Glen Jenvey has confirmed that the audio featured in this post is genuine.
Obviously not intentionally, but I couldn’t have done it without him.
LOTS more below the fold. It’s really quite awesome, but today is not a good day to crowd the front page:
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Glen Jenvey claimed over the weekend that he could no longer answer questions about the ‘abuislam’ matter because he plans to sue the Guardian; not over their reporting Jenvey’s connection to ‘abuislam’ necessarily, but more over their hyperlink to some irrelevant text posted as a comment to my website (that nonsense about a daughter he doesn’t have).He certainly can’t be planning on suing the Guardian over their reporting of the ‘abuislam’ posts, as his only defence on this front is in two useless parts:- Jenvey claims that Ummah.com is a hotbed of extremism/terrorism (and therefore anything they say and even anything you see with your own eyes cannot be trusted)- Jenvey claims that an unnamed expert has scanned his computer and can ‘prove’ that it was “never used to post to Ummah.com” under any name (and presumably this matters because it is the only computer in the whole wide world)Additionally, he plans to sue the Guardian and not me – at least, not until later – because the Guardian has money and (he says) he has heard that I do not have any money.Also, charmingly, he now claims to know here I live, and has asked that I not publish anything more about him, lest he contact the police.The last two threats strike me as being somewhat contradictory in nature, and the whole thing smacks of desperation. In fact, it follows a series of belligerent emails in which he has tried to bully/coax me into calling him.I won’t be sharing those emails with you out of respect for Mr Jenvey’s right to privacy.I also won’t be sharing with you Mr Jenvey’s residential address or anything that might lead you to it, also out of respect for Mr Jenvey’s right to privacy, and just on the off-chance that there’s a Muslim extremist out there who doesn’t understand that Glen Jenvey is one of our greatest liabilities in the struggle against that particular brand of extremism.[Psst! Much more on that latter point in a later post. So very much more.]But I do know his residential address.I’ve known it since I did some digging into the history of some of his domain names (the ones he registered before he discovered what a WHOIS is and what it can reveal).It was confirmed when I did some digging into reports of Jenvey assaulting a man who turned out to be a senior policeman:
[INNERESTING INNERMISSION – Jenvey was described as an “unemployed actor” when he made the mistake of clocking this chap (in late 1997), who just happened to be a civilian computer and internets expert who worked for the police. A decade later, Jenvey presents himself as a civilian computer and internets expert who works closely with the police. I’d like the opinion of a psychologist or some kind of head doctor on that, if at all possible. Please also note how Jenvey maintained a plea of ‘not guilty’ right down to the wire and keep it in mind any time you hear him denying just about anything. Oh, and also note that Mr Jenvey cannot be said to have always stayed on the right side of the law.]Pardon the distractions. I’ll get back to Glen Jenvey and his residential address in just a moment. Promise.First, here’s one of the audio files I was planning on releasing today to help Mr Jenvey arrive at a conclusion about the authenticity of previously-released audio files. Those previously-released files have been out for two weeks now, and Glen Jenvey has issued a few unrelated denials since then, but has not responded at all to my initial (and repeated) request for a statement about their authenticity.I didn’t bother putting subtitles on this latest file, because I want to give readers/listeners a fair shot at spotting what I missed the first time around, as it’s really quite fun hearing it and realising what it is:
Did you spot it?I can’t quite believe I missed it myself, and I’ve spotlighted it a wee bit here, so I’m guessing you did. But just in case you didn’t…Jenvey is sharing with the interviewer a dummy email account that he has set up to show how he sends his evidence to the police (who, he claims here and elsewhere, “cannot use the internet” leading to his helpfully/hopefully setting them up with the equivalent of a ‘specialbranch @ hotmail’ account).The interviewer reads out the email address; so12[at]live.co.ukJenvey reads out the password; ‘england’That’s all anyone needs to login to a Live/Hotmail email account… which is exactly what I did.
As I expected, this was a dummy account created only for show (and I wouldn’t have logged in myself if I thought or even suspected otherwise).But the profile helpfully shows when the account was created (25 February 2008) and, on another page, reveals the one single solitary snippet of user-specific information used when creating the account… a postcode.A postcode that matches the postcode of Glen Jenvey’s residential address.The audio is 100% authentic, which means:- Glen Jenvey lied when he denied ever using the name Richard Tims or posing as Richard Tims- Glen Jenvey claims that he has an intelligence-sharing relationship (via ‘Mike’) with the former British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles- Glen Jenvey claims to pose as a reporter when acting as a freelance spy (which is sure to please reporters and professional spooks alike)- Lots more besides, all of which is going to come out as soon as I listen to the audio again and pick out allll the juicy bits.Glen Jenvey and his associates have until 9am tomorrow to issue a statement before I name the mysterious ‘Mike’ and unleash merry hell on their schemes.Now that the audio is confirmed as authentic, I will also be pressing for a statement from Patrick Mercer and Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles (see earlier post for details).And, depending on what I discover within the next 18 hours or so, I suspect it’ll be me calling the police, and not our Mr Jenvey.In fact, I may even start with the senior officer that Glen helpfully names in this interview.