Thinking Anglicans links to the latest update at Changing Attitudes on the alleged “attack” on David Mac-Iyalla. Oddly coincident with the “attack” that was alleged against the Nigerian funeral gathering (about which no credible evidence has yet been offered), this syringe “attack” was promised to be backed up with solid proof, which Changing Attitudes claims to have posted in the form of the chromatography report at the CA site. Colin Coward claims, “The certificate says is that the substance was a poisonous drug.”
Unfortunately for Messrs Coward and Mac-Iyalla, Peter Ould’s wife has her Ph.D from Oxford in biochemistry, and is quite knowledgeable in the science of chromatography. After translating the French in the report, and the findings described therein, Peter makes clear that no poison or other nefarious substance was in the syringe. We thus have what appears to be yet another phony allegation of an attack. It’s hard to come to any conclusion other than David Mac-Iyalla is either the single most unlucky person on the planet, or he and his Changing Attitudes pals are trying to pull another one over on us.
The certificate says that the substance is alleged to be poisonous (Drogue Suspectée - Substance D’empoisonnement) but that upon testing was found to contain no substance that showed up on the chromatographic study. There is absolutely nothing on the certificate that indicates either:
* that the testing was limited to heroin and cocaine
* that any illegal or suspicious substance was found
We have a police report from Togo that says that a syringe, which was specifically tested to find out whether it had anything poisonous, using a scientific method which would easily show any trace of anything noxious or otherwise, came back blank. Empty.
No poison, no drugs, no nothing.
Which leaves me with only one question - Why bother stabbing someone with a syringe which seems to have had nothing more in it than coloured water?
Peter has done a great job staying on top of the various charges leveled by Changing Attitudes recently - be sure and read his latest post.
Or more to the point: Having been unable to produce any evidence on the funeral “attack,” and now having been caught in a “questionable characterization” (wink-wink) of the syringe “attack,” to what absurd length does Changing Attitudes intend to push this farcical string of allegations?
As usual, we await the comments from our Worthy Opponents on bearing false witness, and as usual, we’re not going to hold our breath.
The report is archived here for safe-keeping.