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Among the leading documents which constitute the Lubomyr Prytulak reply to the Canadian Jewish Congress Complaint are the following:

@  22-Dec-2003  Sherri Helgason: Respondent request for adequate time to answer
@  28-Jan-2004  Ed Morgan: Canadian Jewish Congress Fanaticism Infects the University of Toronto
@  20-Feb-2004  Mary M Gusella: Ukrainian Archive philo-Semitism encounters a snarling Rottweiler
@  13-Mar-2004  Irwin Cotler: Who's afraid of holocaust denial?
@  25-Mar-2004  Paul Martin: Irwin Cotler collaboration with Steven Rambam
@  27-Apr-2004  Paul Martin: Irwin Cotler Leadership in the Deschenes Commission Witch Hunt
@  06-May-2004  Mary M Gusella: UKAR reply to the CJC complaint of anti-Semitism
@  10-May-2004  Lubomyr Prytulak (UKAR) to Sherri Helgason (CHRC)
@  27-May-2004  Mary M Gusella: Lubomyr Prytulak Reply to CHRC Hannya Rizk Investigator's Report
@  12-Jun-2004  Paul Martin: Will the Liberal government criminalize investigation of archeological forgeries?
@  19-Jun-2004  Paul Martin: Canadian Jewish Congress Criminal Conspiracy Under The Competition Act
@  12-Jul-2004  Paul Martin: Please amend the Canadian Human Rights Act
@  18-Oct-2004  Paul Martin: Stage III Irwin Cotler's Ukrainian Archive Bill
@  20-Oct-2004  Mary M Gusella: Lubomyr Prytulak Reply To CHRC Decision To Deal With CJC Complaint


Canadian Jewish Congress Complaint

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The eight pages below will be referred to collectively as the "Complaint," and the page numbers that have been added in large, bold red will facilitate more precise reference.



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File no. 20031527        NOV 27 2003        


PROTECTED    PRIORITY POST - SIGNATUR REQUIRED


Mr. Lubomyr Prytulak
4165 West 11th Avenue
Vancouver, BC   V6R 2L5

Dear Mr. Prytulak:

      The Canadian Human Rights Commission has received a complaint from Len Rudner alleging that your website (the Ukrainian Archive) is discriminating against persons or groups of persons because of religion and national or ethnic origin by communicating messages to Internet newsgroups which would likely expose individuals who are of the Jewish faith, and segments of the Jewish faith identified by their national or ethnic origin to hatred and/or contempt contrary to section 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

      Under Part III of the Canadian Human Right Act, the Commission is required to address any complaint that alleges a violation of the Act.  Ms. Hannya Rizk is the investigator designated to gather the evidence in relation to the complainant's allegations and, once the investigation is complete, to report on the findings to the Members of the Commission.  You can reach her at (613) 943-9061 or by fax at (613) 947-7279.

      The report to the Commission will include a recommendation for the disposition of the complaint.  The investigator can recommend that a conciliator or a Human Rights Tribunal be appointed, if the evidence supports the allegations in the complaint, or that the complaint be dismissed, if the allegations are not supported by the evidence.  The investigator can also recommend to the Commission that a settlement be approved if the parties reach an agreement during the course of the investigation.

      At this time, I would appreciate receiving by December 23, 2003 your position regarding the allegations including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Do you own and/or control the Ukrainian Archive website?  If not, who own's and/or controls this website?  What is the Ukrainian Archive website's present Internet address (URL)?


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  1. What is the purpose of the Ukrainian Archive website?

  2. What is the intent of the information/documentation posted on the website?

  3. Who is responsible for editing and/or posting the content of the information/documentation on the website?

  4. How are the documents being posted on the Ukrainian Archive website?

  5. Who is your present Internet Service Provider (ISP)?  Where is it located?  Please provide a copy of the ISP's arrangement.  Please provide a copy of the agreement with ISP.

      If someone other than yourself will be representing your organisation in this matter, please let us know at your earliest opportunity.  Also, please be advised that you are required to preserve any material related to the complaint, including information in electronic formats, until the final disposition of the matter.


Yours sincerely,

[S. Best signature]

Suzanne Best
A/Manager

Att.

c.c.    Mr. Len Rudner



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COMPLAINT SUMMARY

FILE NUMBER
2003  1527


DATE COMPLAINT RECEIVED
November 7, 2003


NAME OF COMPLAINANT
Len Rudner


NAME AND ADDRESS OF RESPONDENT
Lubomyr Prytulak
4165 West 11th Avenue
Vancouver, BC      V6R 2L5



DATE OF ALLEGED CONDUCT
Ongoing
ADDRESS WHERE INCIDENT OCCURRED (if different from the above)
  



RELEVANT PROHIBITED GROUNDS
Race, religion and
national or ethnic origin



APPLICABLE SECTIONS OF THE CHRA
13
PRACTICES (e.g., termination of employment, harassment, etc.)
Hate messaging


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COMPLAINT FORM



YOUR NAME NAME OF ORGANIZATION OR INDIVIDUAL YOUR
COMPLAINT IS AGAINST


Len Rudner



Lubomyr Prytulak



I have reasonable grounds for believing that I have been discriminated against

  • in employment
  • in the provision of services
contrary to section(s) _____13_____of the Canadian Human Rights Act.  I declare that the following information is true to the best of my knowledge.



[Len Rudner left the area provided here blank because he supplied the requested "information" in the four pages attached.]



I consent to the release to the Canadian Human Rights Commission of all information and documents concerning me that the Commission considers necessary for its investigation, such as personnel records, documents, data, medical or hospital records which relate to the complaint.  I also authorize the Commission to have such information examined by any person it retains to provide advice and assistance in dealing with my complaint.



Signature:   [Len Rudner signature] Date:   November 6, 2003



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CANADIAN JEWISH CONGRESS   °   CONGRÈS JUIF CANADIEN

ONTARIO REGION

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and General Counsel
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Human Rights Complaint against Internet web-site
The "Ukrainian Archive" (http://www.ukar.org)



  Owner:

Lubomyr Prytulak
4165 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC     V6R 2L5



Complainant:

Len Rudner
Director of Community Relations
Canadian Jewish Congress Ontario Region.



November 6, 2003









[Len Rudner signature]        
Executive Director
BERNIE M. FARBER
bfarber@on.cjc.ca


Supported and funded by Federations and Combined Jewish Appeals across Canada



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The Canadian Human Rights Act

The "Ukrainian Archive" web-site contains material that is likely to expose members of the Jewish community to hatred or contempt by reason of their membership in an identifiable group, per section 2 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (the "Act").  Specifically, the "Ukrainian Archive" web-site is in violation of section 13(1) of the Act.  Our complaint contends that Lubomyr Prytulak and the "Ukrainian Archive" has committed at least four separate violations of section 13 of the Act:

  1. Through a discussion of the so-called "Kosher Tax" he contends that there is a Jewish conspiracy through which the Jewish people impose a form of tax fraud and engage in extortion against gentiles.
  2. He engages in Holocaust Denial
  3. He promotes antisemitic canards; that Jews are cruel, disloyal and dishonest.
  4. He provides links through his web-site to antisemitic web-sites
1.    The Kosher Tax

The "thesis" of the "Kosher Tax" section of the web-site is that Jews have secretly imposed a tax on gentile consumers in order to raise funds to "finance anti-Ukrainian calumny."  The negative perception of this so-called tax is made clear in Prytulak's own words (emphasis added):

"What we have stumbled upon here is a Jewish tax on food which appears to have spread throughout the kitchen to non-food items so as to become a Jewish tax on food plus kitchen products, and from there made its way to the laundry room so as to become a Jewish tax on food plus kitchen products plus laundry products, and from there metasticized [sic] to the medicine cabinet so as to become a Jewish tax on food plus kitchen products plus laundry products plus over-the-counter medications." @

In various places in this section, the "kosher tax" is referred to as "Jewish taxation without Gentile representation" @ and the cumulative effective of this tax is "paying for the bullet with which you are executed." @

"Why is this matter being broached on the Ukrainian Archive?  Simply because it has been documented on the Ukrainian Archive that inciting fear and hatred of Ukrainians is an integral part of Jewish culture.  The question becomes germane then of whether this incitement is financed at least in part, by a hidden Jewish tax on all Canadians...." @

2.    Holocaust Denial

Prytulak states that he does not deny the Jewish Holocaust, as it is a historical fact that the Nazis killed the Jews.  But stating this is in no way an affirmation of the historical veracity of the Holocaust, which was the deliberate, state-sponsored attempt by the Nazis to exterminate the Jewish people.  All Holocaust deniers concede that the Nazis hated the Jews and that some Jews died, though the numbers they will concede are generally

[Len Rudner signature]   


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reduced by a significant magnitude, and the centrality of the genocide to Nazi policy is ignored.  In this "tradition", Prytulak denies the scope of the murder, both in numerical and geographical terms.  As he puts it:

"my experience pushes me toward the conclusion that the real and tragic history of the Jewish Holocaust has been hijacked by Holocaust fabulists who have perverted it beyond recognition." @

3.    Antisemitic Canards (Cruelty, Disloyalty, Dishonesty)

Cruelty

Mr. Prytulak states, without proof, that Kosher ritual slaughter is cruel and inhumane.  He relies on insinuation to make this claim.  This insult is especially grievous, given the many prohibitions that rabbinical authorities have set down through the centuries to ensure that animals are treated humanely and with compassion.  Prytulak's "conclusion" is presented below:

"In view of the evidence that gratuitous and avoidable cruelty continues to be associated with Jewish ritual slaughter, then it is indeed reasonable to expect that the non-Jewish public would avoid meat identified as kosher, and conceivable even that if more Jews became aware of what their own representatives were doing in the slaughterhouse, that Jews themselves would begin avoiding ritually-slaughtered meat." @

Disloyalty

Prytulak places himself in the company of men such as Ernst Zundel, who continuously put forth that it is a strategy of the Jews to malign German culture.  Prytulak believes that the Jews have engaged in a deliberate and prolonged policy of "plundering" the Ukraine.  Israel and the Jews are represented as plunderers of the Ukraine, slandering the Ukraine with false charges of antisemitism.  This motif of Jewish "calumniators" (his term) repeats itself throughout the web-site.
[The string "Zundel" never appears on the UKAR web site.]

"Why is this matter being broached on the Ukrainian Archive?  Simply because it has been documented on the Ukrainian Archive that inciting fear and hatred of Ukrainians is an integral part of Jewish culture."[TAB 2] @

"... A topic not touched upon in Patrick Martin's article, but which I broach here in order to provide a context in which to read his article is that another way of encouraging Jews to immigrate [sic] from Russia and Ukraine, as well as of discouraging them from going back, is to incite and exaggerate Slavic anti-Semitism [sic]In this way can be explained a number of Jewish actions that otherwise appear to be gratuitous, and yet mysteriously and inexplicably concerted." @

[Len Rudner signature]   


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Dishonesty/Slander

Prytulak advances his argument against those individuals, all Jews, who engage in "calumny against Poland". @

"The gang of ten is Jewish.  One notices immediately that all ten of these "calumniators" of the Slavs are Jewish." @

"The really egregious calumniation only comes from Jews." @
["comes only from Jews" was in the original]

"It is not for me to justify why Jews appear so frequently on the pages of the Ukrainian Archive, it is for Jews to explain why no Gentiles can be found whose anti-Slavic calumnies are able to compete with those of the Jews in the gang of ten (or with those in the CBS gang of seven)." @

"why should it be the case that the leading slanderers of the Ukrainians are all Jewish.  How can it be that Jewish leaders are so prone to lying and have such palpable intellectual shortcomings, and sometimes even remarkable character defects?" @

4.    Links" to antisemitic web-sites provided by the "Ukrainian Archive"

The "Ukrainian Archive" provides links to more than 100 web-sites on a variety of topics.  For the purpose of this complaint, we draw attention to two specific categories: Historical Revisionism (i.e. Holocaust denial) and the Middle East.  While Prytulak maintains that the "listing of a web-sit...does not necessarily indicate "Ukrainian Archive" agreement with its contents..." it is our contention that these listings are a precise match to the themes that compose the narrative of his web-site.

a.  Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust
b.  Institute for Historical Review
c.  Association des Anciens Amateurs de Recits de Guerre at d'Holocaust
[L'Association des Anciens Amateurs de Récits de Guerre et d'Holocauste is the correct citation]
d.  Campaign for Radical Truth in History
e.  Radio Islam
f.  Blacks and Jews
g.  La Voz de Aztlan
h.  Jewish Tribal Review
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Remedy Sought

The information provided in this document is not intended to be an exhaustive analysis of the "Ukrainian Archive".  Rather, our intention is to provide sufficient information to initiate a formal human rights complaint.  It is our contention that the antisemitism expressed by Lubomyr Prytulak runs through every element of the "Ukrainian Archive" web-site.  We seek the removal of this web-site from the Internet in accordance with sections 13(1) and 13(2) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

[Len Rudner signature]   



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