Ontario, Canada, Wednesday, April 2, 2003 Final
Edition, Pg. A06
sends Zündel back to jail; Holocaust denier
awaits probe results in 'Thorold Hilton'
NIAGARA FALLS --
Zündel will remain in a Thorold jail while
the Canadian government decides if it wants to
Immigration and Refugee Board yesterday ruled the
German-born Zündel should stay in jail because
the federal government is investigating whether he
is inadmissible to Canada "on the grounds of
security or violating human or international
"I'm not surprised," Zündel said. "I've
been here 45 years and this is more of the same.
I'll go back to my Thorold Hilton and do a little
more studying of legal papers."
Ottawa may deny
Zündel refugee status and deport him to
Germany where he faces charges of inciting
During yesterday's hearing, Zündel said he
admired Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and that he
considered Hitler the Great One.
Federal lawyer Donald McIntosh asked
Zündel if he had ever referred to Jews as a
"I could not have because I do not believe the
Jews are a race," Zündel said. "Hitler had it
right, he called them a race of the mind."
McIntosh told the hearing a Canadian Security
Intelligence Service (CSIS) report shows that
Zündel "is the patriarch of the Canadian white
supremacist movement, and a leading distributor of
If released, Zündel would not comply with
any terms or conditions, McIntosh said.
"Zündel has flouted American law, failing to
show up for an immigration interview in June
Zündel left Canada for the United States in
2000 and applied to become a permanent resident
after 45 years as a landed Canadian immigrant. The
U.S. immigration service deported him to Canada
after he overstayed a visitor's visa.
During the hearing, Zündel sought to
convince presiding refugee board member Robert
Murrant that American authorities mistakenly
deported him after his lawyer told him his
immigration interview would be rescheduled.
oversight was that I should not have taken my
attorney's advice. I was a fool and should have
driven to (the hearing) and I wouldn't be
sitting here," he
Handed over to Canadian authorities in Niagara
Falls earlier this year, Zündel applied for
refugee status hoping to stay in Canada to avoid
being deported to Germany where he is wanted on
"He flouts the law in the U.S. and in Canada
regarding the Human Rights Tribunal, and he would
flout the law here if he were released by
continuing his Web site and generating money from
abroad for inciting hatred," McIntosh said.
"Clearly he adores Adolf Hitler and all he
represents ... He referred to the Canadian Human
Rights Commission as a hick tribunal," McIntosh
Paul Fromm, who represented Zündel
at the hearing, called the CSIS report biased and
"CSIS has become like ... political police,
completely out of control."
Asked if he has ever been convicted of hatred in
Germany in 1991, Zündel said, "One piece of
writing or video was pilloried by the German state
... it is dissident material.
"Stalinist courts and other dictatorships
marginalize their dissidents. I come from a long
line from [Milovan] Djilas to
"They can't keep me locked up forever. If I can
avoid it, I would rather tough it out for a little
while in Canada."
Zündel said returning to Germany was not a
"Germany is an occupation regime ... the Allies
didn't fight with the Germans for six years to
bring them freedom. They came to subjugate them and
to impose control, so it's their Quisling
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