B’nai Brith vs. Arthur Topham, Publisher (& Ghost Troop support letter)

Anonyme, Lundi, Janvier 7, 2008 - 13:15

Mr. Arthur Topham, publisher of The Radical Press in Canada, has become the latest free speech target for the Israel Lobby. Is North America destined to go the way of Western Europe by designating and prosecuting "thought crime"?

B’nai Brith vs. Arthur Topham, Publisher & Ghost Troop
For Immediate Release -- January 7, 2008
LEAGUE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS OF B’NAI BRITH CANADA alleges owner guilty of “Hate Crimes" toward Jews and citizens of Israel.

QUESNEL, B.C. – Harry Abrams, B.C. representative for the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) alleging that Arthur Topham, Owner, Publisher & Editor of is promoting “hatred toward Jews and citizens of Israel" because of articles on his website that are critical of Zionism and the Jewish state of Israel.

Topham, who has publishing both a hard copy newspaper and an online new site since 1998, said he received the complaint from the CHRC in an unmarked, unregistered envelope November 20, 2008. Contained within was an assortment of documents including a 3-page complaint from Abrams and B’nai Brith and a directive from the CHRC to respond to the Commission by an arranged date.

In a hard-hitting, detailed, and thoroughly documented 13-page Response sent to CHRC “hate-team" investigator Sandy Kozak sandy.kozak[at]chrc-ccdp[dot]ca on January 3, 2008 the publisher stated categorically, “Harry Abrams and his partner in this complaint, the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada are exploiting and abusing the intent of the Canadian Human Rights Act for their own narrow, partisan, ideological purposes" – ones which Topham strongly feels “are not designed to promote and ensure the freedom of expression that the vast majority of Canadians demand and expect but rather are meant to buttress and support the political aims of a foreign state (Israel) of which these organizations are but political extensions."

Topham further emphasized the fact that there has been a dramatic increase in these types of complaints to the CHRC by both the B’nai Brith and the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) since September 11, 2001 when the attack on the World Trade Center In New York city resulting in the loss of 3,000 lives. In the aftermath of that horrid event Canada brought in its new Anti-terrorism Act, c.41 on December 18th, 2001 and along with it came changes to Sec. 13 (1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act which specifically deals with “hate messages". It is Topham’s contention that both the B’nai Brith and the CJC played a significant role in defining the new “Interpretation" of Sec. 13 (1) – one that now allows both of these partisan groups to lay “hate crimes" complaints against any Internet user or website owner who criticizes Israel’s Zionist ideology and its racist policies toward the Palestinian people.

“It is nothing but a last ditch attempt by these Israeli front organizations to take control of the Internet in Canada and censor all dissenting opinions that don’t support Israel or its Zionist policies," Topham said. “It is something the vast majority of Canadians are adamantly opposed to yet these groups are becoming bolder by the minute and are now even riding roughshod over Christian organizations, mainstream magazines like MacLeans and alternative media outlets such as the Radical Press."

Topham feels that “It is definitely time a thorough and impartial investigation was carried out to determine the extent of their influence upon our judiciary and our institutions in general. No individual group should be manipulating Canada’s legal system for their own personal gain. Even CBC’s Rex Murphy is taking a strong stand against quasi-judicial bodies like the CHRC and seriously questioning their purpose and legitimacy as they become more and more susceptible to the type of manipulation and abuse that we’re now seeing spreading across the country."

Topham is firm in his intention to fight what he feels are spurious charges designed to silence debate on issues vital to both national and global peace. “If we cannot express our thoughts and ideas openly and freely," he said, “then the democratic principles upon which Canada was founded become meaningless and dead and we might as well accept the fact that we are living in a communist dictatorship rather than a true democracy."


Contact: Arthur Topham
Email: radical[at]radicalpress[dot]com
Home: 1-250-992-3479
Cell: 1-250-983-5367

Letter of Support from Ghost Troop Commander

Dear GT Topham,

All of Ghost Troop is honored by your membership in our group, and I consider it a personal honor to have known and worked with you since the summer of 2003. The kind of courage and conviction you have shown in publishing The Radical Press is a great irritation to Zionists in your Canada, my USA and the rest of the world. Falsehood always tries to legislate truth out of existence, and the actions taken against you and The Radical Press are the best proof possible that your labors are invaluable. I salute you!

Best regards,

Captain Eric H. May
Military Correspondent
The Lone Star Iconoclast

Sam, 2009-09-19 06:56

A thorough and impartial investigation should be carried out now which will decide who is wrong. Topham thinks that no individual group should be manipulating Canada’s legal system for their own personal gain, and that is right. His citing CBC’s Rex Murphy who is taking a strong stand against quasi-judicial bodies like the CHRC and seriously questioning their purpose and legitimacy, is another strong point against the attack on him.

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