B. Ethics-Charges Explanation to Reporter (near identical)
From: Rabbi Chaim Gruber
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Subject: With regret
To: Reporter Ben Quinn
Cc: The Guardian’s Editor, Alan Rusbridger
Dear Mr. Quinn:
While I felt it necessary, it is with regret that I requested that ethics charges be filed against you. I hope that you understand my position—a life is at stake. Perhaps, because you are not a theologian, you failed to recognize the importance of my open letter.
While many others were copied on that press release, ethics charges were not requested against all of them. But because not many individual reporters were sent the press release, and as you are British—as is Mr. Cantlie—it seemed appropriate that ethics charges, if . . . [charges are] to be filed, would be rightly levied in Britain, at a large paper, and at a reporter who both has reported on the case and was made aware of the open letter.