- ZGram - Where Truth is Destiny: Now more than ever!
- December 20, 2004
- Good Morning from the Zundelsite:
- Today's ZGram will be a "mixed bag" - part
pitch for support, part inspirational update, part global news, the way
I used to do ZGrams "in the olden days" (ten years ago) when
meaningful websites depicting our struggle for Truth in History were few
and far between and I had to depend on readers sending me comments and
- Here is a small assortment:
- A pointed excerpt from a letter to the Editors of the
National Post in response to yesterday's article - and the claim of "anti-Zundel
Zundel watchers" that Ernst is really only after publicity in order
to embarrass the Canadian legal system:
- "The Jews could have left him alone on that hillside
in Tennessee where he certainly was not bothering the Canadian legal system."
- Likewise, three brief comments from readers to me:
- "Ingrid: I think the National Post writer outsmarted
- "Surely you had not forgotten, that the National
Post and many other news media worldwide, are owned by the notorious ZIONAZIS,
the ASPERS? What else did you expect from such filth - the TRUTH?"
- "Some valid points were made in that article, but
what a vicious string of lies, pejoratives, & defamations! The valid
facts therein would have never seen the light of day w/o the Zundel-hating,
immigrant-pandering BS which surrounded them! One thing I know for sure,
if a man is going to come under attack, he could do worse than to have
a fireball like Ingrid in his corner!"
- Our thanks to Jeff Rense of www.rense.com. His call
for Zundel postcards has sent us a flood of greetings from all parts of
the world already - and, I must tell you, a small handful of the most genuine
and beautiful cards came from Jews. Ernst's utterly unnecessary martyrdom
in his cold cell is causing discomfort even in enemy quarters.
- My thanks to all who wrote - I only wish that more would
have included their names and addresses so I could have sent them a sample
of our monthly newsletter. It is a sad, sad commentary on our times that
good people are afraid to put their names to a kind gesture!
- Ernst sends his regards and wants you to know that his
spirit is unbroken. He has told me repeatedly that he believes a global
political change for the better can and will happen - as he has put it
to me many times: "It could happen very, very fast!"
- A long-time friend sent this suggestion in addition for
those who need to save a postage stamp:
- "Hi Ingrid, you should write a note in your Zgrams
that everyone around the world can send a Christmas Greeting to Ernst in
jail. Write him an email postcard and tell him that the Zundel struggle
is your struggle. Tell him good people love Ernst Zundel because good
people love the truth - and he stands for the truth.
- Tell him he will not be forgotten - that thousands are
supporting him today and millions will tomorrow as this horror story of
talmudic abuse and vengeance gets known across the world!
- Also, a DVD demonstration in front of the Metro West
Detention Center, titled "Free Ernst Zundel", is available from
our offices in exchange for a courtesy donation. The Canadian Association
for Freedom of Expression (CAFE) has put it together and sent me a plentiful
- Write to "Free Zundel", 3152 Parkway, 13-109,
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA.
- Likewise, a DVD demo of our splendid Hollywood Zundel
documentary will be available soon. It does not yet have a title. I like
"Rebel of the Spirit" - do you? I had hoped I would have copies
to send to our supporters well before Christmas. Unfortunately, this won't
be possible because there is a delay in getting the updated hardware and
software I ordered to facilitate duplication and shipping.
- However, I have previewed the demo, and it is a convincing
and impressive one. I can't wait to see the product finished. This most
important outreach project would never have happened, had the Holocaust
Lobby not seen fit to kidnap their favorite victim so "Shylock could
get his pound of flesh" yet one more time!
- What a disgraceful legacy these vengeful people leave
behind even as their evil deeds are being challenged and exposed all around
the globe! Don't let their shrieking their invectives tell you otherwise!
It is their Last Hurrah to silence you!
- To move from the personal to more global, general issues
- from the Tehran Times Political Desk comes this:
- Jewish organizations behind Al Manar ban in France: Faurisson
- TEHRAN (MNA) -- The Mehr News Agency recently conducted
an interview with Professor Robert Faurisson, a former lecturer of Lyon
University, about France's decision to ban the Al Manar satellite television
network. Following is the text of the interview:
- MNA: France's highest administrative court, the Council
of State, last week moved decisively to ban Al Manar television, alleging
that the network had repeatedly violated the country's anti-hate laws and
ignored its own pledge to avoid making anti-Semitic statements. What is
your view of the decision?
- Faurisson: Unfortunately, it is totally normal. In France,
Jewish organizations get whatever they demand. And especially the Conseil
Représentatif des Institutions Juives de France (CRIF), headed by
former banker Roger Cukierman, who was very instrumental in the campaign
against Al Manar.
- MNA: Do you think the Zionist lobby in the U.S. influenced
France,s decision to ban Al Manar?
- Faurisson: In France Jewish power is even stronger than
in the USA. In France it is our lobby number 1. Nobody dares to speak out
against those people because of their alleged "Holocaust".
- MNA: France claims it is a pioneer in freedom of expression,
so how do you evaluate this claim? Isn't the recent decision against freedom
of expression and human dignity?
- Faurisson: Please, don't be naive! In 1789, France said:
"Liberté, égalité, fraternité." Three
years afterwards, France began massive killings of French citizens in the
name of "Liberté, égalité, fraternité".
It is an old tradition to say something and to do the contrary. In the
Book of Laws, we have one sentence to say that freedom of opinion, of press,
of research is a principle and then we have pages and pages for explaining
that freedom is so important that it needs to be protected by dozens of
prohibitions, exceptions, bans, etc.
- MNA: Actually, France doesn't respect the rights of its
citizens, as it has banned the hijab (Islamic headscarf) in public schools.
How do you assess that?
- Because Jews, in a certain way, are used to treating
the French as they treat Palestinians. The difference is that Palestinians
refuse to obey the Jews, whereas the French obey the Jews, once more because
of the Big Lie of the alleged "Holocaust", in which unfortunately
they seem to believe.
- The alleged "Holocaust" of the Jews is the
sword and the shield of the Jewish tyranny all over the world. Destroy
- And, finally, the Washington Post article I promised
- Indefinite Jailing of 6 in Canada Tests Legal System
- By Doug Struck
- Washington Post Foreign Service
- Sunday, December 19, 2004; Page A27
- TORONTO -- For a long time, Mona el-Fouli lied to her
young children. Their father was working, she told them at first. He was
on a trip, she said later. But when she took her boys, 5 and 7, to see
their father behind a glass partition, they knew he was in jail.
- "Please mom, can I break this glass and go inside
to play with my dad?" pleaded the 7-year-old, she recounted.
- For 4 1/2 years, el-Fouli's husband, Mohammed Zeki Mahjoub,
has been imprisoned in Toronto without being charged, without facing trial,
and without being fully told what evidence is being used to keep him there.
The government has said he is a potential terrorist. His wife and defenders
say the authorities should prove it or let him go.
- Mahjoub is one of six men being held in Canada as security
risks on secret evidence. In a country that boasts of its tolerance and
respect for legal rights, the jailings present an awkward dilemma for judges,
lawmakers and some members of the public.
- "This process causes suffering for families . .
. and includes serious infringements of basic rights," Meili Faille,
a member of Parliament from Quebec, said this month in a speech before
lawmakers attacking the government's use of "security certificates"
to hold the men.
- On Dec. 10, a federal appeals court in Ottawa ruled the
procedure constitutional. To allow the men to be released would be "an
abandonment by the community as a whole of its right to survival in the
name of blind absolutism of individual rights," the court concluded.
- In Britain, the highest appeals court ruled Thursday
that a similar law there, under which 11 security suspects have been imprisoned
indefinitely after secret hearings, violated European human rights laws.
The ruling, a blow to the measures adopted in Britain after the attacks
of Sept. 11, 2001, is likely to strengthen opposition to security incarcerations
in Canada, a member of the British Commonwealth.
- The system of security certificates permits the imprisonment
of anyone who is not a Canadian citizen on the signed authorization of
two cabinet ministers. Each case is presented in secret to the ministers
by intelligence or police agencies and then reviewed by a federal judge;
the evidence is not shown to the detained individual. If the judge approves,
the person can be deported.
- "Most of the information our security people get
about these people is passed along by foreign sources under the condition
that it not be revealed," James Bissett, a former director of Canada's
immigration services, said in defense of the secrecy. "You have to
have pretty solid evidence."
- Mahjoub, 44, is accused by the government of belonging
to a radical splinter group of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization,
working on a Sudanese farm run by Osama bin Laden, staying briefly with
a top-ranking member of al Qaeda, and lying about the stay when he entered
Canada in 1995. He was working as a store clerk when he was arrested in
- Adil Charkaoui, a Moroccan who worked in a pizza shop
in Montreal, has been held on a security certificate since May 2003 for
allegedly training at an al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan. Similar allegations
have been made against Hassan Almrei, 30, a Syrian held since October 2001;
Mohamed Harkat, 36, an Algerian held since December 2002; and Mahmoud Jaballah,
41, of Egypt, who has been held since June 2000 for allegedly making phone
calls to an Egyptian Islamic Jihad group in London.
- A sixth man, Ernst Zundel, is a Holocaust denier facing
deportation for allegedly encouraging violence by white supremacist groups.
- The government has asserted that it has been judicious
in using security certificates. Anne McLellan, deputy prime minister for
public safety, has said security certificates have been used 27 times since
- Opponents objected to the evidence being discussed in
secret, rather than being brought to open court where it can be challenged
by the individual or an attorney representing him. A judge's deportation
order cannot be appealed.
- "I'm not suggesting security issues should not attract
special safeguards. But this is a clear-cut human rights violation,"
said Sharry Aiken, an immigration law expert at Queen's University in Kingston,
Ontario. In October, she presented the government with a letter signed
by 60 law professors who oppose the use of security certificates.
- "None of the individuals subjected to security certificates
are alleged to have been kingpins. They have been small players who have
been involved, at most, in some kind of fundraising activity or support
role," Aiken said.
- Matthew Behrens, coordinator of the Campaign to Stop
Secret Trials in Canada, contended that the authorities should not be trusted
to present fair evidence. The Canadian intelligence service, he said, "has
a long record of dishonesty, of getting the facts wrong, of withholding
information, of substituting feelings for facts.
- "It's all guilt by association," he said. "You
are literally in a Kafkaesque situation in which they say, 'We believe
you are a threat, but we won't tell you why you are a threat.' "
- The dilemma is compounded because the five Muslim men
held on security certificates argued that they would be killed or tortured
if they were deported to their home countries.
- Canada is a signatory of an international convention
prohibiting deportations to a country where the detainee would likely face
torture. Canada's Supreme Court has said deportation would be permissible
in "extraordinary circumstances." For now, the accused men linger
in Canada's jails, with no end to their incarceration in sight.
- "Indefinite incarceration is problematic. But the
release of the men may be more than problematic. It may be terrifying,"
said Martin Rudner, head of the Canadian Center of Intelligence and Security
Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa.
- In the United States, there are no legal provisions for
indefinite incarcerations and secret trials, said Jeffrey Fogel of the
Center for Constitutional Rights in New York. However, two American citizens
have been designated "enemy combatants" and are being held in
- The Patriot Act allows the U.S. attorney general to hold
illegal immigrants without charges, but only for seven days, Fogel said.
Because of those restrictions, the Bush administration opted to transfer
prisoners taken in Afghanistan to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. About 550 are still
being held there, largely without legal safeguards.
- Fogel said the secret proceedings and indefinite confinement
in Canada "start to rise to the level at which the world has criticized
us over Guantanamo."
- "You can't use the ordinary machinery of law,"
responded Bissett, the former immigration director. "To wait for an
offense to be committed and then use due process of law is fine for dealing
with criminals. It's not fine for terrorists. You can't wait for them to
blow up several thousand people and then charge them."