Dear Mr Nicholson,
I’m writing to you to request that the Attorney General’s office start an investigation into a man who has been inciting violence and hate against Canadian churches and government organizations. Kevin Annett has, for many years, been promoting hate crimes against the United Church, Catholic Church, Anglican Church, the RCMP and others.
Over the past year he has been escalating his attacks, and they are beginning to get dangerous. It was only six weeks ago when he published on the Internet a call for people to step into the churches and ‘tear the robes’ off of church clergy and throw them out of their churches. I view this as dangerous because there are legions of people out there who take Mr. Annett seriously.
Last year, Annett made a fraudulent claim of having discovered a mass grave with the bones of children at the Six Nations reserve in Brantford Ontario. He’s also telling people that there are mass graves across the country- and that the above mentioned churches, in cooperation with the RCMP, were directly responsible for murdering 50,000 children. To date, none of his claims have been proven- but, he has convinced thousands of people that he is speaking the truth.
The RCMP held a formal investigation into Annett’s claims of genocide a few years ago- despite their taking a serious effort, they were not able to verify any of Annett’s claims were true. Yet, Annett continues to stir-up hate towards churches and their congregations.
On July 4th, 2012, Annett made a mockery of the Federal Court system by making a false claim of filing a criminal charges against the government, churches and the Queen. He partnered with Mr.Jason Bowman, and Alfred Webre (a man who works in partnership with the Iranian government.) It was proven that this case was not filed, so they have now escalated their fraud and are claiming that they will be creating their own courts.
This week Annett has made a public announcement to the churches, the government and the Queen claiming that his fake courts will issue ‘summary banishments’ towards them if they don’t take heed to a list of threats and demands he has published. While it is obvious that he won’t be able to take action on this- many of his followers take him seriously. This situation could be very dangerous to the people and organizations that are being threatened.
Section 319 of the Canadian Criminal Code states that “Every one who, by communicating statements in any public place, incites hatred against any identifiable group where such incitement is likely to lead to a breach of the peace is guilty of an indictable offence.” Myself, and many others, strongly believe that Mr. Annett, and his associates, should be investigated for the possibility of breaking this law.
Additionally, Annett has been collecting money from people for many years to support his activities. He has no official organization, and no tax-exempt status. It is my understanding that he has collected many thousands of dollars over the past few years. One person tells me that they have receipts for bank transfers- and, Annett has been using Paypal too.
Annett’s deceptions have been causing great pain to people in Canadian indigenous communities- including many survivors. A number of indigenous nations and residential school survivors have asked him to stop misrepresenting them, but he continues to regardless. Members of radical, violence promoting, political organizations have latched-on to Annett’s cause and used it as a tool to raise division between people in indigenous communities.
Each time people have asked Annett to stop, he has taken vicious personal attacks against people who do- including a number of indigenous elders, nations, and residential school survivors. Wherever Annett goes, he leaves a trail of pain and anguish in his wake.
I am only one of many people who strongly believe that Annett is a danger to religious organizations, indigenous communities, and people who disagree with him. As Annett escalates his claims and his calls for attacks, each day this danger becomes more clear. It is time for Annett’s deceptions to stop.
I’m writing this letter to request that the government initiate an immediate investigation to Annett’s alleged crimes- and, if there is enough evidence to pursue a conviction, this should be done as quickly as possible- before more people are hurt. If you will begin an investigation, there are many of his victims who are ready and willing to cooperate. The pain he has caused is immeasurable, and the damage he could cause in the future is a serious risk to many.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter, and thank you in-advance for taking action to investigate. I have been researching Annett for the past six months, and have much more information to share. If your team needs my support, I will gladly do whatever I can to bring justice to this situation.