Those concerned about the B’nai Brith’s assault on Professor Anthony Hall can contact Lethbridge University President Mike Mahon. Email: [email protected] and cc [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Write, fax, or phone: Mike Mahon President & Vice-Chancellor A762 University Hall, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 3M4. Phone: (403) 329 -2201. Fax: (403) 329-2097.
A Florida man named Joshua Goldberg – who has already been arrested for conspiring to commit false-flag “Islamic terror” – may soon be charged with yet another crime: The creation of a horrific “kill all Jews” image that is currently under investigation by Canadian police.
The image was planted on Professor Anthony Hall’s Facebook page in late August. The Canadian B’nai Brith falsely blamed Hall, who had no knowledge of the image, and used the scandal to push for Hall’s dismissal from the University of Lethbridge. Today, caving in to the B’nai Brith’s libelous attack, University President Mike Mahon suspended Anthony Hall without pay. For Professor Hall’s reaction, see the above-embedded youtube video.
The photoshopped image, manufactured by Goldberg, purports to depict political cartoonist Ben Garrison choking an Orthodox Jewish man. Accompanying the image, in small print, is an unhinged “kill all Jews now” rant. In an article published here on September 16th, I speculated that rabid Zionists, rather than rabid Jew-haters, had manufactured the image. It turns out I was right.
In email to Arthur Topham, cartoonist Ben Garrison explained:
“Unfortunately that Photoshopped image of me assaulting that Orthodox Jew man continues to circulate and be posted everywhere. Ironically, it was created by a 20 year-old Jewish kid named Joshua Goldberg. He was arrested by the FBI about a year ago for sending bomb making instructions to what he thought was a Muslim terrorist–instead it was an FBI undercover agent. Goldberg is now pleading mental illness, but for years he was allowed to stir up trouble from his parent’s basement in Florida. For some reason he enjoyed targeting me and he’s the one who created that image as well as many other hate screeds.”
Ben Garrison had his life ruined by trolls like Goldberg, who vandalized Garrison’s cartoons to make it appear that Garrison was a rabid Jew-hater. Now Goldberg’s hate speech has damaged another man’s career and reputation: that of Professor Anthony Hall, Globalization Studies, University of Lethbridge.
Mainstream media outlets including CBC and the Lethbridge Herald accepted B’nai Brith’s false narrative that Professor Hall was responsible for Goldberg’s planted image. The scandal exploded into an all-out media assault on Professor Hall; but as the origin of Goldberg’s hate image came under suspicion, the B’nai Brith and the media shifted its attack to focus on Hall’s “anti-Zionist propaganda.”
Here is my letter sent to Lethbridge University President Mike Mahon this morning before receiving news of the suspension without pay.
Dr. Mike Mahon
President, University of Lethbridge
Dear Dr. Mahon,
I’m writing in response to the ongoing orchestrated attack on Professor Anthony Hall. The smear campaign against Professor Hall is an attack on the entire academy. Its purpose is to terrorize academicians into remaining silent on controversial issues. If successful, the media lynching of Professor Hall would grossly undermine academic freedom, especially the institution of tenure.
The lynchpin (no pun intended) of the anti-Hall campaign is a horrific image that was planted on Professor Hall’s Facebook page – unbeknownst to Professor Hall, who had absolutely nothing to do with that image. The grossly offensive image, which features a Jewish man being strangled alongside ultra-inflammatory text calling for the killing of “all Jews,” was in fact created by an allegedly self-employed propagandist named Joshua Goldberg, who was later arrested for his efforts to create incidents of so-called “Islamic terrorism.” Obviously Joshua Goldberg created his horrific “kill all Jews” image not because he himself is anti-Jewish, but rather as a way to manufacture false evidence of “anti-Semitism” that could later be used against people like Professor Hall. Goldberg appears to have created this awful image precisely to fit the definition of hate speech. It is a weaponized image. The weapon was used against Anthony Hall in precisely in the way its creator intended.
When planted evidence is used against a victim, it is the criminals who manufactured and planted the evidence, not the victim, who are at fault. Joshua Goldberg, B’nai Brith, and the individual or entity who planted this hate speech on Professor Hall’s Facebook page all ought to be investigated for their respective roles in this orchestrated smear campaign against Professor Hall.
The institution of tenure exists for one reason and one reason only: To ensure that even the most controversial avenues of research and interpretation are fully protected in our academy. Professor Hall is using his tenure properly. Are you? Is anyone else at the University of Lethbridge? If not, why not? How can you, or any other professor, justify holding tenure if you are not, in fact, making every possible effort to challenge the most sacrosanct public myths, and to pursue the most controversial avenues of research and interpretation?
Dr. Kevin Barrett
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.