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Twitter Censoring Criticism of Israel As Hate Speech

22 Jun

[Published 22 June, 2017]

Between 1948 – 54 and possibly over a longer period, Israel was responsible for the abuse and disappearance of 100’s if not several thousand Yemeni babies.

This heinous act has been reported by the BBC, Haaretz, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Independent, and many other global news outlets.

According to various official and independent sources, parents of newborn Yemeni babies, were told by doctors and other officials, that their babies had died during or shortly after birth.

We now know this to be a lie and a coverup by hospitals, the medical profession, and the Israeli government.

In December 2016, the Jerusalem Post published news of 200,000 documents concerning what is believed to have happened to these innocent babies.

Originally, these files and documents were ordered sealed until 2071 and only released after much public pressure and outrage.

Many of these babies are now believed to have been given to Israeli families, whereas other babies may have been used as organ donors, and some underwent post-mortem surgical procedures.

Similarly, another injustice committed by Israeli doctors and officials, is the recent revelation that some Ethiopian Jewish mothers, were forcibly sterilised.

So what does this injustice and travesty have to do with the social media platform, Twitter, you may ask?

According to my own sources, it would appear from a number of reports received, that Twitter is accusing users of hate speech; for merely posting any comments or links to articles or references, of these missing and disappeared Yemeni babies.

Presumably, under pressure from members of the Jewish diaspora, Zionist supporters and organisations, and the Israeli government, that users who post such content are committing blood-libel and thus an expression of hatred or prejudice towards Jews.

On the contrary, posting something on social media which is in fact based on the truth and historical, documented facts, can never be a form of hate speech and should never be curtailed.

Users who link to these reports and/ or post any links, comments, or articles, are being threatened with having their accounts suspended by Twitter and advised to remove them, thus denying the truth of occurrence of these events.

If we go down this route, then we will all ultimately lose control of our individual sovereignty and universal human rights, including the freedom to speak out and criticise our own and other governments for what are crimes against humanity.

It would appear in this instance, that Twitter is bowing to official pressure to silence Israel’s critics.

Author: Jason Schumann

Note:

I haven’t posted the names or details of those whom I am aware have been threatened by Twitter. The reason I have not  is to respect their right to privacy and prevent any abuse they may receive for speaking out.

Stephen Silverman and the Sickness of Jewish Privilege – Grenfell Towers Fire

16 Jun

[Published 16 June, 2017] 

Stephen-Silverman

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In recent months, I’ve posted several blogs concerning Zionism, Jewish privilege and victimhood, and the Israeli Lobby; so, the last I want to do – following the fire that engulfed Grenfell Towers, which has resulted in the needless loss of in excess of more than 100 lives – is write a blog about a Zionist and prominent member of the UK Jewry, who unwisely thought it wise to make light of the tragedy, by shamelessly seeking to point score against one of his perceived enemies.

Now, please don’t get me wrong on this. Like any human being, I am the first to admit, that I have occasionally taken a swipe at, and derived amusement and satisfaction, from seeing those whom I have reason to dislike, get their comeuppance, so-to-speak.

However, the last thing I would ever do, is seek to derive pleasure from their death, an injury, or suffering. Neither would I intentionally or otherwise, seek to trivialise and weaponise a tragedy such as the Grenfell Towers fire, and certainly never in order influence someone else’s opinion, belittle, or express a particular repulsion or dislike for someone.

In this case, Stephen Silverman, aka Mr. Slitherman, aka @bedlamjones, and the ‘enforcer’, who is the ‘Director of Prosecutions and Investigations’, for a so-called nefarious fake charity, Campaign Against AntiSemitism (CAA), sought to denigrate Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the UK Labour party, purely to further the Jewish cause of perpetual victimhood and the Jewish communities’ general dislike for him, because of his peaceful stance in the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict.

For those that do not know, Slitherman is a known harasser of women on social media, which he was recently forced to admit in open court, at Westminster Magistrates, in December 2016, in what has turned out to be a failed and misconceived attempt by CAA, to criminalise valid criticism of Israel’s war crimes and human rights abuses. The case was sponsored by the Israeli government itself and has since been dropped.

In a now deleted post on Twitter, Slitherman’s cheap and – quite frankly, what can only be described as a despicable pot-shot – claimed that Corbyn’s proposals to support the Grenfell Towers survivors – who are now homeless and the families of victims of the fire – was “a grotesque, self-serving cynicism.”

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Slitherman posted this comment in the wake of the fire and Corbyn’s condemnation of Theresa May’s inaction and alleged coverup of the tragedy.

The condemnation, concerning May’s unwillingness to meet residents; that her government purposely sat on a fire safety report, that could have prevented this tragedy had the report’s recommendations been implemented; and the suspicion and concern that her government is micromanaging the aftermath of the tragedy, including withholding details on the total number of deaths.

What Slitherman was referring to, when posting what he did, were Corbyn’s subsequent comments in Parliament and, unlike May’s refusal to do so, his willingness to visit local residents, as if he was conducting a public relations exercise.

Anyone who knows Corbyn, knows that this is simply not so and utterly outrageous to even suggest it.

One individual, who commented on the post, also suggested that Slitherman was attempting to smear Corbyn with a wrongly attributed quote that was actually made by Winston Churchill. The quote concerned the requisitioning privately owned property, to rehouse people who were made homeless after WWII. It was the reviled Daily Mail that published Churchill’s quote as Corbyn’s. Slitherman, either knowingly or otherwise, was repeating the smear in order to compound it.

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For absolute clarity, the quote in question – was, in fact – made by Churchill.

Before deleting his callous and mendacious smear of Corbyn, however – which was not his first, and which he only did… after it was pointed out him how despicable it was – Slitherman’s post had 16 retweets, 20 favourites, and various follow-up posts by those in apparent like-minded awareness and agreement with his intentions in posting what he did.

For the record, I, myself, have been on the receiving end of Slitherman’s bile, and it was not pleasant. Clearly, the only person guilty of being “grotesque” and of “self-serving cynicism” here, is Slitherman himself.

It truly despairs and pains me to say this – but Slitherman, like so many other Zionists and anti-Corbynites – are truly pernicious and resentful specimens, who will use any means at their disposal to discredit their self-created enemies.

As a closer to this blog, it is also worth noting, that 72 members of May’s government are landlords of private and/ or social housing – all of whom, voted against and filibustered a proposal by Corbyn – to recommend installation of sprinkler systems in all or most high-rise residential buildings.

A proposal that – had it  been passed – could have prevented the deaths of the victims in the Grenfell Towers fire.

Perhaps Slitherman should consider “whispering” more quietly next time!

Author: Jason Schumann

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