels you become the victim of anti-semitic abuse and threats
This is an update to the posts here, here, and here.
When a non-political charity - against its own rules - awarded first prize in the Redbridge finals of its speaking competition for youngsters to a virulently anti-Israel speech full of lies and blood libels, I was one of the first to complain. Not to demand the speech be censored, but simply to point out that this speech should not have won the competition and that the charity should set the record straight by allowing a proper response to the speech (which had been met with enthusiastic applause at Wanstead High School). I also noted that the student in question had been extensively re-tweeting hateful material from a well-know terrorist supporter called Abbas Sarsour.
The charity said that they had already decided a week earlier that the speech was in breach of their two fundamental rules and that because of this the student was not being put through to the Grand Final.
Because the antisemites (of whom there are far more than Israel supporters) decided that I had played a role in 'silencing a child' I have now been abused, threatened in many ways - including being reported to the police - and accused of being a child molester and paedophile. I am currently receiving, for example, hundreds of abusive tweets per hour (even though I only joined twitter a few months ago and before the weekend had received less than a dozen tweets in total). You can see them on my twitter feed and comments on my recent blog postings. There is also a campaign to 'ban' me (whatever that means):
@Support Please ban @EdgarDavidson81 for online threats to @LeanneMohamad #LetLeanneSpeak
David Collier has a brilliant report on the same thing here.
Daphne Anson: Police have been informed tweets Israel defaming schoolgirl as anti-Israel forces rally
And here is a reminder for all the haters - who say they are not antisemites - now visiting my blog:
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