Monday, October 23, 2006

DePaul's Norman Finkelstein: MEMRI equals Nazis

MEMRI is the Middle East Media Research Institute, a self-described non-partisan group that translates inflammatory news reports from native languages into English. I believe they form an invaluable service.

For instance, MEMRI found this quote from an Islamist web site, commenting on a German web site that posted something they viewed as anti-Islamic:

The author concludes by urging the readers to circulate his list of websites, and adds: "Perhaps Allah will produce someone who will [punish] this depraved person as an example to others, and will demonstrate to the Crusaders and to the Jews that the Islamic youth will never keep quiet in the face of any insult to their religion and their Prophet..."

Meanwhile in Chicago, DePaul University's Norman Finkelstein, an assistant professor of political science, on his web site equates MEMRI with Nazis, as you'll see in the headline for this Finkelstein piece on his web site,

Hat tip to Dr. Steven Plaut in Haifa.

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