- VoiceofCanada, June 22/11: MEDIA RELEASE: Former Blue Beret to protest London (Ontario) Muslim Mosque support for Canadian Boat to Hamas
- VoiceofCanada feature: UPDATES: ‘Blue Beret’ vigil
On Day 14, I published my email exchange with the editor of the London Free Press, Joe Ruscitti:
- Mark Vandermaas – London Free Press emails: [PDF].
A former journalist named Leila Paul contacted me through a mutual friend and gave me explicit instructions to publish her email interaction with Editor Ruscitti in which he states – among other things – that he will not publish her opinion piece about the alleged terrorist connections to the funding of an Islamic Chair at Huron College at the University of Western Ontario until after he has had a chance to meet with the Muslim community to try to persuade them to also write a piece.
Ms. Paul’s piece was never published by the London Free Press, but you can read it here in her original email to Editor Ruscitti along with his explanation of why he won’t run it:
- Leila Paul – London Free Press emails [PDF]
About Leila Paul
Leila Paul was born in Bethlehem in 1945 and baptized in the Church of the Nativity. She grew up believing she was a Palestinian Arab, yet became increasingly uncomfortable, feeling somehow that she did not belong.
It was this long ago feeling that would eventually bring her to the decision to speak out about her experience with the London Free Press after seeing the the paper’s decision to cover the anti-Israel London connection to the Canadian Boat to Gaza, yet not report the evidence and facts behind my Blue Beret vigil
I asked Ms. Paul if she would tell readers why she decided to speak out now.
In her own words…
THE LEILA PAUL STORY