A couple of months ago a fellow Labour supporter messaged us and asked us if we had heard about the ‘anti-Semitism map’. We had not so they sent us the link and suggested we looked to see if we were on the map. We honestly thought that we would never find our name on that map as we are not, and never have been racist in any way. We are sure you can imagine our shock and anger to not only find our names but also also our locations on the map. Not only were we angry about being labelled as anti-Semitic but also at our private information being put on the map for anybody to see. It is a total invasion of our privacy and goes against data privacy regulations which are upheld by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
At the end of this piece we will put a link to the map plus a link to the ICO website complaints page. If you find yourself on the page then we would advise you to make a complaint. We have made complaints and we do know that many others have also complained.
‘Who is behind this map?’ we hear you ask. The creator of the map is Ray Baker, one of the pro-Israel, right-wing, racist trolls who use the Gnasherjew account on Twitter. He resides in a place called Penclawdd in Swansea, Wales. His employment records show that he is working/has worked for Quintiles (now called IQVIA) and Fujitsu. His Twitter ID is @LaughingDevil1 you can also find him on Facebook. The host site for the map is owned by an Israeli company, who when contacted about the map, stated that they had no control over what their users published on the internet.
Ray Baker had decided who to put on the map using information gathered on Twitter using the Gnasherjew, Labour Against Anti-Semitism and Sussex Friends of Israel accounts (the information used is logged on each person’s entry on the map). When asked whether he had created the map Ray Baker had no problem in admitting that he had, and said that he had done it so there was a record of anti-Semitics around the world.
The creation of this map is part of the ongoing smear campaign by pro- Israel factions and the campaign of harassment and bullying by Gnasherjew, Sussex Friends of Israel, LAAS, CAA and others to try and scare Corbyn supporters and those who support Palestine. They all claim to be fighting anti-Semitism but the truth is that they are all rampant Islamophobes and are using the fight against anti-Semitism to hide the truth. The pro-Israel faction are scared of Jeremy Corbyn becoming PM because it will mean the end of aid for Israel and the beginning of help and aid for Palestine. There is a contingency within the Gnasherjew faction that are pro-Israel and they have been duped by Gnasherjew. Ok, we were going to save this for another piece but we will share this with you now. The person behind the creation of Gnasherjew is called John Arnott and he resembles a typical EDL member in appearance ( bald and beer belly). He lives in Oxfordshire and will be furious about the twinning of Oxford with Ramallah in Palestine.
The campaign of harassment and bullying by these right wing elements has resulted in people leaving social media platforms like Twitter; losing their jobs when their employers have been contacted and told a load of lies about them;having family members being approached and told lies; suffering from anxiety and/or depression due to the stress of continual harassment and bullying. The behaviour of these elements is a disgrace and a blight on all social media sites. The lack of censure by Twitter and Facebook against these elements is equally disgraceful.
Here are the links I told you about earlier in the piece
Information Commissioner’s Office Complaints (use the personal information concerns)
Labour Anti-Semitism Map
A huge thanks to Sally Eason and Labour Left Voice for their research which made this article possible. John Arnott seems to be obsessed with Sally and with trying to make her life miserable. Gnasherjew has made the closing of the Labour Left Voice Twitter account it’s raison d’etre ( so far it has failed).
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