(Much of this is background information)
In January of this year, the Sun alleged that extremist Muslims had drawn up a ‘hit-list’ of prominent British Jews, such as Alan Sugar, and were targeting them because of the Gaza conflict. This story relied on a comment that had been left on the forum ummah.com, in which the commenter, ‘Saladin1970′, called for:
“The names and addresses of Wealthy Zionist Jews can be found in the lists of sponsors and contributors of Zionist Charities… It would be beneficial to start compiling a list so that we can write polite letters reminding them of the injustices of israel and to stop supporting israel.”
What really set the pulses racing was a subsequent comment by another poster, ‘abuislam’, who named three British Jews and called for doorstop protests. ‘Security expert’ Glen Jenvey told the Sun at the time that “those listed should treat it very seriously. Expect a hate campaign and intimidation by 20 or 30 thugs.”
‘Abuislam’ turned out to be a pseudonym though, and the ummah.com administrators cross-referenced his IP address and e-mail only to discover that he was actually using the same IP and e-mail address as a freelance journalist known as Richard Tims. Mr. Tims had posted comments under his own name too, calling for Muslims to sell their ‘Islamic’ stories to a website owned by… Glen Jenvey.
The blogger who discovered this link, Tim Ireland, was subsequently smeared as a paedophile by Glen Jenvey, while his scoop was stolen by Private Eye without crediting him. It took a concerted effort by Tim Ireland to alert supporters of Glen Jenvey, including the Conservative MP Patrick Mercer. Once this was achieved though, Glen Jenvey’s credibility was in tatters, esepcially when his links to a far-right blogger were revealed by the Daily Mail.
Then the situation got even stranger, as Glen Jenvey announced his intention to convert to Islam. Dave Bones discovered that it was speaking to Omar Bakri on the phone that convinced him to convert. Mr. Jenvey has also claimed that he is withdrawing his evidence from the Abu Hamza case, which could result in the collapse of his case. He may even face prosecution if the following is true:
“over the years i have worked along side several intelligence services and will be sharing this secret info with my friends and Muslim Brother.”
But with Glen Jenvey one never knows.
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