Yet Another Glen Jenvey Post: Who is Nashraf Abu?

Following on from my previous post, I’ve now received details about Zaidi234’s registration on the MPAC forum in 2007:

user: zaidi234


Registration IP Address:

This is interesting for a number of reasons:

1. “” resolves to the Yorkshire Dales, just north of Skipton. Curiously, so does “”, the IP which was used to spread bogus messages purportedly from the Daily Mail accusing Tim Ireland of being a paedophile, and which, according to the moderators of the Ummah website, was also used by abuislam/Richard Tims.

2. A poster named “Nashraf” made a one-off posting to another Muslim forum, again in 2007, to publicise Zaidi234’s posting about Jeremy Reynalds – see here.

3. A poster named “Nash1965” made a couple of dozen postings to Pravda‘s forums on Muslim extremists in 2007 and 2008. This included some strands promoting Jeremy Reynalds’ book and the work of Glen Jenvey. One thread is headlined “Pravda User’s in New Book” (sic for apostrophe – a Jenvey trademark), and he explains that (sic for spelling)


They were both Pravda message board users who met on Pravda and pulled off a sting on Abu Hamza.

Another thread is entitled “Muslims Up in Arms!“, and it links to Zaidi234 on MPAC – in other words, Nash1965 is using a posting made by Zaidi234 as evidence of Muslim extremism. That’s a strangely familiar story. And by the way, Jenvey apparently is 43 years old, so was probably born in 1965.

4. In November 2007, “Nashraf Abu” left a post at Ummah linking to, and telling us that

They have stolen al-qaeda’s name they think it’s so cool.why can’t they think of their own name.

And who are “they”? Well, the link redirects to the blog of Paul Ray, aka “Lionheart”, a long-time associate of Jenvey who rails against “Paki Muslims” and who in the past has expressed support for the BNP.

What a remarkable set of coincidences.

Glen Jenvey Saga: Who is Zaidi234?

Soon after Tim Ireland first noted the evidence which suggested that “freelance anti-terrorist investigator” Glen Jenvey had made bogus postings to a Muslim website with the intention of stirring up a panic over an extremist plot against British Jews, several bloggers rooted around the internet looking for extra information about Jenvey and his associates. I had a bit of a head-start, having written about Jenvey and the “VIGIL Network” back in 2006, but some other interesting sites also came to light. One of these was an an old thread on the Muslim Public Affairs Committee’s (MPACUK) discussion forum in which a certain “Zaidi234” – who made only a few posts between April and July 2007 before disappearing – claims to have been passed private emails from Dominic Whiteman in which Whiteman suggests encouraging Muslim extremists to use elderly women as suicide bombers, as this will create a more generalised fear of Muslims. “Zaidi234” also claims to know some personal information about Whiteman. As I blogged a couple of weeks ago, Whiteman is a former associate of Jenvey, and he recently issued a statement at his Westminster Journal in which he seemed keen to put a bit of distance between himself and his one-time collaborator.

However, there’s a very weird twist in the tale: the alleged private emails are all written in good English (although the British Whiteman asks for a “favor” rather than a “favour”), but I’ve just noticed that “zaidi234” himself writes like this:

A friend in Jordan past on his concern’s about Dominic Whiteman who real name is in fact spelt friend sent me copy’s of email’s and serveral county court case number with people who are concerned about this whiteman.
In the email’s he sent me it show’s the police were informed that vigil was making up lie’s about muslim’s, but the lie’s would of led to targetting of OAP’s in the muslim community.
I was then sent the above story, my friend in Jordan wrote but no British newspapers would print it as the government or the tory’s control them all.
so if anyone can pass on the story in exposing vigil and Dominic Whiteman it will help stop attack’s on the muslim community.

This bears all the hallmarks of Jenvey’s dyslexic punctuation – redundant apostrophes, missing capital letters, and missing gaps before the beginning of sentences. I collected some other examples in a blog entry here; and emails sent directly from Jenvey to Tim Ireland confirm that this is indeed his style.

In another thread “Zaidi234” warns readers that

Several non Muslim forums are advertising a Book called War Of The Web see…70&mode=direct

The book tells a story about how for twenty years MI5 knew British muslims were going abroad killing civillians in many countrys like Chechnys Kashmir Isreal Yemen and so on…..

It also claims British muslims killed Serb civillians in their hundreds during the Bosnian war,
It goes on to disclose the inside story about Abu Hamza’s arrest and Abu Izadeen and others arrested under the anti terror laws for incitement.

It then goes on to compare terrorist crimes with written passages from the Quran calling Islam a Evil faith and made up faith which was invented as a means to control earth at gun point and ok,ed the killing of civllians.

Can you all be aware of this book’s evil message and ask shops not to stock it.

And further down:

looking at author’s back ground notes on internet.he was born in the UK seem’s He has written many story’s mocking muslims.

The author of War of the Web is Jeremy Reynalds, who writes articles for the American evangelical newssite ASSIST – recently he wrote a piece promoting the bizarre suggestion that Jenvey was being set up by the editor of the Guardian newspaper.

So, Zaidi234’s postings were all about either Dominic Whiteman or Jeremy Reynalds; he claims that someone passed him emails written by Whiteman; he claims to know about Whiteman’s financial affairs and his “real” surname; and he appears to know the contents of War of the Web in some detail. He also writes just like Glen Jenvey, who has (or had) links with both men. And after nine posts, he vanishes from the scene. Very curious.

Did someone copy Jenvey’s style to try and create a rift with Whiteman and Reynalds, or has Jenvey been playing a double game of some sort?

Whiteman has emailed me with this short statement, which he has also given me permission to publicise:


 I refer you to my statement published on Westminster Journal on the second of March this year. I am happy to remain in splendid isolation of your ongoing investigations into people I do not work with or have not worked with for over two years. I have nothing further to add to my statement except to say that in my writings and in my work I stand up to blabbermouth Islamist extremists and multifarious other cowards and they are most often the authors of anonymous/false ID slurs against me on the web. If I wanted to, I have the capability to investigate these slurs, find their authors and involve the authorities. As it is, I’ve always found that those who use the poison pen – whichever side they are on – are usually so lacking in grey matter that they almost always have their ink poison themselves in the end. Such muppets can write as much about me as they like because quite frankly I don’t give a damn; that does not mean I won’t come to their aid when they stop choking.

Not Anglicans, But Anglians


A few days ago Sadly No! rightly made fun of Andy McCarthy after he scoffed at the spelling skills of UK Islamists who waved banners protesting against Royal Anglian soldiers. “That would be ‘Anglican'”, McCarthy intoned. Alas, a correction soon followed:

Our friend Andrew Stuttaford informs me that I’m in error.  The regiment in the video is from East Anglia in the U.K.  I regret the error.  It doesn’t change the essence of the post.  What’s depicted in the video is disgraceful.

But it’s not just Americans who have trouble here – Jade Goody famously asked about the foreign nation of “East Angular”, and the “Anglican” goof is widespread, even on Army websites. The latest Private Eye has some other examples (1232, p. 9):

Sky News’s Eamonn Holmes is the latest culprit, but many other hacks have made the same gaffe on the BBC News channel and regional news broadcasts…Last Friday, the Daily Telegraph‘s Middle East expert Con Coughlin also had members of the second Battalion The Royal Anglican Regiment parading through the centre of Luton.

But it’s not just the media. The British Army’s own “Army in Education” website draws teachers’ attention to the “organized learning activities” at the “Royal Anglican Museum”. And according to the recently launced official website of the royal family…the Duke of Gloucester “holds honorary military appointments with the Royal Anglican Regiment” among many others.

The Eye suggests that this common mistake is the reason why the Islamist fanatics targeted the parade, as they were under the impression this was a “Christian” regiment sent out to attack Muslims. That seems to me doubtful, given that the Muslim extremists in fact do appear to know the difference between “Anglian” and “Anglican”.