Reports about the "Eustace Mullins" Controversy from the Mainsteam Media
February 22, 2001
Health show stands by anti-Semite
'Excellent publicity,' organizer says
National Post, with files from The Canadian Press
Organizers of next month's Total Health show have refused to drop an anti-Semitic writer from their speakers list, triggering outrage among Jewish groups and conference sponsors.
As revealed by the National Post yesterday, Virginia author Eustace Mullins, who in his books has described Jews as "parasites" who control the world economy and murder Christian babies for blood rituals, is scheduled to speak on medical and financial monopolies at next month's show.
"At this point in time, Mr. Mullins will continue to participate in this event. Any decision to remove him from the program will have to be discussed by the board of directors," said a statement released yesterday by the Consumer Health Organization, the group putting on the show.
John Gardon, a founding member of the health organization, was defiant. "Do you think we're going to cancel a speaker?" Mr. Gardon said. "It's excellent publicity. People will come to hear his side of the story."
His wife, Libby Gardon, president of the organization, said she has known Mr. Mullins for 15 years and never heard him make anti-Semitic remarks.
"He's a respected author," she said. "He's a gentle man."
Mr. Mullins is to lecture on "The Rockefeller medical monopoly: the hidden forces behind the myths of modern medicine" and "Criminality in banking."
The show, which runs March 17-18 at the Metro Convention Centre, showcases alternative medicines and natural health practices. This year's event is to have 70 speakers and 200 exhibits and demonstrations.
Tony Tavares, manager of the Omega Centre, which is co-sponsoring Total Health, expressed astonishment when told of Mr. Mullins' background. He said he would consider withdrawing his sponsorship if organizers could not give a satisfactory explanation as to why Mr. Mullins was invited to speak.
"I don't support anti-Semitic views, and neither does this store," Mr. Tavares said.
A manager at Baldwin Naturals health food store, who did not wish to be identified, said her store might drop its sponsorship if Mr. Mullins is allowed to attend.
"If he speaks, I won't," said Toronto troubadour Ben Kerr, who is scheduled to give a lecture on the benefits of cayenne pepper drinks.
Paul Hellyer, who served as deputy prime minister in the late 1960s and currently leads the Canadian Action Party, is scheduled to address the conference on the topic of globalization.
Mr. Hellyer said he had "no truck or trade" with anti-Semitism and racism, but would "need more information" about Mr. Mullins before making any decision about dropping out.
The Canadian Jewish Congress has sent Ms. Gardon a 100-page document detailing their guest speaker's litany of bigoted statements.
"It's important that the show's sponsors know who Eustace Mullins is," said Bernie Farber, executive-director of the Ontario branch of the congress.
Mr. Farber hopes the Consumer Health Organization will take the initiative and tell Mr. Mullins to stay home.
"Once Ms. Gardon has all this information, she can't help but drop him from the show," Mr. Farber said. "They are weighted down by incontrovertible evidence of this man's anti-Semitism."
February 22, 2001
Ban Urged on Anti-Semitic Lecturer
Montreal Gazette - February 22, 2001
By Andrea Baille (Canadian Press)
TORONTO - A group that invited a man described as an "extreme anti-Semite" to speak at a health conference has no immediate plans to cancel his lecture, despite heated protest from Jewish organizations.
Libby Gardon, president of the Consumer Health Organization of Canada, said yesterday she was shocked to hear that Eustace Mullins has written books in which he praises the Nazis and denies the Holocaust. "I've never heard him make an anti-Semitic remark," she said. "He's a highly respected author ... I've known him for 15 years."
Gardon said her organization, the non-profit group dedicated to "natural health education" that is sponsoring the conference, will review complaints from Jewish groups before making a final decision on whether Mullins's March 17-18 lecture will go ahead.
He was to speak about "the Rockefeller medical monopoly: the hidden forces behind the myths of modern medicine" and "ciminality in banking."
Gardon said she has heard Mullins lecture several times and has read his books. She regards him as an expert on how monopolies affect daily life.
"He's a respected author," she said. "He's a gentle man."
But the Canadian Jewish Congress paints a sharply different picture, calling Mullins "one of the most vitriolic anti-Semites on the continent."
"Any group that walks hand in hand and supports the like of a hatemonger like Eustace Mullins risks being painted with the same brush as is Mr. Mullins, and that is with the brush of anti-Semitism and hatemongering," said Bernie Farber, executive director of the Ontario branch of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Mullins, who lives in Virginia, is described in a 1997 report by the U.S. Jewish Anti-Defamation League as an extreme anti-Semite.
In a booklet called The Biological Jew, Mullins commended the Nazis for allowing "the German people to rid themselves of the parasiticJews." His writings have also been emraced on the Internet by several hate groups.
Gardon said she had not heard of the Canadian Jewish Congress before the group voiced its concerns, and said she refuses to pass judgment on Mullins before thoroughly exploring their concerns. "Until we have reviewed (the information) Mr. Mullins will continue to participate in this event," she said.
Her husband, John Gardon, was more emphatic about the outcry over Mullins, saying the group has no plans to cancel the appearance.
"(These protestors) are whistling Dixie," said Gardon, who says he is a founding member of the Consumer Health Organization of Canada. "Do you think we're going to cancel a speaker?"
"There's a lot of talk," he said of the outcry. "It's excelent publicity. People will come to hear his side of the story."
Meanwhile, Farber said the Canadian Jewish Congress is considering contacting government officials to try and prevent Mullins from speaking.
Then Later ......
Toronto conference drops anti-Semitic speaker
Toronto Star - February 23, 2001
By Peter Small and Josh Rubin Toronto Star Staff Reporters
An author who claims Zionists helped Hitler liquidate Jews during the Holocaust has been pulled from the speakers' list at a health conference in Toronto after several sponsors threatened to withdraw support for the show.
Eustace Mullins, 77, denies he is anti-Jewish and claimed attempts to stop him from speaking were directed by an Israeli terrorist conspiracy aided by 200 agencies, including the Canadian Jewish Congress.
He had been scheduled to speak March 17 and 18 at the 24th Total Health conference, a ''holistic health'' convention at the Metro Convention Centre.
''I have every intention of attending the meeting,'' Mullins said in an interview from his home in Staunton, Va. Wednesday, before being cancelled. ''If I were not to come, that would be giving way to terrorism.''
But the furor surrounding the event escalated today, with one local sponsor pulling its support for the event, and others threatening to back out if Mullins wasn't removed from the conference. Late this afternoon, Mullins was dropped by the Consumer Health Organization of Canada, Total Health's organizers.
Lawrence Titcher, owner of Toronto's Noah's Natural Foods, was letting organizers of the Total Health Conference sell tickets at Noah's three local stores. That stopped this morning and Titcher says he will not
deal with the conference organizers again.
''We don't want any association with the conference, or with the people who are putting it on. We're never going to deal with them again,'' Titcher said before Mullins was cancelled. Other sponsors who had threatened to pull out include Baldwin Naturals, and the Omega Centre Book Store.
The Canadian Jewish Congress sent materials about Mullins to the Consumer Health Organization of Canada, a recognized charity that runs the conference, urging it to drop Mullins as a speaker.
Libby Gardon, president of the Consumer Health Organization of Canada, said Wednesday she would review the material on Mullins and decide whether to cancel him as a speaker. This afternoon, the CHOC decided they'd seen enough and dropped Mullins.
Asked Wednesday about his views of Nazi Germany, Mullins said that Adolf Hitler made a pact with Zionists in 1923 and worked with them. ''Jews ran the concentration camps,'' he said, adding his contention that the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust were the ones who refused to go live in Israel.
Upon hearing this view, Bernie Farber, executive director of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region, said: ''I rest my case.''
Farber added that promulgating such a view would be actionable under Canada's anti-hate laws. Gardon, told of this Mullins theory, said, ''It doesn't sound right, but I don't know that that's not true. Do you believe everything the Canadian Jewish
Gardon said she has known Mullins for 15 years, heard him speak often and has never heard him utter an anti-Semitic remark. In a letter sent to the congress yesterday, she also points out that ''Mr. Mullins has not been invited to speak here on his racial views, whatever they might be.''
Mullins was scheduled to speak on ''The Rockefeller Medical Monopoly: The Hidden Forces behind the Myths of Modern Medicine'' and ''Criminality in Banking.''
On a radio program archived on the Internet, Mullins claims Jews ritually murder thousands of children every year in the United States. In an article also on the Internet, he calls the atomic bomb the ''Jewish hell-bomb.''
Mullins says he lectures to health organizations the world over and has just returned from speaking at a B.C. Christian school, but would not name it.
Former Liberal federal cabinet minister Paul Hellyer had also been pondering whether or not to speak at the conference.
And Later ....
Jewish group rejects invite to conference citing concerns about anti-Semitism
Montreal Gazette, February 25, 2001
By Wojtek Dabrowski
TORONTO (CP) - A Jewish community leader says he will not speak at a local health conference because of concerns that the group sponsoring the event promotes anti-Semitic material.
"We will not be attending," Canadian Jewish Congress spokesman Bernie Farber said of an invitation to speak at the Total Health Conference, which runs March 17-18. "We still have a lot of concerns about this organization."
The Consumer Health Organization of Canada, the group organizing the conference, invited Farber to speak after protests this week over a scheduled lecture by Eustace Mullins, a conspiracy theorist who has written books that deny the Holocaust and praise the Nazis.
Under mounting pressure from Jewish groups, the Consumer Health Organization of Canada announced Thursday that Mullins' speech had been cancelled.
The organization says it was not aware of allegations that Mullins is anti-Semitic, even though several of the author's books were, until Thursday, available for purchase through the group's Web site.
The group, which has 1,500 members, has since apologized for inviting Mullins to the conference.
Mullins has written that blacks and Jews are satanic, and was to speak about medical monopolies and criminality in banking.
Farber said he still has questions about other materials that were being sold on the organization's Web site.
"They're selling books by David Icke," Farber said. "Icke believes there is a plot for world domination which is unfolding under the control of a shadowy group of Jews who are in fact a race of reptiles from outer space."
But a group volunteer who runs the Web site said the books - and a pair of videos also being sold - would be gone from the site by late Friday afternoon.
Two of Icke's videos, selling for $75 under the title The Reptilian Agenda, were described on the Web site as "amazing confirmation that a reptilian extraterrestrial race has controlled the world for thousands of years."
"They'll be gone within the hour," said Web site administrator Helen McLellan.
Mullins' books have also been pulled from the organization's Web site.
McLellan also said she was unaware of the content of the videos.
"That sounds completely off the wall to me," she said.
By about 5 p.m., all links to Icke's products were pulled from the Web site.
"We're very strongly against any type of racism whatsoever," McLellan said. "We're all brothers and sisters, we're all of one spirit, so we're certainly against all racist material."
Libby Gardon, president of the Consumer Health Organization of Canada, said the books found their way onto the site after some members asked about them several years ago.
Still, Farber said he wanted to examine the group more closely.
"There are a lot of unanswered questions about this organization and specifically the individuals who run this organization," he said "We'll keep a close eye on them and we have a lot more research to do."
The Consumer Health Organization of Canada said Jewish author Dr. Leonard Horowitz still plans to speak at the conference.
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