The Failing Independent Takes A Shot At Israellycool And Me
Yesterday the failing Independent “newspaper” in the UK decided to weigh in on the Leanne Mohamad story. In a shocking (not shocking) display of so called journalism, they canonised the little liar and her speech, in the process demonising anyone pointing out the problems with her Israel hating screed.
Articles on the Israellycool website called it an “Isis recruiting video” that amounted to “blood libel”.
Other critics said Leanne did not give evidence for some of her claims, particularly on children’s deaths, and failed to balance her argument with information on terror attacks against Israelis.
The Wanstead High School pupil received widespread support on Twitter but was also labelled an “antisemite” and “advocate for suicide bombers”.
“If the Islamist scum is old enough to be on Twitter and spout lies she’s old enough to be ridiculed,” one person wrote.
As hundreds of people continued to tweet about her speech, Leanne said she had reported online abuse to police.
They mentioned the petition in blind support of Leanne Mohamad and completely failed to mention the petition asking the school to institute some balance (which has gained over 700 signatures).
Yesterday I actually tried to contact the police in the UK myself to see if they want to talk to me. I’d be happy to talk to the police: I would like to explain to them the child abuse going on in their borough.
I also went on a bit of a twitter rampage last night. All the tweets are gathered below.
Remember this: my goal is not to convert Israel haters to Israel lovers. That’s not going to happen. I’m primarily using this to point out just how hopelessly far gone the UK is. Everyone rushing to the defence of this child, and the adults who groomed her toward this hatred is a very dangerous sign for Jews in the UK.
I do hope some of them heed this warning.
Aussie Dave adds: I called out The Independent for this appalling “report” on Twitter for insinuating Brian’s posts constituted “abuse”, as well as mentioning “bloggers from Israellycool” (instead of blogger i.e. Brian) – which gave the connotation of “piling on.” The journalist in question responded by amending the word “bloggers” to “articles”, and tweeting this:
hi, the 'abuse' does not refer to his articles but if you have concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Lizzie Dearden (@lizziedearden) June 7, 2016
While leaving in the insinuation.
In the meantime, the real abusers (those who have threatened and libeled me and Brian) are using this Independent report to further libel us.