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    Please forward to all your contacts Mind-boggling! Don t you think? An Academic Thought Criminal The Persecution of a German Scholar Imagine an expert in
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      Mind-boggling! Don't you think?
      An Academic "Thought Criminal"

      The Persecution of a German Scholar

      Imagine an expert in DNA analyses. He is asked to verify if a defendant is
      the father of a child. He complies and confirms the fatherhood of the
      defendant.
      With his testimony, however, the expert contradicts the statements of many
      witnesses who claim the opposite. Imagine the judge ruling not to admit the
      expert testimony because it makes spectators assume that the witnesses lied
      out of
      sinister motives. The judge even puts the expert witness on trial for
      inciting hatred against the witnesses and sentences him to 14 months in
      jail. You
      think it can’t happen? It does happen in Germany...

      www.GermarRudolf.com

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      Spring 2005

      German scholar Germar Rudolf authored, edited and published numerous
      academic
      articles, brochures, books, and magazines in the German and in the English
      language both in his native Germany and abroad. He is the owner of a
      university-press-style publishing house that focuses on detailed scientific
      and archival
      studies of well-defined historical topics. He is lauded as an academic of
      high
      standards by many professors from around the world. Yet the German
      authorities want to imprison him exactly because of his scholarly success,
      for his
      ground-breaking academic writings. They intend to imprison him for at least
      five
      years, if not even ten years, and they have ordered to confiscate all of his
      property.

      Rudolf’s crime: he did and does not obey a German penal law that forces
      everybody to parrot the official version of a detail of German history. You
      may
      wonder what detail that may be, but to be sure: It does not matter, because
      a
      government that prescribes the writing of history by penal law is dictating
      to
      its citizens what to think, and that is the exact definition of a
      dictatorship.
      Period.

      To summarize Germar's deeds:

      An Academic "Thought Criminal"

      Germar Rudolf (pictured) was asked by various defense teams to testify as an
      expert in chemistry at trials in Germany. Yet the judges refused to hear his
      testimony in open violation of German law, which does not allow the
      rejection
      of expert witnesses already present in the court room.

      Rudolf’s rejected expert report was then published by a defendant who had
      requested it for his defense. This defendant considered it vital to draw
      attention to this illegal suppression of evidence, which he sought to do by
      adding a
      perfectly legitimate, though polemical, introduction and appendix to Rudolf’
      s
      report. Thanks to this publication, Rudolf was sentenced to 14 months in
      prison. The court argued that Rudolf's findings in combination with the
      defendant’s
      comments could arouse hostile emotions against witnesses, whose testimonies
      conflicted with Rudolf’s findings.

      A year later, Rudolf published a large scientific book about similar issues,
      for which he was also indicted. Although historians testified during this
      trial that Rudolf's work is scientific and thus protected by Germany’s
      constitution, the book was nevertheless confiscated and burned by order of
      the court.
      Rudolf subsequently fled to England, where he established a small publishing
      firm
      for similar scholarly material like that he was prosecuted for in Germany.
      As
      a result, Germany requested his extradition. Therefore, Rudolf fled to
      America and applied for political asylum.

      Rudolf continued his scholarly publishing activities in the "Land of the
      Free," lauded by scholars from around the world, but hated by German
      authorities.
      Rudolf defies and undermines German censorship, considered among the
      harshest
      worldwide. Hence, more than 30 criminal investigations are pending against
      him
      in Germany for his peaceful "thought crimes," each of them perfectly legal
      in
      the U.S., but punishable with up to five years in jail in Germany. German
      authorities have also ordered the confiscation of his property, because they
      claim it was all acquired with money gained from "illegal" activities.

      The U.S.A. – Still a Safe Haven for the Persecuted?

      In 2004, the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Services (INS) rejected
      Rudolf's application for political asylum. They ordered him to be deported
      in
      handcuffs, banned for life, with no possible remedy. Not even his marriage
      to a U.S.
      citizen with a child expected are considered.

      The reasoning given by the INS:

      1.  Germany is a democracy, a state under the rule of law. Hence, Rudolf is
      not fleeing persecution, but lawful prosecution.

      2.  Considering Germany’s Nazi past, it has to censor its citizens in order
      to make sure that Nazism will never rise again.

      3.  Rejecting evidence is OK, because the U.S. also has rules for rejecting
      evidence. E.g., if an expert has already proved a point at issue, witnesses
      who
      contradict this expert can be rejected.

      4.  Rudolf’s application was found to be "frivolous" (deceitful), the most
      severe immigration violation, resulting in the harshest punishment possible.


      This INS ruling is outrageous, because:

      1.  Just calling oneself a democracy doesn’t make it one. Almost all
      dictatorships call themselves "democracies" and "states under the rule of
      law." The
      proof lies in Germany’s civil rights record, not in its law books.

      2.  Justifying German censorship is like saying: Because Germany persecuted
      minorities, jailed dissenters, and burned books in the past, it now has an
      obligation to persecute minorities, jail dissenters, and burn books!

      3.  The INS has it upside down: Germany not only rejects, it jails experts
      because their research results disagree with witnesses.

      4.  Rudolf learned about the accusation of having filed a "frivolous"
      application only in the verdict, which named no evidence for it. It is as if
      someone
      were tried for theft, then sentenced for murder without proof!


      Due Process Threatened

      If the Federal Court reviewing Rudolf’s case upholds this INS verdict, then
      due process for immigrants – perhaps even for U.S. citizens – will be a
      thing
      of the past:

      1.  Defendants could be sentenced for crimes for which they were never
      accused and for which there is no evidence.

      2.  Expert witnesses could be prosecuted because eyewitnesses feel insulted
      by their testimonies.


      Special Treatment

      Under normal circumstances, this outrageous INS decision would be overturned
      by any U.S. Federal Court. But this is a special case:

      1.  Germany, one of America’s most important allies, demands that Rudolf be
      not recognized as a political refugee.

      2.  The topic that Rudolf’s scholarly publications address is so emotionally
      charged that even judges can lose their objectivity and refuse to take due
      regard of the impact of their decisions.


      The World’s Leading Historical Dissident

      The reason for all this? Germar Rudolf is the world’s leading publisher of
      independent Holocaust studies not funded by any government. He publishes
      university-style research that critically re-examines and corrects generally
      held
      views of the Holocaust, while at the same time confirming the unjust
      suffering
      inflicted upon Jews during that human catastrophe.

      But doubting aspects of the official version of the Holocaust, even if it
      confirms the injustice done to Jews, is a crime in Germany so severe that
      the
      German authorities not only jail dissenters, burn their books, and block
      their
      Internet sites, but also outlaw motions to introduce dissenting evidence in
      trials and prosecute defense lawyers who dare to do so anyway.

      Help to save due process in the USA!

      Please copy, print, and distribute this information, available on a one-page
      free leaflet for down-loading, as widely as you can!

      For more information about Germar Rudolf, and to find out how you can help,
      please go to: www.GermarRudolf.com

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