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March 06, 2003

Call to Action

I received the following e-mail from Shirley Anne Haber, and I join her in a call to act.


I only very rarely send out e-petitions like this. However, the Wiesenthal Center (source of the enclosed) is a world-class organization, promoting freedom, tolerance, and justice around the globe. After you have read the enclosed, I hope you will agree that we must respond with a deafening SCREAM to protest the BLASPHEMOUS
attempt by professional hate-monger and Holocaust-revisionist Ernst Zundel to claim refugee status. The US ejected him, Canada must do the same, NOW. But WE MUST MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD FOR THIS TO HAPPEN.


Please act now by clicking here to sign the petition.

German Holocaust Denier, Ernst Zundel - A refugee in Canada? Never!

For decades, German-born, Toronto resident Ernst Zundel, has been a leading voice for Holocaust deniers and antisemites. From his home in Canada, Zundel distributed Nazi, neo-Nazi, and Holocaust denial materials throughout the world. In 1996, he was declared a national security threat by Canada's intelligence agency.

After inciting hate in Canada for 43 years, he relocated to the United States in 2001. Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies in Canada, together with other groups, were responsible for obtaining a ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Commission prohibiting Zundel from operating any hate sites in Canada. Thus, his
move to the U.S. Recently, he was arrested by U.S. immigration authorities for overstaying his U.S. visitors' visa and was deported back to Canada.

Zundel is now seeking 'refugee' status in Canada because if he is deported to his native Germany, he awaits possible prosecution for illegal distribution of Holocaust denial materials into Germany.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center and Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies in Canada are urging authorities in Berlin to suspend pending charges against Zundel. This would remove any foundation for his claim of refugee status and would enable his swift removal from Canada. It would not block prosecution for any future hate activity. At the same time, the Center is also urging Canadian authorities to act swiftly to bar Zundel from re-entering Canada.

Join the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies' campaign to banish Zundel from North America forever by joining us in urging Canadian and German authorities to work together to deny his outrageous attempt to renew his hate activities by gaining refugee status.

Please act now by clicking here to sign the petition.

Crucial decisions could be only days away.

We need your support to continue our work. Please click here to support the work of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international organization with 400,000 members, promoting tolerance and combating antisemitism worldwide.
Canadians, in particular, should feel a moral obligation to sign this petition.