And ignore nothing. One factual site that everybody should read is the Rebuttals that dispel many myths that have circulated around the internet with regards to the disappearance of Madeleine. As you click on each rebuttal you will read the truth behind many of the myths that surround the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. These are rebuttals to various leaflets and books that are out there, telling you the parents “did it”.
Each rebuttal is resourced and each rebuttal will give you the links to the true facts not the myths that some people want you to believe.
When there is a case like the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, two sides form, one side thinking the parents did it and the other side in support of the parents.
And as a person you have to make an informed choice, you have to decide what you think. You must be interested in what happened to even be reading the various articles out there. But never allow yourself to become biased or refuse to open your mind to the fact that your gut instinct could be wrong.
One of the things that was always a niggling doubt to me, and kept cropping up time and time again, was this:
If the parents were involved, why did the dogs only mark clothing belonging to Kate and the on of the twins and not Gerry?
Surely if they were committing such a heinous crime, the fear of getting caught would have played so heavily on their minds, that if Gerry was involved and destroyed his clothes why did he not make Kate do the same?
If you as a person refuse to listen to the arguments from the other side you allow yourself to become blinkered and biased. And by not reading everything and ignoring the stuff that can prove a persons’s innocence you are adding to their pain. And in the McCann case, the pain they are already suffering because their child is missing.
In a court of law a prosecution barrister or lawyer will put forward the argument as to why this person is guilty of the crime. The defence will then put forward their rebuttal to the evidence offered by the prosecution which will prove their client is innocent.
The jury that reside and listen to all the evidence from both sides or the Magistrates that sit on the bench then have the task to question the evidence put forward from both sides and determine who is speaking the truth and whether this person did commit this crime.
If they jury have a shadow of doubt that this person could be guilty they have to say so, they have to return a not guilty verdict. The prosecution has lost the case. If the evidence is so compelling that it is clearly evident this person committed this crime then the jury have to find the defendant guilty. If they can’t decide then the prosecution have the right to ask for a re-trial where a whole new jury will sit and hear the evidence once again in hope that they can reach a verdict.
Kate and Gerry McCann are not in a Court of Law, they are slap bang in the middle of a public trial on forums and blogs. Each blog or forum refuting what the other is saying. But when you get a group of people who source their material and present the facts to you then you can clearly see who is right or wrong.
That is exactly what Jayelles and her team have done, they have taken the 50 facts leaflet produced by the Madeleine Foundation and the e-book profile written by Pat Brown and then given you the arguments against what these people have written.
They have not abused, got into any slanging matches, they have clearly and concisely put the facts forward that refute what the other person has said.
So to anyone who is starting to read about this case, forget about what side people are on and read everything, forget about the opinions written on various forums and blogs, read the files, read the books, and most of all read the rebuttals. And if you think you may have got it so wrong initially, then have the courage to speak out. This is not some armchair detective cluedo game being played out on forums and blogs, this is real people with real lives and feelings and a real-life little girl who is missing.
It will be then and only then that you can truly decide who is right and who is wrong. Facts and evidence lead you to one conclusion only, and they have led me to that conclusion. But it is not down to me to try to persuade anyone what to think, I can only say read everything and ignore nothing.
And it is only by taking that stance did I realise that my original opinions in this case were so, so wrong.
It is down to research, reading while ignoring assumptions, speculations and innuendos. And reading things for what they are and only reading and using facts to form your opinion. That is when you will get to the truth. You will never get to the truth if you ignore the other side of the argument and you will become is another person that fails to comprehend there are always three sides to a story. Theirs, yours and, in between those two sides, lies the truth. And the rebuttals lead you to the facts.