Criminal Code to Cover Sale and Purchase of Personal Property of Holocaust Victims


About a year and a half ago, I wrote about how people were profiting from the Holocaust.

This all came about because Viktor Kempf of Vancouver attempted to sell a pair of trousers purportedly worn by a prisoner of Auschwitz who had died in the holocaust. This matter came to light, after an article appeared in Britain’s Daily Mail. The publication found that said items included shoes and a suitcase taken from concentration camp prisoners, Star of David armbands that Jews were forced to wear and the alleged uniform of a Polish baker who died in Auschwitz.

EBay reacted quickly and responsibly by removing these 30 items from their website, making a sincerely apology, and then donating $40,000 to a charitable organization. The company admitted that they had no idea how long it had been helping sell items linked to genocide, but one Nazi memorabilia dealer boasted of selling an Auschwitz victim’s uniform for thousands of dollars on eBay last year. Ebay receives a commission on items sold, as well as charging a listing fee.

My argument was that the sale of Holocaust memorabilia is banned in France, Germany and Austria, so why is it not banned in Canada. The purchase of memorabilia from the Holocaust will only excite the sick and depraved, the neo-Nazis of the world.

In Canada, the sale of Holocaust memorabilia is not illegal. The only legislation applicable is Canada’s Criminal Code as the sale of these types of items does not meet criteria set out under current hate crime legislation.

The point that I am making is that it is morally and ethically wrong to profit from the Holocaust. Based on this same philosophy, Israel’s Yad Vashem refused to purchase Jozef Mengele’s hand written journals from Alexander Historical Auctions of Stamford, Connecticut since it felt that it would be wrong for anyone to profit from the Holocaust.

After discussing this matter with my federal Member of Parliament, Mark Adler, and convincing him that the Canadian Criminal Code should be amended to forbid the sale and purchase of material where someone can profit from the Holocaust, I am delighted that he has introduced Bill C-678, act to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to make it an offence to sell or purchase the personal property of a holocaust survivor or victim, for the purpose of willfully promoting hatred as shown by the following extract from House of Common’s Hansard reporting service.

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No one should profit from the misfortune of anyone, especially a Holocaust victim or survivor. I thank Mr. Adler for strengthening Canada’s Criminal Code, and our country’s hate laws. Bill C-678 recently was introduced and received first reading in Parliament. Hopefully, it’s well under way to becoming law.

 

Superman Battles Islamic Extremism


SupermanA few days ago, I watched a fascinating television program about Stetson Kennedy. For those who may not know, Kennedy was the unsung hero who infiltrated and unmasked the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940’s. He was referred to as “the greatest single contributor to the weakening of the Ku Klux Klan”.

After World War II, Kennedy worked as a journalist for the liberal newspaper PM. His stories appeared in newspapers and magazines such as the New York Post and The Nation, for which he was for a time Southern correspondent. He authored a number of exposés of the Klan and the racist Jim Crow system including Southern Exposure (1946), Jim Crow Guide to the USA (1959), and After Appomattox: How the South Won the War (1995).

In the post-World War II era, the Klan experienced a huge resurgence. Its membership was skyrocketing, and its political influence was increasing. In 1946, Kennedy provided information that included secret code words and details of Ku Klux Klan rituals to the writers of the Superman radio program. The result was a series of episodes in which Superman the “Man of Steel” battled the hateful forces of the Grand Dragon and the Klan.

In the 1940s, The Adventures of Superman was a radio sensation. Kids across the country huddled around their sets as the Man of Steel leapt off the page and over the airwaves. Although Superman had been fighting crime in print since 1938, the weekly audio episodes now fleshed out his storyline even further.

In my view Kennedy reasoned that to make the greatest impact on the Klan and reduce its influence, it would be important to target children, the Klansmen of tomorrow. America had just come out of World War II and the fight against Nazism. Pictures of the atrocities of the holocaust were circulating far and wide. Superman comics had devoted a great deal of activity to fighting Nazism and America’s enemies, and now the Superman series was looking for new material.

What better way to influence and educate the children of the United States that the Klan was everything that America stood against. It would be the battle of “Truth, Justice and the American way”, against the forces of evil; this time, the Klan.

The 16-episode series titled “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” pitted the Man of Steel against the men in white hoods. The series concerned how a new kid on the block, an Asia named Tommy Lee became the pitcher for the Unity Club Baseball Team because he was supposedly better than the team’s current pitcher, Chuck Griggs an all American. Chuck’s uncle, a Klan member embellishes the story and puts the usual racist spin on it of the white American were being forced out of their place of prominence and displaced by immigrants.

The following is the second episode in the series. Yes, I realize that the series is quite HOKEY. But listening to this episode in its entirety will give you a better idea of what happened, and how it was twisted around racially. The following is the second episode of the series.

One of the unexpected results was that by exposing many of the Klan’s most guarded secrets, from code words to rituals, Superman completely stripped the Klan of its mystique. Within two weeks of the broadcast, KKK recruitment was down to zero. And by 1948, people were showing up to Klan rallies just to mock them. Continue reading

Disabled Persons Harassed and Discriminated Because of their Disabilities is a Hate Crime


Recently the CBC aired a video about Andre Arruda that showed he was being harassed for the mere fact that he is disabled. Arruda, a Toronto comedian suffers from a rare genetic disorder which left him with a height of a little over 3 feet. He uses a scooter as a mobility aid to get around.

The following is the video of Arruda. One will note the many insulting and ignorant comments and stares that he was continually forced to endure. It was a normal day for him.

As a person with a physical disability, this struck a chord with me. I recall the countless times that rude and demeaning comments were made against me by purely ignorant people. One day as I was exiting a building in downtown Toronto, an elderly lady came up to me and as she was sizing me up, said: “Dear what happened to you”? My response to her was that as God made you ugly and ignorant, this is the way he made me. Continue reading

Lev Tahor’s History of Fraud


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Members of Lev Tahor in Guatemala

Several of my posts on Lev Tahor referred to the fraudulent activities of this cult. Early on, I presented questions about where they acquired their funds to operate and carry out their intimidation against the many followers that were sucked in by their habitual lies and their radical, maniacal and heretical brand of Judaism.

My views of this group are based on the testimonies of former cult members and the families of current members who describe the practice of abuse that is inherent to this cult and their leaders. This includes beatings meted out to those questioning their leader self proclaimed Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans; even upon his wife. Then their are the reported cases involving the drugging of individuals so that they become more passive, separating children from their parents for weeks and months (and not being allowed to speak with their children), beatings, children being forced to sleep on urine soaked mattresses, girls of 12 and 13 years being confined in basements for weeks and months, and sexual abuse.

Not once have the members of Lev Tahor tried to provide evidence to disprove these allegations. The only comments that I have received from them have been denials and name calling, but still no evidence.

In one of my earliest posts, I made mention that in 2012, the Society for Spiritual Development, one of Lev Tahor’s charities  transferred $3.3 million to another Jewish charity in Quebec, the Canadian Friends of Holy Land Institutions. I have to point out that previously, when I attempted to investigate the Quebec charity called the Canadian Friends of Holy Land Institutions, I was unable to find very much about them. But I did find the revenues, expenditures, assets and liabilities reported by the Canadian Friends of Holy Land Institutions in 2012 which is illustrated in the following figure.

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Congregation Riminov, another Lev Tahor charity was registered as a tax-exempt religious charity in 2001, shortly after Helbrans moved from Israel to Canada. The charity had a rapid rise in its financial performance with the purpose of “the operation of a synagogue and provision of assistance to those in need.”

Apparently, from an initial draw of $114,865 in its first year, Congregation Riminov then brought in more than $1.9 million in 2005, and also claimed land and property assets of $5.6 million in 2006. It is unclear what became of those assets and those donations when Congregation Riminov lost its charitable status in 2007 for not filing mandatory information with the Canada Revenue Agency.

It took some time before Lev Tahor’s other charitable organization, the Society for Spiritual Development, to pick up the slack. It was registered as a charity in 2004, aiming “to create a centre for meditation and prayer, (to) establish schools, develop spiritual and religious ideals (and) provide assistance to needy people,” according to its annual filings with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Now, the QMI Agency has reported that Congregation Riminov has been avoiding the CRA for several years and didn’t provide documentation that the CRA requested in a 2007 audit. The CRA alleges that this charity conducted real estate transactions that had nothing to do with its spiritual vocation but only swapped land north of Montreal for no purpose other than to make a profit.

Congregation Riminov, Canadian Friends of Holy Land Institutions, and the Society for Spiritual Development are all controlled by Shlomo Helbrans.

Nachamn's CommentNachman Helbrans, is Shlomo Helbrans son.

He commented on one of my posts as shown and stated that the organization’s tax return was filed late. There are many individuals, companies and charities that file their returns late. When this occurs, they are normally penalized with a fine, not by revoking their charitable status. In the case of Congregation Riminov, their charitable status was entirely revoked because they never filed a tax return within a 7 year period. He also stated that “Lev Tahor only received a specific property with a special condition, from a donor in the USA”. In light of the CRA’s position and their investigations, this special condition was to flip the property and create a huge profit. I am not aware that land speculation applies to Canada’s charitable sector.

Both the CRA and I would welcome seeing any audited statements to show that we are wrong.

Then Nachman Helbrans had the audacity to call his group, honourable Jews. Labelling himself as an honourable Jew, is like describing former North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as a compassionate humanitarian. Lev Tahor did not pay for damages caused and left by them in Quebec and Chatham, as well as the unpaid bills to lawyers and contractors. In one of his other comments, Nachman Helbran’s admitted that the group “owes sometime, and pays sometime”.

brotherI was raised with the principle that one should always pay their debts.

Nachman, you, and the other members of your group are not honourable. You and your group, in fact, are quite dishonourable and dishonest individuals who happen to be Jewish. You and your other cult members use your religious beliefs as an argument to receive special consideration and dispensation to allow you to carry out your evil acts and deeds. The only distinguishing difference between you and other dishonourable and dishonest individuals is your religion. There is an old saying that if you put a tuxedo on a pig, it is still a pig.

Please do not refer to me as being one of your Jewish brothers. If you were my brother, my parents would long ago have arranged for you to be institutionalized in a place for incorrigibles. I am bound to many other “Jewish brothers and sisters” who are honest, decent and honourable, and need help. You, your deceitful father and your cronies are not my brothers!

 

 

 

 

Lev Tahor: Leaving a Trail of Shattered Families & Broken Hearts


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Lev Tahor in Ste. Agathe-des-Monts

My last post on Lev Tahor discussed the fact that the Canada Revenue Agency placed a lien in the amount of $4.3 million on the properties owned by Lev Tahor in Ste. Agathe-des-Monts for the nonpayment of taxes.

I received a comment from Orit Cohen whose family came into the clutches of Lev Tahor. The following is the text of her comments written in Hebrew, followed by an English translation.

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I wish that I had an answer to Orit Cohen’s question of when the Jewish community will help the children of Lev Tahor. I continue to be very disenchanted with the Jewish community’s response and efforts on this matter. It is as if they are afraid of Helbrans and Lev Tahor. Maybe it is a self-centred attitude on their part.

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Lev Tahor Unpaid Taxes


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Members of Lev Tahor

In the past, many newspapers interviewed numerous people who were victimized and cheated in financial dealing with the cult. There are numerous cases of Shlomo Helbrans and his cult leaving Ste. Agathe-des-Monts, and leaving behind debts to various contractors who provided goods and services. These were hard-working and unsuspecting individuals who were duped and cheated.

Lev Tahor is known as a cult by mainstream Judaism. There are accusations of human trafficking, child abuse, spousal abuse, poor living conditions, and many other crimes.

Now we find out that the Canada Revenue Agency has placed a lien on 34 properties owned by the cult in Ste. Agathe-des-Monts in the amount of $4.4 million dollars in unpaid taxes.

As someone who has worked with the families of members who were “sucked into” the cult, I can only confirm that one of Lev Tahor’s on-going legacies are the unpaid debts that that they leave behind. They left Chatham-Kent for Guatemala without paying rent for the houses they occupied. A few weeks ago, I received a telephone call from a local lawyer, who was not paid for legal services rendered to the cult.

I found that in 2012 the Society for Spiritual Development, one of Lev Tahor’s charities, transferred $3.3 million to another Jewish charity in Quebec, the Canadian Friends of Holy Land Institution in 2012. That year, they only reported income in the amount of $678,470.

Now we find out that they own the Government of Canada $4.4 million. As citizens and taxpayers we should be outraged since any government shortfall must be shared by remaining taxpayers. In other words, we, collectively, the Canadian taxpayer has to assume their unpaid debt.

The cult has broken one of the ten commandments numerous time. I wonder how many more commandments these pious and so called observant and “G-d Fearing” manipulators, hypocrites and child abusers have broken.

Can the CBC Be Blamed For Gian Ghomeshi


CBCJian Ghomeshi turned up the heat not only for himself but also for the CBC. It appears that the broadcast has continually followed “a hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil” culture to thrive when it comes to harassment and sexual harassment and assault of its employees.

The unfolding of the Ghomeshi affairs have included various incidents involving Ghomeshi where he assaulted and harassed many CBC co-workers

The first incident of Ghomeshi’s behaviour came to light in 2010 when a complainant went to Arif Noorani, the Producer of “Q” in the hope that he would protect her. In turn, Noorani did nothing. Now we find out that he has decided to leave “Q” possibly due to the personal embarrassment of doing nothing to protect employees, and allowing Ghomeshi to continue his harassing behaviour for another four years.

GhomeshiNow a total of nine people have come forward with complaints that Ghomeshi sexually harassed them. Most of what has been reported has come from sources other than the CBC. We do know that the CBC has acknowledged what has happened, going as far as expressing regret and arranging for counselling for other victims that may come forward. Yet it has offered very little reporting from an “in house” perspective from which only it can provide.

Years ago the CBC had evidence that Ghomeshi sexually assaulted a female on at least one occasion. Sexual assault is a crime. Why wasn’t the police called at that time? If the CBC saw another crime such as robbery or murder being committed, would they alert the police?

Even when Ghomeshi was terminated, the CBC offered him the option of resigning and pretending that his departure was voluntary. This, amounts to the broadcaster knowing about Ghomeshi’s crimes and escapades, but with the best scenario offered by the CBC that he goes away quietly, and no one would ever know. This again illustrates and corroborates that same hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil mentality that has continued to operate at the CBC. One must ask if the broadcaster’s attitude to protect the criminal and give him the opportunity to reoffend?

Although personnel policies to safeguard and respect the rights of CBC employees do exist, they are meaningless and hollow if the corporation refused to take action. In other words, talk is cheap, and in this case worthless.

The CBC has already admitted that there is a problem from within. However, it is unable to examine and report on itself. No doubt, the CBC is the problem, and only the CBC can it be part of the solution.

In the following link, the Sun News Network asks some important questions about the CBC’s handling of the issue

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/the-ghomeshi-scandal-continues/3873378651001

The CBC owes both its employees and the public a frank and honest explanation and apology for what happened. As Canadians how can we trust the CBC when we cannot count on its integrity to do the right thing.