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P.O. Box 332, Station "B"
Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 5L3
Phone: (905)-897-7221: FAX: (905)-277-3914
E-Mail: [email protected]

October 22, 1996

Hon. Robert W. Runciman,MPP,
Solicitor-General of Ontario,
175 Bloor Street, East, Suite #400,
Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3R8.

Dear Mr. Runciman:

I am writing again to draw to your attention several very serious matters:

  1. Evidence from two CSIS agents that the ARA is responsible for the May, 1995 arson at Toronto publisher Ernst Zundel's house, a crime which the Metropolitan Toronto Police seem to have had very little success in solving.
  2. Evidence of apparant threats against the life of the Premier of Ontario by a group called Anti-Racist Action, which received $8,000 last summer from the Trillium Foundation and $8,000 from Metropolitan Toronto, the latter grant strongly lobbied for by Julie White of the Trillium Foundation;

Firstly, along with this letter is being delivered a copy of a video recorded this February by Kitchener businessman Michael Rothe. Two agents of the Canadian Security Intelligernce Service (CSIS) visited him to inquire about his role in organizing a meeting in 1992 for historian David Irving and about his connections with the Heritage Front. The two CSIS agents showed him ID and identified themselves as Peter and Angela. They specifically named the ARA as the group responsible for last year's arson attack and firebombing of Ernst Zundel's house. The revelations on this tape are staggering.

Yet, this is the group Ontario's Trillium Foundation decided to fund!

With this letter, I am including copies of two ARA posters which appeared around downtown Toronto last week.

The first poster announces an October 23 -Rock Against Harris Concert. There is the logo of the communist star and the words "Rock Against Racism". The graphics show a profile of Adolf Hitler in the background, then former Alabama Governor George Wallace, and, in the foreground, Premier Harris! What possible connection could even a demented person make between Premier Harris and Hitler or Wallace? The juxtapositioning of these pictures is a clear incitement to violence -- to serious harm against the Premier. Hitler died of a gunshot wound, a suicide.The ARA seem obsessed with Hitler's violent end. If you check out their website, you'll find a poster graphic of a crude picture of Hitler with a gun in his mouth and the slogan: "Follow your leader". Gov. George Wallace was the victim of an assassination attempt that left him paralyzed and effectively ended his aspirations for the U.S. presidency. Premier Harris' picture as the third in this trio would seem to indicate a grotesque call for his assassination. Just in case the message of violence escapes anyone, the alleged acts to appear at this "Rock Against Racism" are the "Drop Dead Beats", "Politikill Incorrect" and "Random Killing".

The second poster "Shut the Nazi Down!" also seems to promise breaking the law. It calls people out for a 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. picket outside the office/home of Ernst Zundel on October 25.

It may be the ARA's right to peacefully picket Zundel or anyone else they wish, but the promise to "smash" racism and "shut" him down smacks of violence. It's hard to understand how, without a permit ARA could hold a promised "kosker barbecue" on busy Carlton Street. The words are highly suggestive of firebombs and other illegal acts, an impression further strengthened by another ARA poster about town urging participants to:

Would people intent on peaceful protest be planning to wear such disguises more usually associated with airplane hijackers and bank robbers?

I urge you to review the seemingly lackadaisical response of Metro Police to act on CSIS's clear statement that the ARA perpetrated the May 7, 1995 firebombing of Ernst Zundel's house and to seek immediate counsel as to whether the statements in these posters violate the Criminal Code as to incitement to commit a crime.

Sincerely yours,

Paul Fromm

[email protected]

ARA Poster #2