Whatever people may think of conservative news and comment outlets like Breitbart, sometimes they break stories that deserve to be broken and need to be broken. The mass sexual assault by mainly Muslim migrants in Cologne was one such story and this latest one which this blog is featuring today, which relates to dodgy people being given undue influence in government, is another.
The Government is quite rightly in my view, looking to tackle the rise in Jew-hatred in the UK. This particular modern Jew hatred has the potentiality to become lethal but it is radically different from the Jew hatred of the past. This hatred is not coming from the traditional Mosleyite far right as it was in the mid 1930’s or the late 1940’s/early 50’s, but from the far Left and from the followers of the ideology of Islam. You can see evidence of the growth of Jew-hatred in the levels of security needed to protect Jewish schools and other communal institutions. 12 foot high sloping bomb proof fencing and security staff of an ex-military nature are not uncommon things to see around Jewish schools in urban areas, especially areas where there may also be followers of Islam, probably the most Jew-hating ideology in the world today. Rural synagogues in areas where there are less Muslims require much less protection and that should tell us a lot about where the current threat is coming from. It’s not a threat coming from the small number of violent far right Jackboot-lickers, but from the far greater number of those who follow an Islamic ideology that refers to Jews as the descendants of ‘apes and pigs’.
But back to the subject of today’s post. The counterjihad writer Pamela Geller was ostensibly banned from the UK because her presence was deemed by the UK Government in 2013 to be ‘not conducive to the public good’, and that is the line that the government has mostly stuck with up until now. However, at a meeting of the Conservative Friends of Israel group the Prime Minister Theresa May publicly stated that Ms Geller was, according to Ms Geller writing for Breitbart, excluded from the UK because ‘Islamophobia is just as bad as anti-Semitism’.
But according to Ms Geller Mrs May’s statement about her being excluded for reasons of ‘Islamophobia’ is counter-factual. According to FOIA documentation released to Ms Geller not only was she banned because of her very strong support for Israel but also that Fiyaz Mughal, the founder of the disgraced ‘Islamophobia monitor’ Tell Mama also had a hand in her exclusion.
Ms Geller said:
At last, the whole truth has come to light. Speaking on Monday at a Conservative Friends of Israel event attended by over 800 people and over 200 Parliamentarians, British Prime Minister Theresa May said that she had banned me from entering the UK because “Islamophobia” is just as harmful as anti-Semitism.
This is an extraordinary statement for May to make, when we know that according to documents released under Britain’s duty of candor, a good part of the reason why I was banned was because of my support for Israel.
An unnamed Foreign and Commonwealth Office official wrote in a May 7, 2013 letter: “We do have concerns with some of the reasoning in the sub,” that is, the “subject profiles” that had been prepared on my colleague Robert Spencer, who was also banned, and me, “particularly citing pro-Israeli views.”
This as you may realise puts a very different slant on what many will have assumed was the real reason why Ms Geller and Mr Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch were banned from the UK.
The whole story gets murkier and murkier and civil servants tried very hard to hide the real reason for Ms Geller’s exclusion, which was pro-Israel activism. Civil servants were worried that a Freedom of Information Act request would uncover this fact.
Ms Geller added:
To avoid this, the writer advised “removing references to being pro-Israel from the main body of the sub, as this is not grounds for exclusion.”
Presumably this advice was followed, as there is little in our pro-Israeli views in all this material, but my “subject profile” still says: “She strongly supports Israel and is an ardent Zionist.”
And also: “Pamela Geller’s outspoken support for Israel may also attract pro-Palestinian groups to attend, further complicating the policing operation on the ground and making it harder to keep opposing groups apart.”
The writer noted that being pro-Israel was not grounds for exclusion, but clearly it was part of the Home Office’s reasoning, or this letter would not have had to have been written.
The Home Office when forced to supply the documentation to Ms Geller’s legal representatives redacted significant parts of the documents to obscure both the real reason for Ms Geller’s exclusion and those involved in it. However they forgot to obscure on particular name involved in pressuring the Home Office to exclude Ms Geller and that name is that of the ‘Faith Matters’ group. This group set up by Fiyaz Mughal who also set up the disgraced ‘Islamophobia’ monitor Tell Mama is astonishingly revealed to be influencing the Home Office as to who does and who does not come into the country. It is notable that there doesn’t seem to be as much effort made by Fiyaz Mughal to stop Islamic hate preachers coming to the UK as he made to exclude Ms Geller and Mr Spencer.
Ms Geller continued:
Henry Ripley, writing “for the Treasury Solicitor,” explained to our lawyers that “the documents provided have been redacted to remove references to information which is not relevant to the claims.”
No, clearly the documents were redacted to conceal who was behind the ban and what their motives were, and to conceal the conspiratorial nature of the exclusion.
But their black marker missed one reference, revealing that one of the groups complaining about us was Faith Matters.
Faith Matters was founded by a Muslim man named Fiyaz Mughal, who also heads up Tell Mama UK, a group dedicated to tracking “Islamophobia.”
Tell Mama lost government funding in June 2013 after making false claims of waves of attacks “Islamophobic incidents”. The group has also threatened to sue Breitbart London Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam for highlight this, and continues to spend its time and money attacking reformist Muslims and apostates.
The Home Secretary assured the discredit Mughal that all decisions to exclude me from the country were based on sound evidence. Yet the documents also show that the British government, in deciding to ban me from the country, relied on “evidence” from Islamic propaganda hate sites such as Loonwatch and Islamophobia Today. How are the wild defamations of such sites sound evidence? In many of the documents, they didn’t even spell our names correctly, or get our birth dates correct. Is that sound evidence?
They had teams of people working, spending untold amounts of money researching us, and they couldn’t even get these basic facts right.
I’d say that the fact that one of Britain’s most outrageous mendacious Islamic grievance mongering taqiyya artists, Fiyaz Mughal has been involved in this case is not at all irrelevant. The involvement of a person whose groups have become a byword for dishonesty and exaggeration is something that should give all of us a lot to be concerned about. Various Fiyaz Mughal groups have been, since 2008, in receipt of approximately £980,000 of taxpayers money for wasteful guff such as a ‘caring for Islamic converts project’ and other similar fiscal black holes. Also despite assurances from the Department of Communities and Local Government made when the Tell Mama group got caught out lying about ‘hate crime’ figures, it seems that Tell Mama is still being funded to the tune of £180,000 per year. This information about Tell Mama’s current funding had to be obtained by FOIA request as it could not be acquired any other way. It was certainly not mentioned on Faith Matters accounts nor are any Tell Mama accounts seemingly in existence.
This latest revelation about Fiyaz Mughal and his various front groups and organisations is yet more evidence to show just why this man should be forever excluded from the positions of influence he has managed to gain for himself. It’s time this founder of various organisations that could justifiably be described as gangs of con artists was removed from influence over our police, our prosecution system and now it seems the Home Office.
If you or I had founded or controlled a group with even a fraction of the piss poor record for honesty and probity that Fiyaz Mughal’s groups have had then we would quite rightly be considered as persona non grata with any governmental or security organisation. It is beyond scandalous that dubious individuals like Fiyaz Mughal who seem to spend their entire lives sucking off of the taxpayers teat, are allowed the level of influence that he has been allowed.
It’s time that this man’s baleful and dangerous influence on a number of areas of Britain’s public life was removed by any legal and political means necessary. The presence of Fiyaz Mughal or his organisations in any area of public life damages it and disgraces it and it is long past time that this presence and influence was ended. Mughal and his groups must no longer be allowed to influence policing, no longer be allowed to influence criminal prosecutions and most certainly must no longer be allowed to influence who does or who does not enter the United Kingdom.
Original Brietbart post from Pamela Geller
A report on the publicly stated and probably wrong reason why Pamela Geller was banned from the UK
The obscene waste of money which is Fiyaz Mughal’s Tell Mama organisation, which is still, contrary to the belief of many, being funded by the taxpayer.
Inside Fiyaz Mughal’s Islamic money making machine
If you wish to write to your MP about the scandalous waste of money that is the Tell Mama group then here is a form letter that you may wish to use.
There are a number of other stories on Fiyaz Mughal and his various groups including Tell Mama which can be found on the Fahrenheit211 website. You can find them by entering the following terms into the search box: ‘Tell Mama’, Fiyaz Mughal’, ‘mendacious grievance mongering taqiyya artists’ or the word ‘mountebank’.
Pamela Geller’s website
Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch