More on Dominic Wightman and those Questions

Mercer and Wightman

A few days ago I blogged on my experiences with Dominic Wightman (above left), the supposed “anti-terror” consultant who in 2006 was featured on Newsnight with Glen Jenvey as part of something called the “VIGIL Network”, and who was formerly linked to Patrick Mercer MP (above right, at that time the Shadow Minister for Homeland Security). Earlier this year the blogger Tim Ireland discovered that Jenvey had been writing bogus postings to Muslim forums to generate evidence of extremism, and soon afterwards Tim and I were approached by Wightman (also known as Dominic Whiteman) for a confidential meeting. He told us that Jenvey had been passing dubious material to Mercer (and from there to the media) for a while, through another person, who he named.

A couple of months after meeting us, Wightman brought to our attention a new document which he said he had found on-line: a supposed interview with Jenvey by a US-based journalist named Jeremy Reynalds which again mentioned this other person, and which attacked Tim. However, Reynalds denied being the author, and Wightman tried to make us believe that the other person had concocted it. Eventually it was established that the document had in fact been posted on-line by Wightman himself; he still maintains that he found it, but it is more likely that he wrote it, as he refuses to say where he got it from. The purpose was to try to manipulate Tim and me into writing more about the other person, against whom he has a grudge. I have written more about this here.

Wightman retaliated against the threat of exposure with an attack piece on Tim, claiming that Tim is part of a “Red Black alliance” of the far-left and Islamic extremists, drawing attention to other disputes Tim has been involved in and attacking his character at a personal level. However, a few days before this was published, Tim was sent a bizarre list of questions along the same lines as the article, but also containing taunts, abuse, and other childish elements that make the author appear to be very foolish and not someone who ought to be on TV or advising the Shadow Minister for Homeland Security. Wightman, though, has denied writing it; he told me it was a “low trick” by Ireland, and he suggested that I “know it”. I published a blog entry showing that whoever sent the questions must have had access to Wightman’s article before it was published; there were too many similarities. Thus, it was impossible for Tim to have done it – plus he had no motive anyway.

Shortly thereafter, I received an email:

…OK I’m here to tell you that you lot have been chasing your tails, cos I stuck a keylogger onto Dominic Wightman’s PC 11 months ago and I’ve been hacking into everything he’s done since LOL!
The fake interview? Cheerleaders. I’ve been learning his chop for over two years and it’s EASY to be him bruv! He uses too many hyphens and adverbs and he’s always talking
about food.  We’ve got FTA software that can learn this shit, like Shakespeare. The only slip up was with the number, which is apparantly Costa Rican not Venezuelan. Like I’d know :)
And there’s loads of stuff on his hard drive that’s rilly interesting!

Anyways, I now OWN all his blogs and stuff, check this out-
Al-Hur al-Ayn

The list of questions sent to Tim included a Costa Rican phone number which Tim showed me but which does not appear in Tim’s blog entry on the subject; therefore whoever wrote the above certainly knows more about the questions than is in the public domain. I emailed Wightman, offering to make a police statement about it; he, however, shrugged it off as unimportant.

Wightman did not actually have a blog until a few days ago; the supposed hacking consisted of adding some personal pictures and some mildly mocking comments. These have now been removed. I received a second email saying

Shame Wightman took his blog site back innit!
anyway more fitnah to come dahling!

Wightman has now left a bitter comment at my previous post:

Richard Bartholomew – the author of this site supposed to be about religion – received confirmation on the 17th September 2009 from a woman called Amarah that she was the author of this interview.
How do I know?
Richard kindly forwarded me the email from her to him sent – he points out – at 19.38 on 17/9.
No surprise that this post still exists insinuating I wrote this interview…. not even an update…. typical leftie smear tactic.
If you too are a leftie, don’t despair. Don’t go to the length of setting up a blog to externalise your inferiority complexes….
Look to actually make some progress and improve your currently bitter, little existence – vote Tory.

So: we are to believe that someone hacked into Wightman’s computer, saw the article he planned to publish, used it as a template to write a series of goading questions to Tim (for no apparent motive); and confessed this to me once I pointed out the similarities. Further, the supposed victim of this hoax and identity theft is does not think the police need to know about his computer being hacked with a keylogger.

As for the “Cheerleaders” and the “Al-Hur al-Ayn”, this is a strange group of pseudonymous persons (or maybe one person with an overactive imagination) who purport to be young women opposed to Islamic extremism. Instead, however, their main activity is wasting people’s time with silly and creepy messages. I wrote about them here.

Dominic Whiteman

17 Responses

  1. Richard.
    We have invited you to meet me, Matyi, Shooter, Charlie, and the rest tomorrow in Islington at 5pm.

    Come and meet the Cheerleaders!


  2. Yay!
    we get to meet Barthy!

  3. D’you know what, screw it- the readers of Bartholomew’s Notes may as well know who we all are:

    -and everyone on Bartholomew’s Notes is invited. Come and see who the known players and fans are!
    The Cheerleaders

  4. What exactly does this group Hur al Ayn or the Cheerleaders do? From what I’ve been able to gather, you say you are Muslim, the admins profiles are open on facebook (well mostly) and you all seem to be young. Oh, and allegedly you hijack people’s websites and throw their personal information out there in the open. How does that make you any different than Redwatch or anyone else on the net who just outs whomever they feel like or see as their opponent/enemy?

    What is it exactly you do? Why do you hack peoples pcs and sites and why do you throw their personal information out there in the open? Wouldnt it be more constructive to beat them in a debate or discussion?

    Bart, what do you know about this group?

  5. Cookies-
    ello sweetie! There’s been an awful lot of rubbish chatted on here about the H a-A and the Cheerleaders. So I’m saying to you and everyone on here- join the Facebook group and youll see what we’re about!
    oh and here’s our intro video-

    PS if anyone from here is coming to our do tonight, come and say hello. just look for the best looking girls in the place :D

    • I’m a bit reluctant to join a group whose forum contains posts on how to deal with the police when they come knocking, how to hide info on your pc and where the admins boast of shutting down other peoples facebook accounts. Wouldnt it be easier if the Hur al Ayn just posted on here and told us what they do and why?

  6. Cookies doll:
    Meet you half way- drop a line to Charlie Wadia or Princess on FB and they’ll tell you. And then you can repost on here if ya like, cos we don’t care :)

    BTW we are proud of shutting down the sites of violent extremists, jihadis, nazis, whatever. And we’re gunna keep doing it.

  7. I thought someone would dream up a red/black alliance at some point. I had some Forward Not very Intelligence Team cops try and put that to me years ago. The idea is ridiculous as I am sure Anjum Choudharry would be the first to point out judging by his recent verbal attacks on UAF and suchlike. This Wightman guy sounds like he is living a very complicated life.

  8. Oh, and allegedly you hijack people’s websites and throw their personal information out there in the open.

    Not that anyone has demonstrated a single example of this happening.

  9. Sounds like someone rattled Littlefish and now he has to pretend he’s big and tough :D


  10. Heya!
    Is that the same Littlefish who was on saying Charlotte was from Mi5? The same guy who freaked out when someone posted a picture of some women coz he couldn;t look at it?

    Hey Dave Bones, you OK? Has Saki sent those interview questions over to you, i bet she hasnt, she’s being slack!

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