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The Shallit Report: Lies of Our Times


Although the holocaust "revisionists" and their defenders claim to be in pursuit of the truth, the record says otherwise. Although some claim to be advocates of free speech, their real goal is a regime that would deny free speech, and more, to Jews and other minorities.

It is easy to dismiss Rothe, Irving, Leuchter, Mullins, and Fromm as kooks. But according to statistics compiled by the League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith, anti-Semitism in Canada is at its highest level in a decade. There were 251 reported incidents of harassment and vandalism against Jews in Canada in 1991, up 42% from two years earlier.

The reader may feel that anti-Semitism is only a distant threat. But consider this: many of the sources I sought in preparing this article are listed as ``missing'' in our University library. Some articles had been ripped out of magazines. Others books, though still on the shelves, I found to contain anti-Semitic or pro-Nazi graffiti.

To repeat a saying attributed to Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

For Further Reading

Julian Sher, "White Hoods: Canada's Ku Klux Klan", New Star Books, Vancouver, 1983.

James Ridgeway, "Blood in the Face", Thunder's Mouth Press, New York, 1991.

Russ Bellant, "Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party", South End Press, Boston, 1991.

Steve Mertl and John Ward, "Keegstra: The Trial, The Issues, and The Consequences", Western Producer Prairie Books, Saskatoon, 1985.

James Coates, ``Armed and Dangerous: The Rise of the Survivalist Right'', Hill and Wang, New York, 1987.

About the author.

Jeffrey Shallit, who is not Jewish, is associate professor in the computer science department at the University of Waterloo.

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