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an infamous Holocaust denier,
has no claim on this country.
He is not a citizen. He has
thumbed his nose at our
Toronto, January 28, 2004. 06:44
AT the risk of giving
Ernst Zündel and his
supporters more of the attention they so
crave, we must ask once again: Why is he
still in Canada?
ONE of the
problems of Editorials is that
their authors are usually
anonymous, so we don't know
anything about the writer.
We do however
know a lot about Ernst
Zündel, just as
people know a lot about me: we
are both Christians, and we both
know the meaning of charity --
both how to bestow and how to
suspect that the problem for the
Star is that although
Ottawa's new Justice minister
Irwin Cotler is a Jew --
and a very active Jew at that, a
Zionist supporter of Israel, and
former chairman of the Canadian
Jewish Congress -- he knows
the meaning of the law, and the
need to be seen to abide by it
through every stage of a judicial
process. This may infuriate the
anonymous editorial writer and
his friends, but that's the way
not "thumbed his nose" at
Canadian laws; he is innocent of
any conviction, has a clean
criminal record, and has actually
caused wrong Canadian criminal
law to be changed.
The fact that
he has been held incommunicado
for a whole year in solitary
confinement in a Canadian jail,
battling wave after wave of
lawyers and their friends, at so
much cost to the Canadian
taxpayer (and himself) is not his
fault; it must be written down to
the account of the CJC and their
moneyed pals, who are determined
to silence any voice that
endangers their well-known
Zündel, an infamous Holocaust
denier, has no claim on this country. He
is not a citizen. He has thumbed his nose
at our laws and made a mockery of our
justice system for decades, tying the
courts up with increasingly arcane legal
His latest attack on Canada began
nearly a year ago, when he was deported
here by American immigration authorities.
Since then, he has tied up the courts in
legal actions by trying to claim refugee
Now he is engaged in another endless
fight, this time over whether he is a
security risk. The Canadian Security
Intelligence Service declared him a threat
to national security a decade ago.
Zündel has a country. It is
Germany, which wants to see him return so
he can face charges in a raft of crimes
related to his spread of hate literature.
But his allies claim sending him there
amounts to persecution.
It is time to end this legal mess.
The federal government and Justice
Minister Irwin Cotler
(above) must quickly get their act
together and expedite this case. Judges
should also move the case to the top of
their court files.
It's well past time to buy Zündel
a one-way ticket.
Zündel loses another bid to be
released from prison
"Zündel, who has no criminal
record in Canada and is not facing any
charges, has been in solitary
confinement since February."
offered to set Zündel free to
travel to the country of his choice if
he would plead guilty to being a
national security threat
seeks asylum after U.S. deportation:
Now 'he's our problem'
seeking refugee status
Zündel held in Batavia, N.Y.,
fears key could soon be thrown
headed back to Canada
of Ernst Zündel by US: Is held in
Neo-Nazi activist held in Blount County
2001: Ernst Zuendel has emigrated from
Canada to the United States
dossier: The origins of