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ADL Says a Lawsuit Against It by Larouche Group Will Not Deter It from Exposing Theorganization

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The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith said Wednesday that a complaint of election law violation filed against it by the Presidential campaign committee of Lyndon LaRouche will not bring a halt to the ADL’s efforts to alert the public to the activities of the

In fact the ADL supported its assertion at a news conference at its headquarters across from the United Nations by releasing a new, comprehensive 54-page report on the political organization headed by LaRouche. In the report, the third by the ADL

Titled “The LaRouche Political Cult: Packaging Extremism,” the report traces the organization’s activities through three decades from its left-wing origins to its current form of extremism

CALLS THE ORGANIZATION ‘A CULT’

The ADL, according to its national chairman, Kenneth Bialkin, labelled the LaRouche

“It is not a movement, it is not a philosophy. It can’t be said to be left, it can’t be said to be right, except at particular moments or on a particular issue,” Bialkin told reporters. The ties that bind its members together, he added, are difficult to

Bialkin said the suit filed against the ADL by the LaRouche Presidential Committee is one of several such suits against the ADL by the LaRouche organization in recent years. He described it as “consistent with past patterns” of actions by the LaRouche

THE COMPLAINT AGAINST THE ADL

The complaint against the ADL by the LaRouche Democratic Campaign in Washington was

The two-page letter to the FEC was provided by the ADL to reporters here. It also alleges that the ADL, the AJC and various officials of the organizations “have publicly stated that they are actively engaged in opposing the candidacy

In response to the complaint by the LaRouche organization, the ADL, in a May 14 letter to FEC General Counsel Charles Steele, asserted: “While the ADL has and will continue to expose patently anti-Semitic and

ADL REBUTS CHARGES

The ADL said the “complaint is meritless, replete with baseless allegations,

The ADL, as a non-profit corporation, is restricted from taking steps regarding candidates and being involved in political campaigns,” the four-page letter to the FEC said. It stated that the ADL “takes great precautions to ensure that it does not engage

The ADL, in its letter, also rebutted the charges outlined against it by the LaRouche organization. In one instance, it said there was no evidence to suggest that Irwin Shall, ADL director of fact finding, participated in

“His contacting CBS was the result of an ongoing concern of ADL’s to expose the LaRouche organization’s anti-Semitic and extremist activities and had nothing to do with influencing an election,” the ADL letter to the FEC

In reaction to the ADL news conference, Dana Scanlon, a press spokesperson for LaRouche, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that “the latest ADL statements concerning Mr. LaRouche are a

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