The other day we mentioned that Deborah Mahmoudieh was rabbiting on about a 2012 report called Satanist Abuse of Children, which she claimed was a report issued by the UK Children’s Commissioner. She seemed to believe it had somehow been ‘suppressed’ by dark forces (because isn’t that always the way).
Word about this document seems to be making the rounds amongst the Hoaxtead enthusiasts, most likely spurred by Abrella’s recent blog post (which we’ve grabbed so you don’t need to bother giving them the views):
- The report wasn’t leaked. In fact, it’s been available from the Maranatha Community website since it was written in 2012. And our own Scarlet Scoop was talking about it back in August, when Charlotte Alton Ward tried to pretend that it had been somehow suppressed (do we detect a theme here?).
- The report wasn’t commissioned by the Children’s Commissioner. It was submitted in response to a call for submissions by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Gangs and Groups (CSEGG). If you doubt this, take a look at the link to the document in the previous point. IT SAYS SO RIGHT ON THE COVER.
- Even if Mr Gove had read the document and believed everything in it, the document had no particular weight. It was merely one of many submissions to the Inquiry, and it ‘proved’ only that the person who wrote it believed in Satanic ritual abuse.
- Abrella are really getting desperate for ‘evidence’ if this is the best they can do.
Here’s the letter from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner that apparently seals the case:
In what way does this admit to ‘Official Cover up’?
There was an open call for evidence into the CSEGG inquiry in 2012. Those who submitted evidence did so with the understanding that their material would not be made public, but would be used to inform the final report. This is how things work in this sort of inquiry: material is presented to the Commission, it is read, and the parts that are deemed useful are incorporated into the report. Claiming otherwise is disingenuous at the very least.
As for the document itself, one of our commenters made these points:
The Maranatha Community essay seems to be an opinion piece rather than a thoroughly researched study. For instance, DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) is hotly debated as being a symptom of abuse. There is no detailed description of studies into the ‘mind control’, or even a good definition as to what it is. It also uses the Missing Persons charity figures to describe that 200,000 people go missing, while clearly trying to imply that they are victims of Satanic rituals, never to be seen again. Yet, those charities explain that over 70% of the people chose to go missing. They are not missing in any real sense, they have just been reported missing at some point. Many return home, others stay away for a whole multitude of reasons. Others have been taken abroad by a parent…etc.
What is interesting is that the Stalley essay was posted on HR, so it is likely Abraham had seen it some time ago. Perhaps he used its claims as a template for the idea of DID and mind control, or just read the same material that Stalley used to write her essay.
Apparently the Maranatha Community have been criticised for equating homosexuality with paedophilia in their attempts to oppose same sex marriage. To me, that speaks volumes about their mind set.
Thanks for this, Dave.
Our impression of the report is the same: it reads like a set of opinions, informed by religious belief.
If the missing persons figures were used deliberately to inflate the numbers of presumed Satanic ritual victims, this speaks to a certain dishonesty on the part of the writer; if they were used unwittingly, then one might be justified in questioning the author’s grasp of the facts.
Either way, it’s hardly surprising that the document faded into obscurity until it was dredged up last summer by Charlotte (and possibly Abrella).
Cover-up? Nope. Just a bit of non-evidence that happens to fit the Hoaxtead pushers’ agenda.