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ZGram - 11/5/2004 - "Zundel not a threat, FBI ruled"

zgrams at zgrams.zundelsite.org
Fri Nov 5 09:56:54 EST 2004

ZGram - Where Truth is Destiny:  Now more than ever!

November 5, 2004

Good Morning from the Zundelsite:

Look what just came over the wire! 

I had been trying to get that FBI report ever since Ernst was 
arrested.  Finally it was released under the Freedom of Information 

This is good news for once!



Zundel not a threat, FBI ruled


Friday, Nov 5, 2004

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation closed its file on Holocaust 
denier Ernst Zundel in 2001 after deciding he was not a security 
threat, documents released under U.S. Freedom of Information laws 
have revealed.

"In view of the fact that there is no indication that the subject is, 
or ever has been, involved in any acts of violence, acts of terrorism 
or any other criminal activity within the United States, recommend 
this case be closed administratively," an FBI report concluded on 
April 9, 2001.

The agency's conclusion is in stark contrast to that of the Canadian 
Security Intelligence Service, which believes Mr. Zundel's status as 
an inspirational guru to the extreme right renders him a danger to 
national security.

Also unlike the FBI, which saw Mr. Zundel as nothing more than a 
Holocaust revisionist, CSIS believes him to be a white supremacist.

Mr. Zundel arrived in Canada in 1958, but was never granted 
citizenship. He has been in a Toronto jail for 18 months awaiting 
deportation to Germany under a rarely used security certificate.

Defence lawyers Peter Lindsay and Chi-Kun Shi received the FOI 
material from Mr. Zundel's U.S. defence team two days ago -- the day 
after a Federal Court of Canada proceeding involving Mr. Zundel's 
pending deportation ended.

Yesterday, they forwarded the documents to the presiding judge, Mr. 
Justice Pierre Blais, in the hope he will consider them as evidence.

Judge Blais is expected to rule in the next few weeks on whether the 
issuance of a special security certificate against Mr. Zundel was 
"reasonable." Should he rule that it is, the notorious publisher of 
Holocaust revisionist material has no right of appeal.

Mr. Zundel's lawyers have repeatedly accused the federal government 
of misusing special legislation aimed at terrorists to expel a man 
who has no criminal record, yet whose activities have made him an 
embarrassing thorn in their side.

Mr. Lindsay expressed frustration in an interview yesterday that the 
FOI material arrived too late to become part of the deportation 
proceeding. "I would have put this in as evidence and relied on it," 
Mr. Lindsay said.

The FBI opened its file on Mr. Zundel when he moved to Tennessee with 
his wife. He was picked up and deported to Canada on Feb. 19, 2003, 
after missing an appointment with a U.S. immigration officer. As soon 
as Mr. Zundel was delivered to Canada, he was jailed and the 
deportation process began.

The April 9, 2001, report noted the FBI's source did not believe Mr. 
Zundel had direct connections to white supremacists.

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