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Subject: [03/18] What is the Heritage Front?
Summary: The League for Human Rights (B'nai Brith Canada) 1994
         report on the extremist organization The Heritage

Last-Modified: 1995/11/29

                What is the Heritage Front? 

    "We will do whatever we have to to protect our race."
          (Heritage Front leader Wolfgang Droege)

The Heritage Front, which was founded in 1989, calls itself 
a "White separatist group," "dedicated to true maintenance of 
European traditions and values in our society."  

The Heritage Front started as a breakaway faction of the 
Nationalist Party of Canada.  

The Heritage Front claims 1800 members nationally, making the 
group the largest hate group in Canada since the 1930s. Most 
members of the Front are males aged 16-25.
The Heritage Front has close ties with Holocaust deniers David 
Irving and Ernst Zundel.  

The Heritage Front distributes its own newspaper, entitled 
_Up Front_.

The Heritage Front has a strong affiliation With Libya, and 
supports the "Third Position," Muammar Qadhafi's economic dogma 
replete with virulent anti-lsrael overtones.  

The Heritage Front allows members to join other right-wing 
groups, and does not denounce racist actions by other 

The Heritage Front seeks to end non-White immigration, blaming 
newcomers for high crime rates, social conflict, and the erosion 
of the inherently European nature of Canada.  

The Heritage Front, claiming reverse discrimination, opposes 
employment equity and multiculturalism programmes in the name of 
"saving the White race."  

The Heritage Front actively recruits junior high and high school 
students with flyers, concerts and meetings.  

The Heritage Front promotes racism under the banner of "Equal Rights 
for Whites," and uses "free speech" as a defence for their position.  

The Heritage Front does not denounce violent racism, and in fact has 
been involved in several fights with anti-racists despite a 
self-styled image as a peaceful group.

The Heritage Front opposes all mixing between cultures and races, 
suggesting that "race-mixing" will lead to the extinction of the 
White Race.  

The Heritage Front is vehemently opposed to foreign aid programmes. 

The League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada, 15 Hove
Street, Downsview, Ontario M3H 4Y8. 416-633-6224.

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