The #BrettKimberlin Report [D+10]: Ali Akbar And Family Targeted [Updates Below]
Ali Akbar, one of the founders of the National Bloggers Club and a conservative political consultant, is the latest conservative to be targeted by Leftist thugs.
As is typical, they’ve gone after Ali’s family as well.
Over at the site Breitbart Unmasked, a site suspected to be closely connected with Brett Kimberlin, Neil Rauhauser, and Brad Friedman, a post has been published which makes a number of baseless charges against the Club and those people associated with Ali.
The person or persons behind @OccupyRebellion have been publicizing this posting. Why are they the only ones and who are they? And who are the people running Breitbart Unmasked?
I’ll have more on this story as it becomes available. [Bob: See my second Update below]
Ali Akbar is an honorable man and I pity any fool who takes him on.
UPDATE at 1957…
On Friday, this site will be absolutely dead-silent, which is what Brett Kimberlin and his stalker crew seeks, and what the media and our supposed Representatives in Congress would permit.
The only post on Friday will be a bold-faced Open Letter to Congress, urging them to act and not attempt to pass the buck to others.
They are our representatives; we would like some representation.
They vowed to defend and protect the Constitution; they can honor that vow now.
I will post links of Congressmen’s and Senator’s email addresses and offices and phone numbers, and urge every concerned American citizen to let them know, in no uncertain terms, that a crime in progress against the First Amendment (and people’s safety) is occurring, and we humbly request they take this seriously.
They are literally going to get someone killed. That is their endgame here.
Will the media and Congress pretend “we didn’t know” when this happens?
The Weekly Standard knows.
The Daily Caller knows.
And many, but not yet all, Congressmen and Senators know.
I encourage all bloggers and twitterers to essentially strike that day, or write nothing except your desire that you expect your Congressmen to take threats to your First Amendment rights seriously.
Walt Gilbert agrees with Ace and comments:
This should come as welcome news to The Weekly Standard and The Daily Caller (among others) who have been steadfast in their refusal to acknowledge the existence of the Brett Kimberlin story. With many bloggers set to go mum this Friday, they just might pick up a few extra hits due to the fact that there won’t be much else to read.
Right now, I am leaning towards the opinion Adobe Walls offered over at Smitty’s post:
They and most of our congress critters will see this as a victory.
I submit that most in congress would see the end of political blogging from both sides as a blessing.
What say you?
-Thanks to Gator Doug for the link.
-Joe Brooks [@joebrooks] wonders if Brett Kimberlin has outed himself
UPDATE at 2007…
Stacy spoke to Ali and got this quote:
“World War Three.”
The nature of the offense is that the allegedly Brett Kimberlin-linked site “Breitbart Unmasked” (no linky love for these clowns) apparently thought it was cool to post photos of the location of some family members of Ali.
UPDATE at 2023…
-Richard McEnroe makes a damn good point:
I’m not sure I see the point of silent Friday. Remember the Great Gay Strike of, what was it, 2009, 2010? Remember the devastating effect it didn’t have?
I think I might spend the day posting the addresses and contact information of every organization that allegedy roosts under Velvet Revolution’s umbrella, instead… at least those of them that aren’t empty letterheads.
-Adjoran reponds to Richard:
I think your idea makes more sense. Ace is a bit thick sometimes. If the old media hasn’t picked up this story yet, who is naive enough to believe a day of silence is going to mean anything.
UPDATE at 2041…
-Thanks to Donald Douglas for the link and for pointing at the following…
Twitchy has confirmed that a suspected Kimberlin associate used online intimidation tactics to target Ali and at least one member of his family. Attempts have been made to access sensitive information about his family members and to hack his personal Twitter account and multiple National Bloggers Club accounts.
Yup…the majority of the Right media is quite correct: there’s nothing to see here.