- Note - There are about 15 million illegal aliens in the
US. 15 Million. And nothing is being done about it. Compare that to the
treatment of Mr. Zundel who was here legally, as most of you know, and
was arrested - and deported - for allegedly missing a scheduled simple
- immigration meeting...which both he and his attorney
had tried repeatedly to find out about...many times. The term 'political
prisoner' has never been more appropriately used than in the case of Ernst
- From Ingrid --
- Finally I got some news about what happened to my husband
- and it is shocking news. I sensed it all along.
- Below are two items - One is a write-up from Paul Fromm,
Ernst's legal representative when Attorney Doug Christie can't be there.
Yesterday, Paul finally succeeded in talking to Ernst, whereas many others
tried, and failed. His report speaks for itself.
- Secondly, I am sending you what looks like a mainstream
media list of important contacts. I don't know how old this list is, but
it is the best I have.
- Send them this ZGram. Be prepared for some rejects and
some blasts and insults. No matter! At least some of this story is going
to filter through so others can be informed.
- Later in the day, there will be more. For now, please
get busy and ship this to as many, many sources as you can.
- From Paul Fromm:
- ZUNDEL BEING PUNISHED FOR PROTESTING CSIS
- INVOLVEMENT IN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT
- Dear Free Speech Supporter:
- Prepare to be shocked. I was.
- Today, after four days of bureaucratic hoop-jumping I
got to visit political prisoner Ernst Zundel as his legal representative.
The news is not good. He's being kept in degrading, mediaeval conditions
in an effort to punish him for speaking out against CSIS.
- On Sunday, May 18, just back from a speaking trip to
Winnipeg, I picked up two desperate phone messages from Ingrid Rimland,
Ernst Zundel's wife. He had disappeared. She did not know where he was
being kept. He'd been moved from the Niagara Region Detention Centre. He
had not been allowed the use of a phone for 48 hours. She had just learned
he was now in the Metro West Detention Centre, near Toronto International
- I raced up to the Metro West Detention Centre. Ushered
inside, I was eventually met by Mr. Verrinder, the Shift Supervisor. No,
I couldn't see Mr. Zundel. I would have to be cleared by security. He was
a "special" prisoner, Mr. Verrinder informed me. I could call
security 416-675-1806, Ext.4220 to be cleared. However, being Sunday, no
one was there. The next day, Victoria Day, was another holiday and no one
answered the phone in "security."
- I asked Mr. Verrinder whether Mr. Zundel was allowed
newspapers or a pen. "I'm not prepared to share that information with
you," this public servant told me. I then asked to see Mr. Zundel
as a friend, rather than as a legal representative.
- All visitors had to be cleared, I was told. And, of course,
there was no one available to clear me.
- This morning, I learned that, being a special prisoner,
Ernst Zundel cannot receive visitors during normal visiting hours. I hastened
to the prison for 11:30 -- normal visiting hours start at 12:30.
- After a long wait, I was advised that they had brought
Mr. Zundel to the interrview room. I talked with him by phone with a thick
glass separating us. Ernst looked pale in contrast to his bright oranger
prison jumpsuit. He had a thick white beard stubble. I learned that he
had been denied a razor since he got there on Friday. He asked for a razor
again today and was told, "maybe tomorrow."
- Ernst was his usual brave self, but is clearly taken
aback by the mindless callousness of a system intended to break its "special"
prisoners. Most of his few possessions are kept outside his cell in the
hall. When he goes to the toilet (inside) his cell, for instance, he must
call for a guard to hand him his soap and a towel. The guard may or may
not come. "Surely," Mr. Zundel says, with practical German peasant
common sense, "this sort of delay is unsanitary, when people are worried
about SARS and other diseases." He's not allowed soap or a towel in
his cell. Toilet paper is rice-paper thin squares about 2' x 3'. If you
get diarrhoea, you're out of luck. To clean your hands, you must summon
a guard and let all the other prisoners know your humiliation.
- When he wants to brush his teeth, he must ask a guard
to hand him his toothbrush, which sits outside his cell. For the rest of
the time, his toothbrush sits in the hall with the dust. "This cannot
be sanitary," Mr. Zundel remarks.
- Any movement outside his cell requires the "special"
treatment. "Security has never been tighter," he says. "I
always have an officer and two guards when I leave my cell for a shower
or to make a phone call," he reports.
- He has almost no privileges and has still not been informed
of prisoner's rights. I asked Mr. Verrinder for a statement of those rights
on Sunday. I was told that Ernst would have to request them. He's received
nothing. This morning, he asked to make a phone call. "I was told,
'Maybe tomorrow,'" he said.
- When I arrived at the prison, I looked up Security Director
Mike Richard in order to arrange for Mr. Zundel to have the five volumes
of support documents on which the CSIS reports in his detention case are
based. Richard said they'd be kept outside his cell and that he'd have
to ask for them one by one. I had asked Richard about pens, papers and
other supplies. Richard said Ernst could get them from the canteen. However,
canteen orders go in on Sunday to be delivered later in the week. Mr. Zundel
had been told nothing about his right to order things.
- Mr. Zundel has asked for his Inmate Classification. This
is the institution's assessment of him -- dangerous, model, whatever. This
assessment can be appealed. It's his right to have access to this document,
according to the Solicitor-General. Thus far, he's received no response
to his request.
- His legal documents are all in a box out in the hall
outside his cell. "In Niagara, I had access to phone calls, almost
at will. Here, I'm very much impeded with little phone access."
- Most guards are brusque and unhelpful, he reports.
- Compared to the Niagara Regional Detention Centre, the
food is scarce and poor. Sometimes there's no butter. In Niagara, there
was always a cup of coffee and sweets at night. In Metro West, there's
nothing. "It's one third the rations and poorer quality than the food
in Thorold," Mr. Zundel told me.
- The administration keeps up a campaign of isolation and
harassment. Communication with the higher prison authorities must be in
writing on prescribed "request forms." Mr. Zundel has asked for
such forms since Saturday but has still not been provided with any.
- Last week, Mr. Zundel filed a complaint with the Security
Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), the body that oversees CSIS, asking
that they investigate the shocking information in John Mitrovica's book
COVERT ENTRY, which shows that CSIS knew that the pipebomb was coming to
Zundel and did nothing to prevent it or to warn or protect him.
- Last week, there was a flurry of activity among the administration
in the Niagara Region Detention Centre. Within a day, Mr. Zundel was transferred.
The transfer and the severe restrictions "are punishment and retribution,"
Mr. Zundel says.
- However, Ernst Zundel is not discouraged. We discussed
several daring legal plans. Canada has not heard the last of Ernst Zundel.
As the great English poet John Milton wrote: "Iron bars do no a prison
- Friends of free thought, Ernst Zundel really needs your
- 1. If you live abroad, write to the Canadian Embassy
in your country and demand Zundel's release and humane treatment.
- 2. If you live in southern Ontario and wish to visit,
call ahead to Security: 416-675-1806 Ext. 4220. You must be on Zundel's
approved list. He didn't know he was supposed to submit a list of visitors
he'd like to see. You can also get directions, when you call.
- 3. No matter where you live, why not send a card or letter
to encourage Ernst Zundel. Write Prisoner Ernst Zundel, c/o Metro West
Detention Centre, 111 Disco Road, Rexdale, ON., M9W 1M3.
- 4. We also need your financial support for Mr. Zundel's
- We have a number of delicate colour-pencil sketches by
Ernst Zundel done in prison. Each is dated and signed. Each is a nature
study. Mr. Zundel has long been a paint and sketch artist. He had returned
to his love of art before the U.S. I.N.S picked him up and deported him.
. If you send us a cheque for $100 or more, we'll send you one of these
collector's items, a thank you sketch by political prisoner Ernst Zundel.
- Mail your donation today to CAFE Box 332, Rexdale, ON.,
M9W 5L3, Canada or e-mail us your VISA number and expiry date. On your
cheque or an accompanying piece of paper, note: "For Zundel Defence
- Paul Fromm Director CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR FREE EXPRESSION
- p.s. Today, May 22, is Ingrid Rimland's birthday. Miss
Rimland has been incredibly brave and determined during the detention of
her husband. Happy Birthday, Ingrid. Supporters may wish to e-mail her
their best wishes: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Below is the media list.
- email@example.com ,
- firstname.lastname@example.org ,
- Ritual Murder Of Pacifist Political Prisoner Ernst
- By Robert H. Countess
- To Worldwide Readers Who Hold To Humane Treatment of
- (*Excludes Amnesty International and PEN and Human Rights
Watch and the ICRedCross)
- I have just read Ernst Zundel's legal representative,
Paul Fromm's write-up of his visit with pacifist and political prisoner
Ernst Zundel and I have NO reason to believe that Mr. Fromm, a personal
acquaintance of mine for some years now, has distorted or invented anything
in his publicized report on the slow murder by Immigration Minister Denis
Codere and the Canadian [in-] Justice system.
- What I see taking place is the slow murder, deliberate
and calculated MURDER, of a non-repentant pacifist who was kidnapped illegally
from his home in Tennessee on February 5th this year and then illegally
transferred to the PRC [= the Peoples Republic of Canada] by early March
and held in solitary confinement.
- The recent move to the prison near the Toronto airport
into appallingly filthy conditions and food deprivation and harassment
by guards and inhumane restrictions placed on reading materials-NOT even
allowed a Bible [or the Christian song hymnal I left for him at the Thorold
prison on April 4th]--all these are calculated and ritually effected murder
by a Kabal of Jews who will, this time with Ernst firmly in their grasp,
not allow him to return to a normal and productive life as husband and
father and grandfather and publicist and artist and homo faber.
- Many of us historians and scholars in other fields have
read casually or in depth about the alleged Ritual Mord [= German: ritual
murder] stories from recent centuries in Europe and the Middle East where
a small number of Jewish fanatics filled with their Talmudic hatred for
all things of Christ and Christians and Christianity kidnapped a young
boy and in Kosher fashion bled him slowly-like the shechtiah ritual murder
of a cow or sheep or chicken-in order to obtain "Christian" blood
for Passover religious activities.
- I have read enough detailed accounts of Hugh of Lincoln
[England under King Edward I (1272-1307)] and the seventeen Jews of Segovia,
Spain convicted in 1468 for crucifixion of a Christian boy. These accounts,
especially in Spain, suffice for making a careful and critical judgment
about the truthfulness of the testimony by eyewitnesses to the ritual murders.
But, for the present essay, I shall not focus on these and hundreds of
cases with their frightful similarities over the centuries. Also, I shall
not focus on the propriety of the Inquisition itself since it was firmly
based on the inquisition concept and methods of Moses in the Old Testament
and can be examined by reading Exodus 32:27-35 and related passages of
Scripture. The Papal support for Queen Isabella's Inquisition was in the
mainstream of Biblical tradition and practice and thus cannot be condemned
as "Christian" by Jews who do not like the treatment that several
thousands of Jews in Fifteenth Century Spain received.
- For now, I only want to affirm by analogy that even if
the ritual murder accounts were ALL contrived by Jew-hating Gentiles, what
we see now in the Canadian GuLag in Ontario is a replica of these accounts
in our own day.
- Ernst Zundel is being murdered slowly, day by day, hour
by hour, minute by minute, by the Crown politicians and officials. We cannot
believe that he can survive this ritual slaughter for more than a few weeks
and, if my position is correct-as terrible as it is for me to write-once
we hear that he has taken his last breath, we will then be told by Minister-Murderer
Denis Codere that "Mr. Zundel unfortunately died in prison of high
blood pressure or heart failure, even though we did all we could to insure
his good health until his case might be properly handled" [or similar
explanations]. After all, when the ruthless officials of Brave New World
and 1984 issue their explanations to the ignorant and TV-fixated beer-swilling
masses of sports junkies, we might not expect any response other than a
unified Canadian 30 million voice of "Isn't that too bad?"
- Some years ago when I was with Ernst in Ottowa for the
failed news conference inside Parliament and when we had to speak to reporters
and TV cameras outside, I made a special point to get in contact with Dr.
Ruth Bettina Birn, one of the chief "Nazi hunters" for the Crown.
At that time, she was being viciously attacked by the notorious liar and
Jewish racist fanatic, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen of Harvard University ill-fame.
She had made the "mistake" of joining with Professor Norman Finkelstein
in writing A Nation on Trial. The Goldhagen Thesis and Historical Truth
[1998. Henry Holt & Company]. In a personal and handwritten letter
to me she wrote that Goldhagen was threatening to bring legal action against
her and that he called her a member of the perpetrator class [= a German
like the Germans who exterminated "the Six Million"].
- Obviously, she was afraid for herself and her family
and for her professional standing and income and retirement. I wrote back
to her that she ought to get a good lawyer, but I also wrote that she should
consider that she was now in a position of being attacked, a position similar
to the Canadian immigrants from the World War Two era whom she was investigating
and seeking to have either tried in the courts or be expelled from Canada.
Apparently, this was too strong a medicine for me to suggest. She cut me
off. Later items I mailed to her came back unopened. She had become afraid
of the Jews-even the Jewish liar at Harvard, the money-grubbing Goldhagen
whose research is taken seriously by no serious historiographer, and his
conclusions that Germans sort of possess an anti-Semitic DNA makeup.
- I am reminded, in closing, of James Bacque's first book,
Other Losses, in which he demonstrates General Eisenhower's slow but deliberate
ritual murder of perhaps a million innocent Germans [perhaps it is not
appropriate for me ever to write or even imply that a German can be innocent
of anything!] in squalid camps in Germany and France from April 1945 on
into 1946. I am reminded of Ike's invention of the DEF [= Disabled Enemy
Force] so that, instead of calling them properly what they were, POWs [=Prisoners
of War] and covered by the international treaties on war conduct to which
the USA was a signatory [but Ike's ally Stalin was not!], Ike could ritually
murder as many as he could and then sigh in self-justifying response with
an "I did all I could with what I had to save them!"
- Ernst Zundel is perhaps the final DEF.
- He is certainly DISABLED in some senses of the term.
He is clearly an ENEMY in some senses of that term also, as David Irving
speaks of Jews as "Our Traditional Enemies"--with Irving being
himself bruised and bloodied enough times over the years to speak with
candour on the matter. Lastly, Zundel is a FORCE-and, I suggest, "a
force to be reckoned with."
- It may be that Ernst will simply not give up and die
at the hands of these Jewish and non-Jewish ritual murderers. It just may
be that he will become a "Holo-hoax Survivor" and live to see
some bizarre quirk in the Canadian [in-] Justice system that will set him
free. That is my hope and prayer!
From: j weisenmeyer
Dear Mr Rense
I'm not on either side; looking at the middle ground.
But I think it is wonderful for you to give headline attention
to the insane situation with Mr. Zundel. Your site has a large audience
and no doubt, the ADL, JDL, AJC, CJC et el have probably tried
to cause you trouble over this. If they haven't, then that would mean you're
just one of the Izzie Boys. If they have, then I thank you for being firm.
I think Zundel needs support, whatever view he may have
about history or whatever. I keep asking myself, just because Jews say
this or that, why are they always right? Just because they are Jews? Just
because Hitler didn't like them. I'm beginning to reexamine just why Hitler
didn't like them. There treatment of Zundel raises a lot of new questions,
Yes, we've received our share of threats and harassment over this issue.