MORE ON THE MISLEADERSHIP OF THE FREE GAZA MOVEMENT

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Thank you Ali Abunimah for the following. I posted THIS regarding the ugly situation in question, Brother Abunimah goes further by investigating the problem…. his report follows.
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I have no doubt that other members of the Free Gaza Movement took Berlin’s explanation in good faith. Now is the moment for them to demand proper accountability.

As members of a broad and diverse Palestine solidarity movement, our loyalty to one another can only be based on trust and honesty.

Greta Berlin’s statement is not correct

Submitted by Ali Abunimah 

On 30 September a tweet was made from the official Twitter account of the Free Gaza Movement (@freegazaorg) which stated “Zionists Ran the Holocaust and the Concentration Camps.”

The tweet linked to a video of an anti-Jewish diatribe by notorious anti-Semite and conspiracy theorist Eustace Mullins.

The tweet’s contents originated as a posting by Free Gaza Movement’s Greta Berlin on her personal Facebook page. It was posted automatically from Facebook to Twitter. Following considerable uproar over this tweet, the Free Gaza Movement posted a statement on its website on 4 October that included the following explanation:

A TWEET from the Free Gaza TWITTER account was posted several days ago that had a link to a lecture titled, “Zionists Ran the Holocaust and the Concentration Camps.” This TWEET did not come from Free Gaza, and does not represent FG’s position in any way whatsoever; in fact we condemn its content. It came from Greta’s private Facebook page and was shared with a group of people who were discussing propaganda and racism, and this link was an example of the terrible propaganda that could be spewed on websites. For some reason, Facebook connected our Free Gaza account to her personal Facebook account, and the link was posted.

This statement did not calm the growing controversy. In order to dispel any doubts, many people, including me, asked Berlin to publish screenshots of the discussion from Facebook to show the context in which the video was posted. Berlin, who controls the @freegazaorg Twitter account, refused.

@alexbkane If I were in Greta’s position, I would produce evidence of the “Facebook discussion” to dispel all doubts @972mag@freegazaorg

Free Gaza Movement
@freegazaorg

@AliAbunimah @alexbkane @972mag Many in the group will verify our ongoing discussions. The group is private, like many Facebook groups.

This evening I had an opportunity to spend several hours with full access to a private Facebook group of which Berlin is an administrator, and where the video was first posted by another administrator on 28 September with the comment “This will be a real thought provoker for some.”

When the video was posted on 28 September it was neither preceded nor followed by any interactions that would fit the description that it “was shared with a group of people who were discussing propaganda and racism, and this link was an example of the terrible propaganda that could be spewed on websites.” This context does not exist.

I have no doubt that other members of the Free Gaza Movement took Berlin’s explanation in good faith. Now is the moment for them to demand proper accountability.

As members of a broad and diverse Palestine solidarity movement, our loyalty to one another can only be based on trust and honesty.

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7 Comments

  1. robertsgt40 said,

    October 8, 2012 at 19:28

    Mullins(RIP) has been spot on for the last six decades. He exposed the lies and told the truth. Read his “Secrets Of The Federal Reserve” . True then. True now.

  2. funny but said,

    October 8, 2012 at 19:53

    Links on this website lead straight to places which promote Eustace Mullins.

    For example, the link to whatreallyhappened.com

  3. m_astera said,

    October 8, 2012 at 20:01

    What about discussing whether or not the Eustace Mullins video has some valuable truth in it? If a claim may not even be discussed openly and freely debated, I tend to think someone is hiding something. I could give a few examples, if that would help make the point.

    Does the film present evidence to back up the claims made?

    Political correctness has no relationship to truth. Things are either true or they are not. If they are not, then it shouldn’t be hard to disprove them. What we are not allowed to openly debate are things that someone in power does not want discussed for a reason.

  4. mikael said,

    October 8, 2012 at 20:13

    You blowed your self, pity that it ended like this and belive me, I have no syphaty and abslout ZERO belive in any regaing of credibility and morale.

    Its in the end that Freinds are separated and the lines became clearer, I jnow of several others, cleverly dicuised as “prgresive and liberal”, but they always reveal them selfs, like you did.

    This is a pathetic diplay of knowledgness, and I regreat it because its, once again the Palestinian people that is the looser in this “game” of yours.

    peace

  5. Blake said,

    October 9, 2012 at 00:14

    Ali A sounds like a collab with those who kicked his people off their land. Greta is perfectly correct in what she said and nothing she said was anti anything. The truth is anti semitic to these people

  6. Joe said,

    October 9, 2012 at 00:51

    A feeble attempt to stifle research and curiosity. There is no reason to suppress a viewpoint unless it is true.
    Ad hominems is a sure sign someone is trying to hide an uncomfortable reality. Eustace Mullins deserves to be studied in order for each to come to their own conclusions. To defame him is to offer his research validity. The sleeping giant is waking.

  7. October 9, 2012 at 10:43

    Palestinians are Semites (from Shem) as well.

    Eustace Mullins loved Palestinians.


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