Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Shocking: DePaul has a Jewish holocaust denial professor

DePaul University is still pretty silent about the protection of Dr. Thomas Klocek's "free speech" rights. A huge hat tip to Steven Plaut of ChronWatch, who discovered that, get this, a holocaust denier who is also Jewish as an assistant political science professor. Read all about that here.

A revealing if not horrifying excerpt:

Depaul's sudden horror at the supposed "unprofessorial behavior" by Klocek (they allege he made an impolite hand gesture to Muslim students who had been calling him names) stands in sharp contrast with the university's record regarding Norman Finkelstein, the most openly anti-Semitic Jew on the planet. Depaul employs Finkelstein as anassistant professor in political science, this after Finkelstein got fired from two NY area adjunct teaching jobs (at NYU and Hunter College) because of his pseudo-scholarship and fraudulent rantings against Jews and Israel.

Finkelstein is a disciple of Holocaust Denier David Irving and claims Irving is an authoritative historian. Finkelstein refers to the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis as the "Six Million" in quotation marks and says that nearly every Holocaust survivor is a fraud and a thief and a liar. (Finkelstein's own parents are Holocaust survivors, and Finkelstein has long tried to capitalize on this as a way to legitimize his own anti Semitism. The psychiatry department at Depaul might have interesting things to say about this.)

Finkelstein routinely libels Holocaust survivor, philosopher, and writer Elie Wiesel in scurrilous terms. Finkelstein is the star on every Holocaust Denial neonazi web site on earth, serving as the "Jew who proved there was never any Holocaust." He has been denounced as a fraud and anti-Semite by Alan Dershowitz, historian Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, Dennis Prager, Professor Omer Bartov, the World Jewish Congress, and just about everyone else on earth, gentile or Jew. The NY Times compared Finkelstein's book to the old czarist forgery, Protocols of the Elders of Zion, ever popular with Saudis and Counterpunch columnists. Last year Alan Dershowitz made wiener shnitzel out of Finkelstein in a public debate. So naturally, Norman Finkelstein recently became the poster boy for the anti-Semites over at Counterpunch.


Solomon said...

I'm not sure that describing Finkelstein as a "Jewish holocaust survivor" is exactly accurate. His parents were survivors. He uses that as a cover for his own ravings. ("I can't be anti-Semitic, why my very own parents were Holocaust survivors.")

Bruce Charles said...

Please forward this to O'Reilly. Given the Zeal with which he's pursued the Ward Churchill story, I think he could rip this one WIDE open. It would also help to note the other half of the story (about the catholic professor suspended for his Pro-Israeli remarks).

John Ruberry said...

Typo, mea culpa you're right. Had a doctor's appt. that I had to go to, and was worried about being late. Plus my blood was rushing when I first read this. Thanks for the "heads up," I've since edited this.