Unhinged @MLewisLawyer: Bile, Bullying, Slander, & Threats

16 Apr

Here, you can see (and judge for yourself) just how hate-filled, tendentious, skulking, and threatening the infamous Mark Lewis can actually be.

He has previously been reported to and investigated by @SRA_Solicitors, for misconduct and harassment. Not the first time he’s been reported to them, either.

He is known to conspire with others (Jasna Badzak, Ambrosine Shitrit, Marko Hoare) to target critics of Israel’s war crimes against Palestinians.

Hell, if he dislikes his target that much, he’ll pursue them by legal means, send threatening letters, or engage the police in fabrications.

  1. You are absolutely right, Jo, Mark is well and truly unhinged.

  2. Mark’s favourite insult is to SCREEAAM: antisemite, NAZI, RacIST!

  3. Can’t debate, lose your temper, don’t like criticism of Israel and the holocaust industry, SHOUT nazi! Pathetic!

  4. Mark, her grandfather is dead, and you wish her to join him in the afterlife? Mkay. Got that one!

  5. Here’s Mark admitting that he tried (and failed) to have the person he is now targeting, arrested, on trumped up charges of antischwemitism.

  6. And here’s proof of his admission.

  7. Mark doesn’t appear to care that his conduct is bringing his profession into disrepute.

  8. In the tweet before this one, Mark made reference to her ethnicity… simply because she questioned his behaviour. Why? Racism?

  9. No, Mark, she wasn’t fired, she was targeted by Zioturds, like you.

  10. Mark wishing the person he is targeting, dead, again.

  11. Here’s more proof Mark conspires with others to have antiZionists arrested on fake antischwemitism charges.

  12. In this next tweet, Suzanne is crying to @engrugger, aka Rabbi Jonty Blackman, another Zioturd, who is a known racist with links to the Jewish Defence League.

  13. Here’s more on the halfwit fail-troll and poor little victim, Suzanne Fernandes.

  14. Foulmouthed, threatening, abusive, bullying, not very civil, at all! Mark isn’t capable of being civil.

  15. Here’s stupid @_Andreaurbanfox, using her not so anonymous troll account to harass and smear. She is so STOOPID, she used her own email address to verify the account, when she first set it up. Andrea is also a Zioturd, hates Muslims and Palestinians, and finds their suffering humorous.

  16. Here he is shouting NAZI – again!

  17. The ‘nazis’ to whom he’s referring, are people oppose Israel’s war crimes and question the validity of aspects of history presented as fact.

  18. I think he might burst a blood vessel.

  19. Mark and I have history. I am the one who has reported him to the SRA. My current complaint is pending. Here Mark makes reference to the fact ISIS would throw me off a roof because of my sexual orientation. I’ll leave you to guess which team I bat for.

  20. If you think his behaviour is unacceptable, you can report him to the Law firm, Seddons (his employer) or the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority.

 

Yes, Mark, and friends! All of this has been sent to the SRA and the police. Read it and weep!

My offer stands, Mark! You want to come after me: bring it!

 

 

 

By Jason Schumann

 

 

Disclaimer:

  1. All tweets and information posted in the previous Storify and this post, are (or were, before being deleted/ suspended) in the public domain and believed to be a matter of public record and have been posted in good faith, in the belief that they are true and not in any way specious or false.
  2. The above posts were actual tweets posted by Mark Lewis himself and the others referred to herein. They were part of my Storify account, which has since been suspended due to me keeping a record of the abuse I and others have been subjected to by certain individuals who shall remain nameless until further notice.
  3. Where an image is missing or there is no apparent other information, this means that the original, linked tweet or post has been deleted or the user suspended.
  4. Mark Lewis has since deleted much of his vitriol directed toward myself, Jo and several others with whom he disagrees; but not one to be caught out, I decided to archive everything… in case I might need it one day!
  5. The original of this post was collated and posted on my now suspended Storify account, here! I have offline backups though 🙂
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Twitter Launches All-Out Assault On Freedom Of Speech

18 Nov

The focus of this blog article is set out in two parts:

a) The rightful shutting down and suspensions of social media user accounts that espouse, promote, and/ or incite hatred;

b) The wrongful shutting down and suspensions of social media user accounts that espouse valid criticism of human rights abuses by oppressive nation states.

Despite falling traffic and market value, in a drive to combat so-called online ‘hate speech’, Twitter has recently started banning controversial and/ or outspoken user accounts on its social media platform.

One of the first accounts to fall foul of Twitter’s perma-suspension/ lifetime ban, was that of Milo Yiannopoulos, known as ‘the infamous internet troll.’

This was back in July 2016, after he (Milo) attacked the actress, Leslie Jones, and encouraged his followers to do the same, which included her receiving death threats and racial abuse.

More recently, Twitter has begun dishing out bans to similar accounts of the alt-right.

Slate has since reported, that the most prominent of these, was Richard Spencer, director of a white nationalist think tank, the National Policy Institute. His associated accounts were also suspended.

USA Today also reports that other alt-right user accounts have been suspended.

Other accounts, such as Tarek Fatah, David Vance, Tommy Robinson, Pam Geller, Pat Condell, Paul Joseph Watson, and Robert Spencer, have so far escaped the culling.

Don’t get me wrong, Twitter is right to do this.

In this instance, this is not about silencing rights and freedoms to speak one’s mind, seek to offend, or be politically incorrect. The issue here, is one of stopping hate speech and incitement.

As evidence of the problem, we only need look at Trump’s rhetoric during the presidential campaign. There is clear evidence that his comments spawned several thousand racist hate attacks, abuse, and also murders, across the US. How do we know Trump is to blame? Well, in many of the incidents, his supporters, who have been the perpetrators in many instances, claimed to have his consent to carry out their racist acts.

Within the last few days, Tommy Robinson, the Pegida, UK leader and founder of the former English Defence League, incited his followers to claim that an anti-Islamophobia campaign, #IAM2016, launched by Mend Community, was in fact, a campaign supporting Daesh.

It is clear, that the alt-right are inciting hatred and abuse online, which, in turn, manifests in our every day real lives, causing genuine harm and suffering; mainly to the lives of minority communities.

(As an aside, the recent and now more prevalent use of the term ‘alt-right’ is a deliberately misapplied label, that is used to disguise, not only the views of those who consider themselves as libertarians espousing the right to offend and speak without censure, but also to make the views of extremists and racists on the far right more acceptable and tolerated.

Indeed, use of the term ‘alt-right’ is one of the single most cynical, perverse and iniquitous attempts by the likes of Milo, Robinson, Watson et al, to seek to diminish and white-wash the impact of hate speech and racism ladled on minorities and trivialise what they perceive is the right to abuse, cause offence and spread hatred).

Without doubt, Twitter should be applauded for its efforts to curb members of the Far Right from spreading hate, marginalising minorities, promoting homophobia, misogyny, racial abuse, and inequality.

After-all, there is no such thing as free speech without responsibility. Any sane and reasonable person accepts this. If not, you are more than likely to have one or more personality disorders.

More worryingly, however, is that Twitter is now actively silencing liberals and socialists, like myself, who speak out against members of the Far Right and crimes of oppressive regimes, such as Saudi, Turkiye and Israel.

Erdogan and Netanyahu have both actively sought to crush the right of any individual to criticise their national policies of brutality, human rights abuses, political interventions, and continued war crimes.

For its part, the UK-based Community Security Trust (CST), working on behalf of the Israeli government, announced a few days ago, that it is working with and to ‘influence’ and re-educate Twitter to ‘remove’ anti-Zionist accounts, critical of Israel’s apartheid, demonstrated by its forced displacement of people, and illegal annexation and occupation of Palestinian lands.

As the journalist Asa Winstanley recently reminded us with a post on his Twitter feed, CST – a so-called registered charity, under the guise of monitoring anti-Semitism – ‘leads’, and ‘has been secretly participating in counter measures to shut down campaigns by the BDS movement‘, for a number of years.

The relevance of the use of the word ‘secretly’ in the above statement, by Asa, is very pertinent here.

As is clearly evident by recent statements made by the UK Tory party Conservative Friends of Israel, CST proactively seeks to influence and subvert the UK Government in its effort to have anti-Zionism and the BDS movement labelled as anti-Semitic and thus proscribed. Thereby creating a new offence, punishable by criminal sanction, such as a fine or prison sentence.

‘Antony Lerman — a genuine expert on the problem of anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish violence in Europe — has strongly criticized the CST for its conflation of anti-Semitism with any moves to question the behavior of the State of Israel.’

(Quote from Sarah Irving Lobby Watch, published on Electronic Intifada’s site on 20 January 2015)

CST’s efforts to criminalise BDS and anti-Zionism in the UK have thus far failed, despite mucho butthurt outrage and protestations from other, equally, subversive and vexatious UK-based Jewish organisations, including by the Israeli government itself and Mark Regev, its UK Ambassador.

Like its counter-parts, such as the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, one of the other nefarious tactics that CST employs – in seeking to silence constructive debate and criticism to challenge and bring Israel’s human rights abuses to the fore – is to recruit, train, and work with individual volunteers. These volunteers then harass and name and shame BDS supporters and anti-Zionists online and in their real lives.

Both CST and CAA also encourage their volunteers to make multiple false and malicious reports to Twitter – in order to have BDS and pro-Palestinian accounts suspended – as recently happened to my Twitter account.

(As shown in the above link, @BedlamJones (regarding my own account suspension) is a well-known Zionist troll on social media, working with CST and other Zionist propaganda organisations, to have mine and other anti-Zionist twitter accounts suspended. It was CST who personally had my own account suspended).

My own account was suspended because I tweeted a meme of a troll doll with the quote ‘I would pay to see a noose around my trolls’ neck’. Twitter claims that my tweet was a violent threat and targeted harassment.

Similarly to making multiple false reports to Twitter, CST and CAA actively encourage their volunteers to gather potential evidence and make reports to the police to bring criminal charges of anti-Semitism. Insofar as I am aware, these efforts have failed in all but one case.

There is also new evidence that CST and CAA ‘volunteers’ are actively attempting to hack BDS and anti-Zionist social media accounts, as shown here:

https://twitter.com/JOYOURPAPARAZZI/status/800278221405257729

Twitter, more bizarrely, is now is now being increasingly selective and biased in which accounts it will suspend. In an experiment conducted by one user, the user tweeted the same post, but from two different accounts, substituting the word ‘White’ for the word ‘Black’. Guess which account Twitter suspended.

I will leave you with this quote by Voltaire:

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

In conclusion, it appears that the battle for freedom of speech; to challenge racism, oppression, and the criminal activity of nations such as Israel, has now stalled, and that by collusion with Twitter, proponents of, have won the argument for the moment.

All this serves to do, is to drive people away and make them more determined.

From my perspective, efforts to counter criticism of Israel’s war crimes, by smears, discrediting, and malicious reports, also ferments and exacerbates animosity toward Israel and Jews in general.

Yes, extremism, racism and anti-Semitism are entirely wrong! That said, I believe Zionism is racism.

I, and others like me, will continue to fight it!

The same view applies to the likes of Saudi and Turkiye.

TAKE NOTE: One day, we will rise again, and there will be change, but let’s just hope the Far Right don’t!



By Jason Schumann

formerly @debatingculture

Jeremy Corbyn: Vilified by UK Jewish Media?

10 Sep

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According to Jeremy Corbyn’s Wiki biography, he has, in the past: ‘mobilise[d] opposition to the Afghanistan War…. [and] was fiercely opposed to the Iraq War in 2003.’

He is a member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and Stop the War Coalition, and campaigned against conflict in Gaza.

Corbyn, has been strongly criticised for some of the humanitarian and political causes he has supported, including; having met with IRA members, prior to the Northern Ireland Peace Accord (known as the Good Friday Agreement), which was signed on 10 April 1998.

Now, he has come to prominence as likely to be that next leader of the Labour Party, perhaps his skeletons have come of the closet? Particularly, his associations with pro-Palestine groups, criticism of Israel, and those, many Jews and the Israeli government deem their enemies.

Former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who won three successive General Elections from 1997–2005, stated: “We discovered winning successively. And now we have re-discovered losing successively…You don’t win from a traditional leftist position.”

In the past few days, after being attacked and railed by so-called ‘Blair-ites’, his views on the subject of Israeli/ Palestinian relations, appear to have culminated in an all out attack in much (if not all) of the Jewish press in the UK, Israel and elsewhere. Jewish lobby organisations have also joined in the attack to vilify Corbyn.

In the JC on the 13 August 2014, Daniel Finkelstein wrote: ‘the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader [of the Labour Party] would not be a problem for the Labour Party. It would be a debacle. A catastrophe. A calamity. A disaster.’

Finkelstein added: ‘He [Corbyn] shares the virulent anti-Zionism of the hard left. One that seeks to make Israel a pariah state. One that treats Israel as if it were the central cause of all foreign affairs problems. One that treats with Hamas and is friendly to Hizbollah (sic).’

The JC also claimed he would be an ‘enemy’ of the Jewish community, if he didn’t answer their questions ‘immediately’ and support Israel’s expansionism, which would likely be to the detriment of Palestine and Palestinians.

Its editor, Stephen Pollard, reiterated the key points (and threat) made in the article, by denouncing one challenger of the demands made in the article, for posting what Pollard considered “an idiotic tweet.”

On the Jewish Chronicle view of Corbyn, as early as 2012, Ben White wrote of ‘How the Jewish Chronicle is trying to smear Jeremy Corbyn MP.’ Similarly, as published via Order — Order, in mid-July 2015, Media Guido posted that he: ‘understands that Corbyn’s people approached the Jewish Chronicle offering them a clear-the-air interview, realising he was not exactly JC readers’ number one choice given his ‘friendship‘ with Hamas and his support for the anti-Semitic Islamist Raed Salah.’ Corbyn subsequently withdrew when told the interview would be conducted by the Neo-Con, Oliver Kamm.

On Hezbollah and Hamas, in a Q & A for the New Statesman, Corbyn said: “Look, you don’t make peace unless you talk to everybody . . . There has to be a conversation. Over Hezbollah and Hamas, yes, I’ve met [the Hamas leader] Khaled Meshal. I’ve met people from all these groups, actually, with a number of other people; Tony Blair has [too].”

One can understand, perfectly well, why Corbyn withdrew from an interview with the JC, especially as it would appear, so abundantly clear, that Kamm is vehemently opposed to Corbyn’s political beliefs and style of politics, and would not have given him a fair and impartial opportunity, or right to reply, to criticism laid against him.

Some 200 hundred tweets by Kamm, about Corbyn, in less than a year, is pretty of obsessive, would you not think?

The JC has published no less than 100 articles on Corbyn; all of which appear to portray him negatively.

The Jewish Post recently published an article calling Corbyn ‘the far-left candidate.’ For a far Lefty, Corbyn recently said on the monarchy: “Listen, I am at heart, as you very well know, a republican.” It [JP] also posted, that he is defender of a so-called 9/11 anti-Israel conspiracy theorist, Rev. Stephen Sizer.

Although acknowledging his ‘clear vision’, the JP wrote that Corbyn was a ‘fully-paid up member of the Ken Livingstone generation.’ They also criticised his support of a Palestinian state, appearing to ask its readers to ask him if he felt the same of Israel.

Even in the Times of Israel, no fewer than 30 articles have been written about Corbyn.

The headline of its article, published on the 13 August 2015, was, ‘UK Labour front-runner scrutinized for ties to anti-Semites, extremists.’ The Times [of Israel] added, that he [Corbyn] supported the likes of Deir Yassin Remembered, and had made donations to the group. ToI could not substantiate this with any proof other than hearsay by Paul Eisen.

Corbyn’s campaign denied this claim, saying “Paul Eisen clearly holds some of the most extreme views that are entirely his, and Jeremy totally opposes them and disassociates himself from them.”

Prominent Jewish organisations such as the Board of Deputies, the Far Right-linked European Jewish Parliament, and European Jewish Congress have all accused Corbyn of being anti-Jewish, and is a supporter of Hamas.

UK’s young writer, Rabbil Sikdar, says Jeremy Corbyn could be the leader British Muslims (2.8 million) have been waiting for, which is an anathema to many Jews, so many of whom, are themselves, vehemently anti-Muslim and anti-Palestine.

James Forsyth, writing in The Spectator, said that, Corbyn is ‘unelectable’ now appears, almost certainly, to have been a gravely premature misjudgement, on his part.

Whether Corbyn is the right person to aid Labour’s recovery, from the orchestrated and devastating hatchet-job carried out by David Cameron, and the Conservative government, pre-election 2015, only time will tell.

Your thoughts?

End Notes:

1. For the purpose of clarity, the only reason the word ‘Jewish’ has been used in the headline of this article, is due to the fact that two of the newspapers attacking Jeremy Corbyn have the word in the title of their publications. To be clear, conflation of the word Jews/ Jewish with Zionism serves Zionism. The smear campaign detailed in this article was orchestrated by Zionists, not Jews.

2. Following publication, it was brought to my attention that Oliver Kamm and Stephen Pollard have known each other very well since at least 2006. It follows, that any article written by Kamm and published by the JC (about Corbyn) would have been malicious in its intent.

Article by: Jason Schumann, aka @debatingculture

Disclaimer and Notice to Followers and Trolls on Social Media

8 Sep

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Facebook:

My FB account is private, which means only those I allow to follow me, can see me and see what I post there.

There is good reason for this; my trollowers and haters, alike, use to like to visit my FB page and download images of my family, friends, and I, then post on social media (sometimes photoshopped with obscenities) to harass me.

Because of the abuse I have received, as a result of my haters and trollowers, the only way you will ever gain access to my FB is if I invite you, or I receive a recommendation to accept you.

This is entirely a precautionary measure to protect my privacy, smears, and my family and friends from abuse.

 

Twitter:

I have several accounts on twitter; mainly associated with my work, activism, and causes that I support.

I generally tweet about culture, politics, current affairs, and Human Rights. However, I also support several charities, campaigns, and conduct online research, for my work.

I do not generally interact with my followers on twitter, largely because I am fed up with the abuse I often receive, and the dramas, people often try to drag me into.

My purpose on twitter is not to socialise, but to observe, share, research and learn about topics and events in which I am interested.

 

Other Social Media:

I am not present on any other social media.

 

Profanity:

I am generally polite, but I speak my mind, and often swear demonstratively, or when someone is abusing, attacking, or trolling me.

I am also prone to swearing at people who post inane, stupid, racist, sexist, homophobic comments.

I make no apologies for this. If you do not like my repost, then do not post anything that falls within the above definitions and/ or do not abuse or try to flame or goad me into a reaction.

 

Abuse:

I do not abuse, nor do I expect or ask to receive abuse.

If you abuse me, I will request an apology. If you do not apologise, I will block and report you.

Do not abuse me, and not expect it back. It is, afterall, a two way street.

If you abuse, insult, swear at, or curse me, then expect me to retort. Likely, I will block you or call you a cunt.

I do not submit to the view that women are always victims on social media.

If a woman, on social media, messages me or replies to something I have posted, with which she disagrees, with any abuse, profanity, threats, or bile, I will retort.

That is quid pro quo and is the essence of gender equality, in my book.

Women want absolute equality?

I will defend that goal to the max; equality for all is part of my journey.

However, abuse me, regardless of whether you are a woman, and there will be no special favours, except where inequality or misogyny is present or exists.

 

You should be aware that I have a sharp tongue and a very low tolerance for hatred, being abused or harassed, and intrusions on my family and private life.

I will gladly dish out far worse than I often receive. If that means going out of my way to ruin of you, I am more than happy to execute.

#Protip: Do not dish out that which you are not willing to receive in return.

 

Racists and Haters:

Any homophobic, racist, or xenophobic types, will be blocked immediately.

And if I do engage, it is usually to highlight their intent, idiocy, racism, misogyny, abuse, or to ridicule.

I do not actively troll or abuse anyone, but I will challenge any of the above for the reasons I have given.

 

Tagging Me:

This is when you copy me into a post, with someone else, without asking me, or without asking my permission.

Sometimes, this is fine, as it is something in which I may have a personal, academic, or social interest.

Other times, it may be with someone with whom I disagree, have no care for, or whom I consider to be racist, offensive, an abuser, or a troll.

In the event you tag me, and the person is a troll, harasser, abuser, racist, etc. I will ask you to untag me — remove my name from the conversation (twonvo).

If you do not comply, I will normally give you a second or third warning. After that, I will block you.

Please do not tag me to ‘white knight’ or defend you; I will only do so, if I feel concerned.

 

Offence:

I do not go out of my way to offend, be profane, or be offensive.

If you take offense by something I post, please ask me to clarify my position.

Do not be accusatory, insult, swear at, or abuse me. I will block.

If I make a mistake, I will publicly apologise.

 

Zionists:

I believe Zionism is racism , but that the Jewish diaspora are deserving of a homeland, just not at the expense and/ or displacement of Palestinians.

I have come to learn that most Zionists are apologists for their hate and the crimes of the Israeli government; including child detentions, murder, ethnic cleansing, apartheid, illegal occupation, inequality and more.

Most Zionists cannot and will not debate, so I block them. Usually, with the hashtags #cuntblock or #ironThumb.

I am open to debate, but only if you (if you fit in this category) are reasonable and open to debate with me.

If you call me an anti-Semite because of my stance on Israel’s illegal settlements, UN violations, interference of national politics etc., you have already lost the argument.

 

Trolls:

I have no time for. They should be starved of oxygen. I would gladly pay good money to see a few of them hang.

I will immediately block and report them.

 

Copyright:

Do not use photos of my family or me without my consent; I will report you, as they are my copyright and posting them without my consent is a form of harassment and a violation of my rights on every social media platform, no matter where in the world.

 

Data Protection and Copyright:

Any images of my family or me are 100% my copyright.

You post them on social media; especially to harass me, I will report you.

Post my email, home fone, address, same response applies.

 

Harassment:

If you repeatedly abuse, breach my privacy, copyright, or smear me, without provocation or justification, I will report you to the police and social media.

I am known to issue criminal and civil proceedings against those who do.

 

DMs:

These are direct private messages; they are confidential.

Unless I give my consent for you to share, disclose, or otherwise use something I have shared with you by direct or private message, it is private.

Sharing it, is a breach of my trust and privacy, and will be acted upon.

 

Replies:

I receive lots of messages.

I am not able to respond to all messages, so do not take offense.

I do my utmost to respond to all messages that people send to me.

 

Retweets and Favourites:

These are not endorsements of what you have posted.

If I RT or Fav you, it merely means I am interested in what you have posted.

 

Deletions, Corrections, Omissions, and Apologies:

If I tweet or post something incorrect, by all means, ask me to correct, furnish, or delete.

However, I am not obliged to do so, unless it is factually incorrect, a distortion of truth, slander, or libel.

Please provide any supporting evidence to enable me to consider a correction.

If I am wrong, I will delete and offer my apologies.

If you are merely butthurt, then jog on and cry me a river. Equally, you could go fill out this form waiting for me to give a fuck: http://bit.ly/1GWV4k2 

Failing which, sue me!

 

 

Regards,

Jason Schumann, aka @debatingculture

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zionist Lobby Uses #UK LGBT ‘Pink News’ to Skew Iran Deal

2 Sep

Originally Publish on News786, 2015

 

In a comment piece entitled ‘Why LGBT people should oppose the Iran nuclear deal’, Berlin-based Journalist, Bejamin Weinthal, was given a platform by the Editors of British-based, online news site, Pink News, to write an op-ed on the Iran Deal, about the country’s ill-treatment of the LGBT community, which it published in its Current Affairs section on the 08 August 2015. In addition to telling us that the deal is bad for LGBT people in Iran, Weinthal also wrote that the deal was [would also be] bad for the global LGBT community.

In his piece, Weinthal fails to offer a single reason, source, explanation, or evidence to confirm, substantiate or support his claim that the deal is bad for LGBT community in Iran or even globally. His only hint at a reason, was in reference to a remark he made on ‘the abolition of Iran’s death penalty for gays and lesbians, with the nuclear accord.’ However dreadful and abhorrent Iran’s Human Rights record and ill-treatment of its own people is, abolition of the death penalty was not part of the Vienna Accord, nor on the table for any part of the discussions.

What was on the table, and at the core of discussions, was non-proliferation and Iran’s acceptance of limits on its nuclear programme, in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. There is not a single mention, or reference, in the 159-page Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action report to either the death penalty, or LGBT Rights. The only reference to Human Rights is the US-imposed ‘Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Right Act 2012’, which was enacted primarily to impose sanctions based on Iran’s energy and financial sectors; proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and support for terrorism.

Weinthal quotes figures from WikiLeaks and Amnesty International on the estimated number of executions, since the founding of the republic in 1979. He also added, ‘Executions have increased since Iran’s allegedly moderate president Hassan Rouhani’.

Indeed, in 2014, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: “He (Rouhani) has not made any significant improvement in ending human rights abuses since taking office.” But again, although this is without question, a deplorable state of affairs, what does this have to do with the deal and the discussions that took place in Vienna?

Weinthal goes on to criticize the reciprocal economic benefits of the deal for international business and governments, in stating, ‘European companies are flocking to Iran to sell “dual-use” equipment that can be used for military or civilian purposes’, which is clearly a misleading claim, as most countries have stated, publicly, that they will not permit this, including Britain, France, and Germany.

Rather desperately, Weinthal attempts to implore our (yes, I am Ghey) sympathies by stating, ‘some prominent gays have profoundly misjudged the terror of Iran’s regime.’ In response to which, I would ask Weinthal how my fellow members of the international LGBT community have done so? After-all, we didn’t take part in the discussions or strike the deal, did we?

So why is Pink News giving him column inches, and why is Weinthal seeking to persuade LGBT-ers to speak out against the Iran deal? As it turns out, the whole piece was a complete plant, instigated by Israel’s propaganda machine and the Zionist lobby agenda. What proof do I offer, you may ask? Well, first, the Chief Executive of Pink News, is Benjamin Cohen, who is Jewish and well acquainted with Weinthal since as early as 2012. Weinthal is also Jewish and a known Zionist. Both Cohen and Weinthal believe passionately in Israel’s right to exist and have posted on social media and written so. It is perfectly clear, having conducted various online searches, that neither Cohen nor Weinthal are fans of the Iranian regime; especially, as Weinthal is so vehemently outspoken and critical of Iran.

Oh, did I mention that it was Cohen, who gave Weinthal the idea to include the persecuted Iranian poet, Payam Feili in his op-ed? Weinthal is also a fellow of the Right-wing think tank, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, which is largely funded by pro-Israeli, Republican and international Jewish donors, and which is focused on national security and foreign policy issues.

Of course we should condemn and challenge Iran’s Human Rights record, and we have and will continue to do so. For his own campaigning efforts to highlight abuses, the prominent British LGBT Activist, Peter Tatchell, has been labelled by Iranian authorities, as a spy.

However, I am in full agreement with Weinthal, when he suggests that the deal should be renegotiated to include addressing Iran’s Human Rights record. That said, this should have been on the table from the start of discussions. It is therefore too late in the day to even consider this option. Now we have the deal, and once political ties have improved and stabilized, only we can begin the dialogue about other important issues, like pushing for Human Rights.

As readers were quick to realize; Weinthal’s op-ed article, was clearly a propaganda piece to support, and promote, Israeli identity politics and nation-building. As one reader noted:

“Daniel • 3 days ago

 Benjamin Weinthal’s latest article for the Jerusalem post: “

Analysis: Is Germany’s pro-Iran deal diplomatic offensive a threat to Israel’s security?”

For some reason I doubt his position has anything to do with LGBT rights.”

 

Another said:

“Daniel M Y • 3 days ago

But that has absolutely NOTHING to do with their nuclear program, so why don’t you ‘keep to the point’? This author’s beef is with the threat a nuclear Iran could pose to Israel, but instead of coming out and saying it he’s implying that all he cares about is LGBT rights. The fact that he doesn’t mention Israel even once in this article shows how disingenuous he is.”

 

Out of 100 comments on Weinthal’s piece; all suggested that it was Israeli propaganda, with no interest or genuine concern for LGBT Rights.

One last thing, readers: if we are to question Iran’s Human Rights record, should we not also question the United States, Russia, and China’s? All three countries have the death penalty, and woeful Human Rights records, in regard to LGBT rights. Israel’s Human Rights record also warrants as much questioning; particularly, in light of its treatment of African Jews and Palestinians.

 

Sources:

https://archive.is/TfB39

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/benjamin-weinthal-iran-cheat-article-1.2292276

https://archive.is/LCurQ

http://mondoweiss.net/2013/08/d-c-s-premier-hawkish-thinktank-is-funded-by-israel-supporters-marcus-adelson-and-singer

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/07/19/271431/fdd-donors/

 

 

Article by Jason Schumann, aka @debatingculture

 

Turkish Society and Human Rights Violations of LGBT People

21 Jun

This article was original researched and published on the News786 website, in 2015, until the site ran into difficulties, and Modi’s government took down the website:

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In 2015, Kemal Ördek, a Turkish trans activist, was raped, and then put in prison cell with her attackers.

Kemal Ördek had answered her door to two men, who forced their way into her home. Ördek was robbed of her mobile phone, raped, and then arrested by police. Fortunately, the rapists were found and taken into custody. Unfortunately, they were placed in the same cell as Ördek.

In a blog post, on the website LGBTI News Turkiye, Ördek said that they (the attackers) threatened murder, if the charges were not dropped.  The attackers response? “Drop this case. You know what will happen if you don’t… we know where you live now”.

Ördek refused to sign a statement, which focused on the attackers’ version of events. In any event, the attackers were released without charge, and continued to call on Ördek’s phone for some months after the ordeal.

At the 2015 Istanbul Pride Parade, in Taksim Square, Turkish Riot Police fired their water cannons on attendees. Police also beat and fired rubber bullets at them, and were filmed beating a trans woman and knocking her to the ground.

Turkish opposition members of parliament formed a human chain in the square to protect marchers from riot police, Al Jazeera America reported.

In 2013, a trans woman died, after being subjected to a brutal attack. The victim was reportedly a resident of the Meis district, where complaints of police violence, and pressure from local residents, have been reported since October 2012.

Again, in 2013, the Bar Association in Diyarbakir, the largest city of Turkiye’s mainly Kurdish southeast, received an application from teenage boy, who, on the advice of friends, sought refuge with the institution. The teenager, whose name is withheld due to his receiving death threats, gave the following statement: “I was beaten by family members after they learned I was homosexual”.

In 2012, a father was jailed for killing his gay son. Roşin Çiçek was found beaten, bloody, and with a bullet wound in his head, at the side of the road in a Turkish town on 2 July 2012.

Similarly, a year earlier, in 2011, three transgender activists were sentenced to prison on October 25, for ‘resisting the police.’

In 2008, Ahmet Yildiz, 26, a physics student, who represented his country at an international gay gathering in San Francisco, was shot, leaving a cafe near the Bosphorus strait. He died. It was believed to be an honor killing.

‘Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in Turkiye face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT persons. Same-sex sexual activity was legalized in the time of the Ottoman Empire and homosexual activity has always been a legal act since the modernization of Turkiye, which began in 1923.

LGBT people have had the right to seek asylum in Turkiye, under the Geneva Convention since 1951, but same-sex couples, are not given the same legal protections, available to opposite-sex couples.’ (Source: Wikipedia).

The Turkish government and police authorities remain silent and are yet to take LGBT rights seriously. Critics have stated that the police, Turkiye’s legal system, and the courts, are complicit in LGBT hate crimes.

 

Post Script:

In more recent events, of 2016, Turkish authorities have shot and killed in excess of 10 refugees, including several children, who were fleeing war-torn Syria, which has been caused by Western military intervention, in seeking regime change.

In addition, at this year’s 2016 LGBT parade, police again, fired rubber bullets, and used tear gas, and water cannons, yet again, on attendees.

Not only this, but Erdoğan, has recently seen to the removal of a university professor from her post for criticising him, for his abuse of human rights and freedom of expression, to criticise his policies and dictatorship.

 

As Turkiye is seeking to hasten its membership of the EU community, and the EU appears happy to acquiesce, I would strongly urge anyone reading this article, to sign the petition below, to prevent this from happening, until such time, as Turkiye reforms its Human Rights record: https://t.co/cf66k2xgB2.

 

 

 

 

Article by Jason Schumann, aka @debatingculture

 

 

 

 

 

An Email to Ambrosine Chetrit: Detailing Her Lies and Smear Campaign About Me and Others

2 Oct

@RealMrsShitrit, aka Hasbaroid troll, Ambrosine Shitrit of @YadbYadUK just doesn’t know when to drop it and move on, so here is another email I have had to send her as a final warning.

Note: The email below has also been sent to a very helpful DC at the Met police.

Sent on 18 June 2014

Subject: CEASE AND DESIST NOTICE

from: Jason Schumann

2:51 PM (1 hour ago)

to: ambrosine, bcc:

Ambrosine,

Smearing me again??

Yes, I am fully aware that you and Nick the Toad have been suggesting on the twittersphere that I am @PreventW.

However, you know this is entirely untrue, yet it suits you to continue with your campaign to silence your critics and those of Israel, such as I am.

The only reason you are doing this, is in the pathetic and malicious attempt to goad Shaista Gohir to go to the police to make what would be an entirely false report about me.

I say to you again, @PreventW is NOT me, nor do I know who is behind the account.

I am asking and strongly suggesting that you desist and move on from our past disagreements, you pernicious and evil troll.

If you continue with your smearing of me and efforts to silence me, I will go to the police again, and this time, I will bring criminal charges against you. I will also bring a civil suit against you. And, believe me, the dirt I have on you, I give my word I will bankrupt you and your family.

Please NOTE: I have bcc’d this email to an officer in the Met. I am also publishing this email on my blog about you, alongside the other emails that I have published on it.

Make sure you pass this on to the Toad, Andrea and Sheryl. Oh, and remind Toad, I still have screen shots of him saying that he intended to visit my home and attempt an assault on me.

For the last time, stop your smearing of me and jog on!

Sincerely,

Jason Schumann

Further to today’s smears by Ambrosine Shitrit, here is an updated response to the depths of her relentless campaign to silence others in an email sent to her on 13 December 2013 at 18:00:

Here is a link to Mrs Shitrit’s smears and attempts to obfuscate compliance with the EU Data Protection Directive as the proprietor of a website processing personal data: http://t.co/0JIi2K3Q4c

Dear Mrs Shitrit,

I have today learnt that you have made several serious and defamatory accusations against myself.

First, you have accused me of misusing your personal data. This is clearly untrue and a serious allegation, for which I request a full apology and retraction from you.

As has been made clear to you on previous occasions, your personal details, including your home address, email and phone number, are freely available online and can be located here: http://who.is/, for example.

As you can see, the link clearly provides confirmation that you are the registered domain owner of yadbyaduk.com and how that person can be contacted. Insofar as I am aware, it is a legal requirement (by international intergovernmental agreement) that all registered website/ domain owners have their registration details made available in the public domain.

Therefore, any suggestion by you or one of your cohorts that I have published or misused your personal data, is clearly unfounded and a blatant and malicious attempt by you to smear my name and character. I am also aware that you have used this same tactic against Tell MAMA which, again, is a further example of the depths of your wickedness and attempts to discredit decent, right and proper individuals who truly make an active and positive contribution to society and social difference.

I am given to understand that your accusations may stem from the fact that you may have received communication from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office regarding YadbYad’s compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and malicious and unlawful collection and processing of personal data. If this is true, that you have received communication from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office regarding such matters, that I, myself, am aware that you have previously maliciously reported Mr Mughal, Mrs Brown and Mrs Cook to CST, making false and libellous accusations that these individuals are in any way antiSemitic, is clear and definitive proof that YadbYadUK is indeed processing personal data unlawfully and for malicious purposes.

I would remind you, that the Data Protection Act places a requirement on organisations, institutions, public authorities and companies to process data lawfully and sensitively. I say again, clearly, as you are the registered owner of the YadbYadUK website, you have not done so. I would also add, that you, via the YadbYadUK Twitter account, have tweeted that visitors to the site are required to login. What information they must provide in order to do so, I do not know. What I do know, is that this is further evidence of data collection by YadbYaUK, with no mention of how such information is stored, used or processed.

Any suggestion that the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, as per a tweet from the Yad account tweeted earlier today, has obtained your personal details unlawfully, is preposterous and ought to be fully retracted.

Regarding the Yapbyapuk account, I confirm to you now herein this email that I have nothing to do with this account and I do not nor have I ever had access to it. Here again, you continue to behave in a malicious attempt to defame and smear decent individuals.

Please consider this your final warning, as you are again requested to cease and desist from such smears with immediate effect.

Sincerely,

Mr Schumann.

Email Regarding Email Mrs Shitrit’s Smear Campaign, dated Wednesday, 2 October 2013 14:49:

Dear Ambrosine,

Yesterday evening, you or one of your cohort had my twitter account suspended simply because I called you all out for your lies and hypocrisy and swore at you, due to your constant efforts to smear and discredit myself and others.

I do not know whether it was you who was on the YadbYad account yesterday at that particular time, but I do have several screen grabs confirming a ‘mass block and report’, to have my account suspended. I have no doubt that you are the one who instigated this harassment against me, as you own (and set up) the YadbYadUK Twitter account and you are the named registrant of the YadbYad website. You and Sheryl McNaught both claim to be pro free speech, but then you have me mass blocked?? Because I challenge you? What vile hypocrites you both are!

Do you remember when you (both) accused me of being Richard Armbach and got one of your lapdogs to phone my home and threaten me, pretending to be from CST? Yes, I do. I (subsequently) contacted CST and they confirmed it was not them or me. Sheryl has since tweeted to me that it was (all) a joke? Well, I didn’t not find it a joke. That is why I returned to twitter. So, all the shit I now bring you, is of your own making.

Not only have you actively attempted (to) threaten and to put a stop to mine or anyone else’s freedom of speech who challenges or disagrees with your view, but you persist in labelling (myself and others) as sexist, racist, antiSemitic and rapists. None of which is true, of course. But it suits you to repeat such claims and accusations, especially because of your (MrsShitrit’s) libel case with TellMaMa (and its Director).

Speaking of which, I have no doubt it is true that you have libelled (the Director of) TellMaMa, because I have screen capped some of your libellous tweets referring to HNH and TellMaMa as having links with terrorist organisations. In the case of Sheryl, your comrade; on no less than eight occasions did she libel TelMaMa. I know this because I screen grabbed every single tweet and passed on to TellMaMa’s Director. The only reason Sheryl isn’t now being sued, is because she cried poverty and claimed she is in receipt of state benefits. My assumption is that a cost benefit analysis was (conducted) as to whether the cost of (legal) fees would outweigh (the) damages she would have to pay.

Returning to your references and labels of me being sexist, racist, antiSemitic and a rapist; your statements are (not only) factually untrue, (but) damaging to me and therefore libellous. As such, you will from this moment on CEASE and DESIST from referring or making (such) statements about me (…..). If I see one more tweet from you, Yad or your cohorts even suggesting that I am any of these things, I will bankrupt you and your family. On that, you have my solemn word. Note: I NEVER break my word!

In reference to claims that I am a rapist or threaten rape, you are well aware of the circumstances. You know full well that I was trolled, and continue to be trolled by multiple twitter accounts (relentlessly) to this day; that my personal data has been published on various websites and that my family have been harassed. You also know full well that the comment of rape was deliberately taken out of context and used to smear me. You know I am homosexual and as a ‘gay, married man’ (as I am), I cannot commit an act of rape against a woman and no court of law would ever pursue a case against me (nor have I ever had any contact from the police about), because (it) is clearly not feasible that I could even contemplate committing such an act. You are also aware that I was active with the fbrape campaign and continue to support @EverydaySexism.

That you constantly call me sexist is also wrong and again intended to smear me. You do so quite deliberately, in the sad hope it will somehow help you in your defence of the libel claim brought against you for your smears of TellMaMa (and its Director).

Yes, I swear; but when I do refer to someone as a bitch, I use it against both men and women. In your case, I believe you are a schemer, hateful, conniving and spiteful. I do so because your behaviour is abhorrent and so is that of others (like you). Notice I only use such terms when someone is attacking me online, spreading untruths and misinformation, being malicious or spouting offensive racism.

Re (your claims of me being) racist, you know I am black. Therefore, I can only be racist or prejudice in the same (way) as racism, if the person is not black. My reference to Chris Brown, to which you refer to accuse me of racism, was an angry comment I made because, as (he is) a man who beats women, makes him worthless in my eyes. It shames me therefore that he denigrates my (heritage), (my) community (and the struggle and hate my community have experienced throughout history). This is clearly not racism and you, Sheryl and others (know it, but) have deliberately taken this out of context and used to your advantage (in attempting to smear and discredit).

In fact, it is you who is the racist. Your reference to ‘Tutu being antiSemitic’, ‘Damilola Taylor’s father being on the gravy train’, ‘Mandela being a terrorist’, ‘steering clear of Muswell Hill after the racist arson attack (because of the Muslims and antiFascists who might be protesting there)’, suggesting ‘Guantanamo is a good idea’, joking about ‘(a) Palestinian being killed by a rock that bounced off a car’? Yes, you are (the) racist (not me!) and I have all the tweets to confirm this. You also call me antiSemite? Check my surname, hon. (It is Jewish; as was my Black, S. Afrikan Grandfather!) Yes, I call you a Zionazi; because you are a zealous nationalist, who is intolerant of anyone who is not Jewish and does not agree with you. You have even applauded maiming, death and torture in your tweets. That you would allow the torture, imprisonment, displacement and subjugation of Palestinians makes you a Zionazi. That you libel Lee Jasper (Yes, I made him aware!) and that you suggest Mehdi Hassan has contacts with Hamas, clearly makes you the racist and a Zionazi. You are clearly an intolerant, rightwing nationalist… in my view. Your associations with Geller, Murray et al confirm this. I am only intolerant of haters, such as yourself, which is why I swear at and challenge you. You seriously need to check yourself and have a long, long look in the mirror.

Oh, and what about your media campaign to discredit HNH and TellMaMa? Yes, I know you instigated everything in the press; as a direct consequence of the libel proceedings issued against you. Raheem and Marcus have both confirmed as much. Not only this, but you then write to CST accusing Ev of being antiSemitic, which you then leak to @_NewseXtra and is published online and you do not even have the decency to retract? You are so lucky Ev isn’t suing you, because you are truly vile and disgusting, which is why I pity you so much! Claiming you were hacked and reporting TellMaMa to the police for it? Pfft! Absolute bollocks, you lying bitch! I pulled your details from a web search.

You should know that I will be airing a radio show about you and YadbYad and what you have done and how malicious you are. It will be entirely factual and based on your own tweets, that I have screen grabbed. You are welcome to come on and defend yourself… just reply to this email.

One last thing, as YadbYad is an organisation, i) can you please confirm whether it/ you are registered under the Data Protection Act to collate personal data; ii) what data you hold about me; iii) if and to whom you have disclosed mine and others’ personal data and; iv) whether you have sought consent to hold others’ personal data YadbYad hold?

Feel free to inform your solicitor of this email. I would love to see you in court 🙂

Look forward to hearing you.

Kind regards,

Jason Schumann
Aka @debatingculture

Addendum: New Email to Ambrosine Chetrit, dated Thursday, 3 October 2013 14:30:

Dear Ambrosine,

Here’s is the blog link to the email I sent you: https://debatingculture.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/an-email-to-ambrosine-chetrit-detailing-her-lies-and-smear-campaign-about-me-and-others/

I have made a couple of amendments/ additions, which is why a tweet linking the blog was deleted.

You are free to ignore or take what ever action you feel necessary. I am quite happy for you to pass on my details to your lawyer; but it won’t get you anywhere, because I have not said any thing that isn’t true.

Your right to reply stands and I am happy for you to defend yourself and YadbYad on my blog and my radio show. Your choice.

What you do not have a choice in, is my request for you to confirm whether YadbYad is registered under the DPA98, which is a legal requirement for any organisation collating any data in which an individual is personally identifiable. Please therefore respond to questions already set out in my initial email below. If you fail to do so, I will be lodging a complaint against you and Yad with the UKICO.

One last thing; I don’t mind you insulting me or calling me names but don’t you, Sheryl or anyone who operates the YadbYad twitter account, EVER call me sexist, a rapist, paedophile or racist, EVER!

I trust I have made myself clear?

Enjoy your day!

Kindest regards,

Jason Schumann.

Author’s Notes:

1. This was an email sent to YadbYad UK and Ambrosine Shitrit earlier today (02 Oct. 2013).

2. The content and claims detailed are entirely factual and based on tweets by YadbYad UK and Ambrosine Shitrit over the last 12-months.

3. Where brackets appear () the text in between represents an addition to the original email, either to correct an error or make further emphasis.

4. Mrs Chetrit knows where I am if she wishes to try and sue me.

5. Jason Schumann (me) is currently studying for his MSc in European Law & and is also an advisor to the Anna Lindh Foundation, and a recognised expert of EU Copyright and Data Protection Law.

6. Some names have been removed at request.

7. If Mrs Chetrit wishes a right to reply, I am happy to oblige her.

Christopher Alder: Another British Police Cover Up!

28 Dec

As one of many such cases, Christopher Ibikunle Alder, a former paratrooper, died in British police custody in the Queen’s Gardens Police Station, Kingston upon Hull, in April 1998.

The night he died, he was assaulted and was taken to hospital to treat his injuries. As he was also drunk, it was in hospital he was detained due to his apparent behaviour, and was subesquently discharged and taken into police custody.

Whilst in custody, he stopped breathing and died in his cell. His inquest ruled that he was unlawfully killed and could not have died from the injuries he had received due to the assault, but no answers were provided as to what else could have caused his death.

Despite refusing to answer questions, on the grounds doing so would incriminate them, the officers on duty were charged with misfeasance. This was later quashed, on the grounds of bias and improper conduct and following of procedure by a juror and the coroner.

Whether there was overt racism involved in allowing Alder to die, is not the real issue, because all accounts suggest that this is not exactly clear. What is up for discussion, is whether his treatment would have been different, and withheld, if Alder were not black. Equally, why, when all evidence supports neglect, the officers involved, and the Police Federation, would refuse to cooperate with all subsequent investigations, and contest the coroners findings, at every turn.

More recently, it has been discovered that Alder’s body was never buried, and that a black women was buried in his place, which means his body has lay in the morgue for the last 13-years. It appears, at every turn, Alder, is just another black man, and a victim of racism throughout the system.

If there is to be any justice, there now needs to be an investigation into why a women was buried in his place, and why his body lay in Hull City Mortuary unnoticed.

Author: Jason Schumann

Tags: Cultural Analysis, Debating Culture,Mark Duggan, Nick Hardwick, Metropolitan Police, British Society, Kingston Upon Hull, Leon Wilson, Queen’s Gardens Police Station, IPCC, Moral Panic, Independent Police Complaints Commission, Christopher Ibikunle Alder, Hull City Mortuary, Death of Jean Charles de Menezes

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