National Post | May 05, 2002 | Eugene Harasymiw
Seifert - "Ukrainian-born" (May 04, 2002)

From: Eugene Harasymiw [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 10:03 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: "Accused war criminal denied bail" (May 4, 2002)

To: The Editor of National Post

I was wondering when your newspaper would hit rock bottom. It did just that in yesterday's above noted article. That was where your newspaper took great pains to educate readers that accused war criminal, Michael Seifert, was "Ukrainian-born". Precisely what this revelation added to the story is not known. However, it's not difficult to detect the motivation -- yet again, to smear one targeted ethnic group so as to create a diversion from the crimes against humanity that Israelis perpetrate against the Palestinians. Identification of a person accused of war crimes by ethnicity -- especially when this never occurs in the case of Jews, whose war criminal population is exploding as we speak -- is about as low as your Asper-directed amen corner can stoop.

Eugene Harasymiw, LL.B.
Chair, Civil Liberties Standing Committee
Alberta Ukrainian Self-Reliance League
10611 0 110 Ave., Edmonton, AB T5H 1H7
ph. (780) 422-8781