First off, a slight correction as to my speculations yesterday regards the Tommy Robinson affair. Apparently, Robinson was aware of reporting restrictions on the case. He simply did not understand why these restrictions were in place, namely to avoid jury contamination. Everyone has the right to fair trial. Similar restrictions are currently in place for several high-profile nationalist trials. We cannot complain about contempt rules only when it suits us. Readers will have decide for themselves whether or not Robinson’s actions were deliberately intended to a) jeopardise potential convictions and/or b) to deflect attention away from my case. The most relevant point is that it is indeed the issue of free speech which is the prime motivator of current support for Robinson. We now need to open his supporters’ eyes to those who are in fact behind the desire to further limit our most precious of freedoms.
Many thanks to Dr Fredrick Töben for once again featuring my case in the latest Adelaide Institute newsletter where you will find a round-up of news reports. One article not featured (because of late publication) comes courtesy of Searchlight’s Gerry Gable who will have raised several eyebrows with his choice of headline (left). ‘Steve’ (real name Sidney) Silverman aka Bedlam Jones won’t be too pleased.
This morning, I received some interesting information regards Silverman. Asides trolling on behalf of Israel by way of the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA), Silverman also runs a music school where he teaches vocal technique. I was already aware that Silverman is an opera fan. Would Silverman’s ethnicity have anything to do with the fact that he is able to enjoy a career in music here in the UK, whilst doing his utmost to prevent others from being able to perform and share their work?
Indeed, one Brit is currently facing jail for singing satirical songs – on evidence supplied by this very same chanteur, Sidney Silverman, whose anonymous Twitter trolling features in a Derbyshire Constabulary investigation for harassment of this same British singer, yes, the one facing prison!
Dr Töben’s newletter also features a copy of John Zani’s written judgement as well as an in-depth report authored by a certain “Leo Clitheroe” (first published by Heritage & Destiny) on the magistrate’s verdict. Mr Clitheroe’s article is well-written, with a crucial account of the inconsistency of reactions to my verdict by CAA’s Gideon Falter and Sidney Silverman:
In his first reaction after the verdict, Gideon Falter (chairman of the Campaign Against Antisemitism who had brought the original prosecution) delightedly asserted: “This verdict sends a strong message that in Britain Holocaust denial and antisemitic conspiracy theories will not be tolerated.”
Yet Falter’s CAA colleague Steve Silverman quickly contradicted his chairman, writing:
“There is a misconception that the trial of Alison Chabloz was about the criminalisation of Holocaust denial. This is a failure to understand the depth of her offending and the danger it presents to British Jews.” Silverman insisted: “This woman has been responsible for the vilest outpouring of antisemitic hatred I have ever encountered.” He gave various examples of her anti-Jewish rhetoric (strictly unrelated to ‘Holocaust’ revisionism) then concluded: “This is not Holocaust denial; it is the use of Holocaust denial to give people reasons to fear and hate Jews. Alison Chabloz did this for years, obsessively and with increasing malevolence.”
However, like many other reports in the press, the story of how my songs were ‘spiteful revenge’ after I was kicked off a cruise ship back in 2014 was picked up not only by the prosecution and by the magistrate but also by Mr Clitheroe. His final paragraph states:
The only clearing of this judicial fog will have to come from a new, British based, thoroughly researched challenge to aspects of ‘Holocaust’ history: a challenge that is indubitably grounded in reasoned argument rather than anything that can be easily dismissed as spiteful abuse.
I, for one, await with impatience Mr Clitheroe’s dedicated challenge on these particular aspects of history. Will we also be seeing an appearance of Mr Clitheroe on nationalist platforms, say, next September in Blackpool? If so then organisers can no doubt expect a full turn out.
The cruise ship angle is a ploy to deflect attention away from CAA-approved trolls – including Sidney ‘Bedlam Jones’ Silverman and his acolyte Steve ‘Nemo’ Applebaum, both mentioned in the written verdict. Ambrosine Shitrit (Chetrit) managed to have me sacked, but it was only after she tried to have my 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show pulled – and after my quenelle response – that harassment and stalking of me was taken over by CAA.
CAA trolls Silverman and Applebaum together did everything they could to destroy any chance I had of performing, culminating in my 2016 Ed Fringe show being pulled and, finally, by way of the private prosecution against me brought by Falter.
All is on record, including details of events leading up to my sacking from the cruise ship. The Musicians Union did offer some modicum of assistance, but with the cruise company denying my right to data protection (“We have no record of any documents concerning you sent to the ship” – documents that were shown to me in the Captain’s office the same day I was sacked!), I stood very little chance of bringing a case against my German employer.
Also on record is Derbyshire Constabulary’s decidedly unethical handling of my case since the very beginning.
In short, my Songs of the Shoah were a direct result of the years of provocation, stalking and harassment of me, mainly by Silverman and Applebaum. I am far from being their only target. The diabolical pair have been using the same baiting and entrapment tactics against innocent individuals ever since CAA was founded in 2014. Falter must have been aware and therefore must have condoned the use of anonymous trolling to bring about the prosecution of his dreams. Shitrit certainly has a role in all this – she being the person who originally alerted CAA to my presence. But it is misleading to say my songs were the result of Shitrit’s harassment of me at my place of work.
What punishment awaits on June 14th is anyone’s guess, but already this guilty verdict boils down to the plain fact that we, as native Britons, no longer have the right to express ourselves freely in our own land. Those wishing to further curtail this most fundamental of human rights do not hold dear British values. If they did, then they would not be working day and night to suppress voices of political dissidents. The very fact that these agents of a foreign state are so clearly and deliberately working against our long cherished values should be enough to worry even the most apathetic citizens.