An investigation by Campaign Against Antisemitism into the activities of the “European Forum for Ethnic Minority Individuals, Communities and Organizations” (EFEMICO) has revealed that it is in fact a front organisation run by an antisemite.
EFEMICO is in fact a one man band run by Schumann. Draped in the flag and colours of the EU, its official-sounding website, efemico.eu, claims to represent all minority “migrant settlers to the EU” but explicitly excludes Jews.
But the man behind the website, Jason Schumann is an antisemite who recently told a Jewish Facebook user: “It is Jews who are the real nazis. [sic] No group of people more insidious, more evil, or more pernicious. An eternal curse upon them.” His personal Twitter account has been suspended.
EFEMICO came to our attention when it targeted three organisations, Campaign Against Antisemitism, the Community Security Trust and Jewish Human Rights Watch, accusing them all of harassing innocent individuals and menacing them with a Charity Commission investigation, repeatedly tweeting: “Whilst antisemitism is wrong, anyone harassed by @CST_UK, @antisemitism or @jhrwatch, please contact us to take further. @ChtyCommission”
Additionally, EFEMICObelieves in the existence of a nefarious “Jewish lobby”. According to the International Definition of Antisemitism, “Making mendacious, dehumanising, demonising, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective” is antisemitic.
Our investigators contacted EURid, the EU’s website domain registration service, enquiring as to the ownership of efemico.eu, but found that the owner had entered no name, a non-functioning telephone number and the address of a serviced office centre in Manchester. We instigated the formal process to force the owner of the website to reveal their true identity, establishing that the owner of the website is Jason Schumann.
We contacted Schumann via his efemico.eu e-mail address, inviting him to comment on his antisemitic Facebook remark, and for transparency, all of our correspondence with him is reproduced below.
He has now taken down the efemico.eu website, blaming “cyber attacks”, whilst also penning a blog post in which he refers to Campaign Against Antisemitism’s private prosecution of Alison Chabloz and threatens: “If you read this, Gideon [Falter, Chairman of Campaign Against Antisemitism], despite the fact that I disagree with Alison [Chabloz]’s methods and many of her views, because of your recent threats to me and subversive efforts to misuse the law to push a wider agenda; be mindful that I haven’t finished with you or CAA yet, so watch this space. I promise you it will not end well!”
Through EFEMICO, Schumann has tried to intimidate organisations which fight antisemitism by falsely suggesting that they engage in harassment of innocent individuals. This incident shows the sophisticated techniques now being used against Jews, even to intimidate them from taking action against antisemitism.
Now that they are aware of the situation, EURid, which granted Schumann his official-looking online presence, should cease to play a part in the EFEMICO charade. You may wish to contact EURid about this matter through their website.
Jason Schumann is an antisemite and he should face the consequences of his hatred. We have reported his antisemitic comment to the police.
Our Correspondence with Jason Schumann
E-Mail to Schumann
From: Campaign Against Antisemitism <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 at 01:17
Subject: Request for comment
We have been passed the attached screen capture of a conversation on Facebook.
In particular, we draw your attention to the following passage:
“Jason Schumann: Rakel, It is Jews who are the real nazis. No group of people more insidious, more evil, or more pernicious. An eternal curse upon them.”
We note that the comment is not on Facebook now.
We may make the screenshot public.
If you have any comments, please send them to us by e-mail in the next 24 hours.
Campaign Against Antisemitism
Response from Schumann
From: efemico.eu <***********@efemico.eu>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 at 07:35
Subject: Re: Request for comment
To: Campaign Against Antisemitism <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Without Prejudice and In Confidence
Dear Sir or Madam,
You will kindly refer to me as Mr Schumann.
You do not have the right or privilege to refer to me by my first name.
Furthermore, if you wish me to respond, you will reply to this email as a named individual.
Lastly, any more threats will be considered harassment and reported to both the Charity Commission and the police.
(I had planned to email you about the Charity Commission. All in good time)
To be clear, unless you are willing to reply as a named person, you will receive no further communication about this particular matter.
I do hope that I have made myself clear.
Further Response from Schumann
We have removed the names of various private individuals and a limited company which Schumann incorrectly believes to be associated in some way with Campaign Against Antisemitism, but we have not concealed the names of other Jewish organisations Schumann appears to be interested in.
From: Jason Schumann <**************@gmail.com>
Date: 13 December 2016 at 21:07
Subject: For Comment
To: Campaign Against Antisemitism <email@example.com>
Without Prejudice and In Confidence
Please respond to the following questions:
Why are your ‘volunteers’ engaged in covert activity to spy on Alison Chabloz, including via her Facebook page?
Has either Gideon Falter or CAA itself instructed them to do so?
What are Gideon Falter and CAA’s connections with R****l (R****l D****k) D*******a, Eye On AntiSemitism, CST, and A*******e ‘Shittyknickers’ S*****t?
Re point 3, are A*******e and R****l ‘volunteers’ for CAA?
If point 4 is not applicable, please describe relations between said parties?
Why is CAA and Gideon Falter spying on Alison Chabloz, Jason Schumann, and EFEMICO?
Why has CAA and Gideon searched EFEMICO’s website?
Why has CAA and Gideon made a malicious report to EURID regarding the contact details of EFEMICO’s website?
Why, after EFEMICO’s contact details (via EURID) were updated, after enquiries and a complaint made by Gideon and CAA, did CAA send a threatening email to Jason Schumann?
Why, after this complaint, did Gideon send an email to EFEMICO after 01:00 a.m GMT, dated the 11 December 2016?
Why has CAA instigated a DDOS attack upon EFEMICO’s website?
Has or does CAA condone DDOS?
Does CAA have a volunteer code of conduct policy? If so, please disclose a copy
What authority or law of the land does CAA have to act as a lawyer enforcer and vigilante?
Re point 12, please provide evidence granting such permissions by authority of her majesty or her representative.
Re 12 and 13, how is this compatible with charity law in the UK?
Please describe how spying, vigilantism, and covert operations are compatible with charity law and CAA’s Objects?
Is the Charity Commission aware of 12 – 17? Please provide evidence.
Are the police and UK govt aware of 12 – 17? Please provide evidence.
Who are the registered Trustees of CAA and on what grounds have the been hidden from public view. Please provide supporting evidence.
Does CAA have any connection to or with ‘S*****t T*****e Limited’ and/ or its Directors?
Are any parts of CAA’s business or operations registered offshore?
Please provide full accounts for CAA and its partners or subsidiaries for the last 10 years.
How many UK politicians and civil servants have CAA staff met with in the past 24 months?
What are CAA’s links and communications with R****t F*******n of Jewish Human Rights Watch, employees, volunteers, or Trustees of?
How many police officers has CAA met with in the past 24 months?
Disclose details of any gifts, including accommodation, meals, flights, tickets, holidays provided to supporters of CAA, including police, Mps, charities, EU officials and all other beneficiaries?
How many private prosecutions has CAA been involved with in the last 24 months? Provide details.
How much financial support and resources has CAA provided to pursue such private prosecutions?
Why has CAA condoned attempted social media hackings on anti-Zionist accounts?
A list of donees since 2010 over and above £5K.
Disclosure of personal information held by CAA and Gideon Falter related to Jason Schumann, including all social media, electronic and manual filing systems.
Disclosure of data regarding CAA’s time, resources, staffing, and financial contribution toward funding Gideon Falter’s private prosecutions?
A signed response in compliance with the attached Notice of Cease of Desist regarding Harassment?
I am not done with you, yet; and your response to each of the above will determine how I may choose to deal with you.
You should be mindful never to ever again threaten me.
I will not tolerate such infringements on my liberty by any one or any organisation.
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