Charlotte Ward takes hate mail to a new low

We know we shouldn’t do it: every time one of us says, “Oh my God, this has to be the lowest that mad cow has sunk yet”, Charlotte Ward comes up with yet another, even slimier, act. So the other day, when we asked, “How low can she go?” we should have known that it was a foolish question.

Sure enough, she’s outdone herself yet again.

This time, she’s decided to email people at various firms in London, using the classic ‘poison pen letter’ format:

Sept 29-2015-harassmentClearly, the goal is to destroy her innocent victims’ professional lives, under the guise of ‘helping’ them leave the non-existent ‘cult’. As usual with Charlotte, she attempts to hide her slimy vindictiveness under a thin yet nauseating veneer of ‘caring’.

The police have been informed, of course, and anyone foolish enough to engage in this kind of ‘activism’ from within the UK will quickly discover that they’re on the wrong side of the law. As for Charlotte, she’s bravely broadcasting her hate mail from her lair in Suriname. Courageous, no?

Wouldn't it be a pity if Charlotte were to meet one of these in Suriname? Now that would be what we call karma.

Wouldn’t it be a pity if Charlotte were to meet one of these in Suriname? Now that would be what we call karma.

p.s. We hereby promise to never again ask how low Charlotte can stoop. Apparently there’s just no limit.

50 thoughts on “Charlotte Ward takes hate mail to a new low

  1. I’ve heard the odds of actually dying of a snake bite in Suriname are fairly high, about 20%…so she’d have an 80% chance of survival. However, as the old saying goes, “Don’t die, suffer.”

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  2. SMH here, unbelievable. Has she no shame? Is there not one part of her that wakes up sober, and re-reads what she wrote the day before under the influence of what must be excellent free weed. Charlotte: What about ethics, soul, and truth? You are as warped as Abraham and Ella. Evil and foolish, all of you.

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  3. I can only suggest that you add a donation button to the site with the intention of raising funds to send someone to Willoughbyland to remove the fuse from her computer. A cut out of Satan could be placed behind her screen, both these measures should keep her busy for months.

    Does she actually send these things though?

    I wonder if she is bluffing, a desperate attempt to get some attention for her blog and more importantly her self.

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  4. She still believes her computer was ‘hacked’…I’m pretty sure she could be easily convinced that it had been possessed. Must start looking round for a pic of Satan….

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  5. Well that one is registered with the Scottish Charity Commission. They have some utterly moronic ideas among their stable of linked charities. Just looked. A child at risk form to fill out FFS. Not even sensible advice to call 999 or the local duty social worker or even NSPCC. No details about how often the details are monitored. They are trawling for adult survivors of childhood abuse. Oh yeh, hypnotherapy. Decidedly flakey origin of the charity story. And my favourite, dead seals. Are the dead seals:

    A. Killed by satanists cos they get killed around the time of Halloween, give or take a few weeks, and well Orkney. BTW I’m a complete moron that’s why I think this.

    B. Killed by prejudiced local fishermen who think seals deplete fish stocks, in the pupping season which is October ish.

    My patience for the stupid is wearing thin.

    Does it get worse? I imagine there’s more.

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  6. There have been a number of cases in the UK in recent years,where children have been tortured to death by relatives allegedly attempting to “exorcize” evil spirits out of them – such as Victoria Climbie and Kristy Bamu. The perpetrators have been African ex-pats, some linked to evangelical churches in their communities that promote the idea of child “witches”. “Justin Bahunga, Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (Afruca), policy lead on faith-based abuse, says the cases coming to the charity’s attention include children being semi-strangled, burned with an iron, severely beaten and starved in the belief that “it will get the devil out of them” – The Guardian UK, January18/2012

    Now, did you see any articles about charities in Scotland claiming that they’ve been receiving reports about ritual abuse, child sacrifice, snuff films, etc., for decades? A good example was “Dundee charity reveals terrible toll of ritual sexual abuse” in The Courier, By Dave Lord, 16 November 2014. It’s all BS of course, but I don’t agree with Chris French who said in an article in The Guardian that this is about false recovered memories. I think it’s a straight-up scam.

    The two charities mentioned in these articles; Break the Silence and Izzy’s Promise, are NOT “leading” charities as the articles claim. It appears to me that they were local Ritual Abuse claimants & True Believers clubs and barely operating at all prior to a recent influx of grant monies intended to assist CSA victims from Care Homes and trafficking rings. Both are clearly tools of Sarah Nelson – a “feminist” ex-journalist who has been an anti-FMSF, anti- moral panic propagandist and buddy to Valerie Sinason and Joan Coleman for decades.

    Izzy’s promise in particular seems highly suspect. It is run by a Joseph Lumbasi, from Kenya I believe. He doesn’t seem to have any qualification for counselling CSA victims (or anyone else) and may be an Engineer. The blurbs about ritual abuse on his site demonstrate that he has no idea what he’s talking about. I don’t just mean he doesn’t understand the subject from a rationalist view, he doesn’t understand it from academic SRA advocate point of view either. It’s just nonsense ramblings. There are references to the “many books about ritual abuse” authored by a “volunteer” named Laurie Matthew, such as “Where Angels Fear”. These books, most of which sell for $70-$100 !! on Amazon, are worse than nonsense – they are NOTHING. Another title: “Fight! Rabbit! Fight!” “contains no details of abuse” according to a review, and is in fact “a set of fiction short stories, some of which are based on animals, and each has a message within it to help improve understanding of issues”.

    Here’s what’s really troubling about this. At one point the Izzy’s Promise webpage had a section labelled “latest news”. And under that, there was a listing: “paranormal investigation at the centre”. In that blurb, he said they were bringing someone in to investigate “strange goings-on” wherever it is he has his office. In other words, he thought it is haunted and intended to have whatever entity was haunting it “exorcized”.
    So here you have a man from Africa, publicly ranting about satanic cult “ritual abuse” and sacrifices, snuff films, etc., who claims to be an expert on the subject but clearly is not, running a scam “survivors” charity – who openly believes in “the paranormal”, i.e., evil spirits, possession and presumably exorcism.

    Excerpts from Private Eye, 3-16 March 2006
    “A BOOKLET called A Can of Worms: Yes, You Can! Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse has sparked controversy among professionals and academics who specialise in this sensitive field.
    As revealed in Eye 1150 (Satanic Panic), the 74-page document, published by the Scottish Executive in December 2005, lists useful contacts including organisations dealing with survivors of so-called ritual abuse (formerly known as Satanic abuse) — a notion long ago exposed as a myth….
    there is still a network of believers across the UK among professionals and assorted therapists who work with children and adult “survivors” who reinforce each other’s convictions that what they now term “ritual abuse” exists, through literature, websites, conferences and training courses.
    …Groups run by [Laurie] Matthew, all based at 1 Victoria Road, Dundee, include Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS), which has a website offering “support for survivors” and a resource for counsellors, parents and concerned friends, packed with ghoulish detail about “the reality” of ritual abuse, including allegations of babies being bred for sacrifice and children being sexually abused and mutilated and a checklist of signs and symptoms to look for…
    …Matthew is now helping to influence policy-making in Scotland via her presence on the Scottish parliament’s cross-party group on Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, which produced a national strategy for adult survivors in September 2005. Her group 18 and Under is a member of the group”.

    There’s a lot more…

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  7. Wow, thanks for sharing this! I’m not surprised that the charities are shams, and given the Musa case that Belinda McKenzie supported, the idea of evangelical African ‘exorcisms’ should have occurred to me before this.

    A small minority of mental health professionals still seem to believe in ‘ritual abuse’, presumably because they’ve invested their careers in that area of specialisation, and now cannot bear to give it up. Their support lends credence to the truthers who believe in ‘Satanic Illuminati death cults’ or whatever, and so the cycle continues.

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  8. Did you know Sabine and Belinda campaigned for these parents?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9475266/Witchcraft-child-abuse-parents-who-abused-children-because-of-evil-spirits-jailed.html

    There were social services failings about inter sibling contact, changing their names, after their parents were jailed.

    The parents have been deported. I remember following the case at the time and there’s a few published judgements on Bailii.

    Sabine and Belinda are saying the parents are innocent.

    They are the Musa family.

    It’s a bit ironic really.

    I really think those charity websites are highly irresponsible. Particularly the child at risk web form.

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  9. I’ve often wondered if the investigation took a wrong turn at the start partly because of Jean Clement’s credulousness re. ritual abuse. This is obviously not meant as a racist slur but, rather, a consideration of (and a massive assumption about, I know) his cultural/religious beliefs. If, as seems to be the case he hadn’t implied that the children were in imminent danger (although he seemed to be wary of Abe and Ella as well) would they have gone ahead with the interviews at all? The believers always talk about the lack of a police investigation whereas it’s perhaps more accurate to say that even the investigation that was carried out should have been totally unnecessary if the circumstances had been properly reported by JCY as utter fantasy. Did he perhaps believe the ritual side of it because of his background or am I being totally offensive here? Apologies if so, but it always seemed odd to me (notwithstanding the fact that abuse claims have to be taken seriously anyway) that the police took any of it quite as seriously as they did and, as he was the first line of attack, he must have represented the situation as credible. The police have to look at such claims but they may have unwittingly stirred the pot in this case by being taken in, and this could be JC’s responsibility. Alternatively Abe could have assumed that JC would be a more sympathetic listener and more likely to believe the claims which is why they went to him. Or, of course, it could just be that he was their contact in the police and there’s nothing more to it than that!
    (p.s. obviously I know not all people of African heritage believe in witchcraft! just in case anyone thinks I’m being offensive, not my intention)

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  10. I did, yes. I read about the abuse the children were subjected to–hard to believe that two women who claim to be all in favour of children’s rights would have supported those parents.

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  11. Ritual abuse certainly does exist. I believe even satanic ritual abuse can happen. It isn’t only children either. Rituals are a well known method of abusers keeping adult Nigerian trafficking victims with their enslavers. The problem of exorcisms used in abusive way, perhaps against children, perhaps disabled adults, anyone really, has meant a lot of work with churches about this issue from local authorities, the police. FGM can be part of a ritual or religious ceremony too. Ritual abuse right there. In Nigeria it is actually more prevalent among Christians than Muslims.

    I’ve known people who’ve mixed traditional African religious practices with Christian beliefs. They’ll pray in church but go to a traditional healer for ceremonies and potions and herbs. Some people will use the belief in spells, ceremonies and so on for bad purposes. And then there’s the exorcism stuff.
    If you are in certain parts of London on a Sunday morning, quite early, you’ll see families off to church wearing beautiful traditional clothes. Laces, wax prints, elaborately tied headcloths, damasks. The churches get in to trouble sometimes because they use amplification more suited to a nightclub!

    And the people I’ve met really, really believe the ceremonies have power. I’ve only ever known people say they use them for wealth, or better health, or to conceive a child, never bad stuff.

    It isn’t the ritual that’s the problem as such the way I see it. It’s not getting someone medical treatment but getting them exorcised, violent mistreatment in an exorcism, using an exorcism as part of emotional abuse of a child, rituals used as threats to traffick someone, a coming of age ceremony that involves FGM.

    I only know a little about these practices though.

    Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater when thinking about this stuff. It happens.

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  12. That’s a very valid question. Obviously not all people from African nations think witchcraft is real, but some do…and I’ve wondered whether JCY was one, as well. However, it should be noted that he wasn’t a regular police officer, but is actually a lawyer who volunteered as a ‘special’ officer on weekends. It’s hard to know whether he believed in the allegations, or was simply trying to do the right thing by the children. As one of Abe’s in-laws, he must have had some knowledge of Abe’s abusive ways.

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  13. When I refer to ‘ritual abuse’ I’m speaking of the bizarre ritual sexual abuse allegations that arose beginning in the 1970s and 1980s, and were somehow sussed out by therapists who believed in the concept of ‘suppressed memories’ etc. The ‘Satanic ritual abuse’ panic began in North America in the 1970s or thereabouts, and seemed to travel to the UK in the 1980s and 1990s. I do recognise that ritual abuse linked to things like exorcisms and the like do happen–it’s the ‘oh, I just happened to remember this when my therapist hypnotised me and helped me access deeply buried memories of satanic abuse’ thing that I was referring to in my comment.

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  14. I actually know J-C. Not as a close friend, but well enough perhaps. He knows my name. I’ve never discussed this case with him. I never will. It would be wrong I think. I haven’t told people we both know mutually the shitstorm he’s been involved in either.

    But my opinion is he’s just a bit of an idiot. A bit arrogant sometimes too.

    He should never have approached things the way he did. Saying there needs to be more evidence! He should have passed the case on to the right people at the very start. I think he was trying to be clever. At least he recorded the conversation. He was credulous I think too. He does have a strong Christian faith, but don’t hold that against him. Plus Abraham is his brother in law so there’s that obvious conflict between family and doing a job. He’s British with mainly Ghanaian heritage AFAIK. Don’t forget too he’s just a special, not proper police. As far as his beliefs making him more credulous about the possibility of a big satanic ring, I don’t know if that’s the case or not.

    I don’t think he covered himself in glory TBH. And he had some time to sort out a responsible plan of action because he was speaking to Abraham whilst Abraham was abroad.

    The thought has occurred to me that J-C’s assertion that there needed to be evidence prompted the evidence gathering. I’m angry at him for that stupidness. He’s not a detective. He should know the limits of his expertise and competence.

    I’ll certainly never trust J-C, but I didn’t particularly anyway.

    That’s not really why I have an interest in this case though, it started with my low opinion of some activists, journalists and so on!

    What J-C did is on his head.

    I certainly think the police investigation could have gone better at the start,

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  15. Ha ha, J-C isn’t a lawyer! He works for the Home Office, and not in their legal department, he’s not in a junior position, he’s not a senior civil servant. Middling but not a dishonourable post! 😉 He may have a law degree though, can’t remember.

    It’s not his fault Abraham’s his brother in law so mining me for juicy gossip won’t work.

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  16. The truth is that it’s really hard to get a conviction in a case like this. There has to be really good evidence. I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone would support the parents in this case.

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  17. Hey Belinda and Sabine! I thought you were supposed to believe the children! The eldest child in this case talked about her abuse and showed the scars to prove she’d been beaten. Weren’t you listening?

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  18. @YdychyncachuTracey –

    With great respect.
    Using the phrase “ritual abuse” as a paraphrasing of “any physical, sexual or emotional abuse inflicted upon a person during the course of a ceremony or ‘ritual’ ” – while popular and widespread – in incorrect and unhelpful.

    Dr Lawrence Pazder literally coined the terms; “satanic ritual abuse”, “ritual abuse” and “ritualistic abuse”. They did not exist, in any literature, before him. Pazder used the terms interchangeably, and this was his definition for them:
    “repeated physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual assaults combined with a systematic use of symbols and secret ceremonies designed to turn a child against itself, family, society and God.” Pazder noted that “the sexual assault has ritualistic meaning and is not for sexual gratification”.

    While Pazder did give examples of what he meant by “ritualistic abuse” in his lectures, he never provided any case citations for these examples. They came simply from his imagination. For Pazder, what was important about this definition was the MOTIVATION: “designed to turn a child against itself, family, society and God”. In other words, the physical, sexual or emotional abuse inflicted upon a person during the course of a ceremony or ‘ritual’, MUST be motivated by a desire to cause the child to CHOOSE EVIL and pledge allegiance to Satan in his/her heart, or IT IS NOT “RITUAL ABUSE”. When you leave that motivation out of your use of the term “ritual abuse”, you are using the term out of context to the meaning assigned to it by the person who literally invented it.

    Use of the phrase “ritual abuse” as a paraphrasing of “any physical, sexual or emotional abuse inflicted upon a person during the course of a ceremony or ‘ritual’ “, absent of Pazder’s qualifying motivation, became popular after the fraudulence of the persons who DID use the term as Pazder intended, was demonstrated beyond all question – persons such as Mike Warnke and Lauren Stratford. It was popularized, in part, as apologetics for sincere persons working in child protection who had taken these people at face value and been suckered by them. It was necessary, to prevent the entire field from falling into disrepute, to create alternate definitions for “ritual abuse”, but doing so effectively rendered the phrase meaningless.

    When you use the phrase “ritual abuse” as a paraphrasing of “any physical, sexual or emotional abuse inflicted upon a person during the course of a ceremony or ‘ritual’ , you are effectively saying that sexual abuse that occurs in a soccer locker room should be called “soccer abuse” or “locker room abuse”, or that sexual abuse that occurs in a classroom should be called “scholastic abuse” or “school abuse”. Please give this some contemplation.

    There is no “bathwater”…

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  19. I was under the impression he was a lawyer as I saw his name mentioned in a news article–he was said to be ‘representing’ a young woman in a legal case. Please don’t tell me he’s a McKenzie Friend.

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  20. Thanks so much for all that information, Justin!
    …and surprise surprise.. Valerie Sinason was mentioned in it too!
    I can’t believe that Charlotte would point people in the direction of a site like that.. wait a minute.. yes I can. 🙂

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  21. Have you noticed that “Izzy’s Promise” started off as a charity called “Tayside Ritual Abuse Support and Helpline” – or TRASH?

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  22. Scotland and Northern Ireland did/do have a number of weird closed societies such as The Eastern Star and Finbar International.Some quite nasty ,and illegal things were/do occur there ,as those groups still exist ,(heck Google)this has been the case in those regions for a number of centuries and is sometimes veiwed as the cultural norm..I expect that you are posting from outside those regions and applying your own cultural norn

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  23. The author, Doris Sanford, wrote a whole series of story books for small children on “issues” including the cheerily titled “David has AIDS” and “It Must Hurt a Lot: A Book about Death and Learning and Growing “. The infamous “Don’t Make Me Go Back, Mommy: A Child’s Book about Satanic Ritual Abuse” was her ridiculously credulous and inappropriate take on the McMartin Preschool hoax.

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