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Embattled DePaul professor Finkelstein agrees to resign
Chicago Sun Times ^ | Sept. 5, 2007 | Don Babwin

Posted on 09/05/2007 11:54:52 AM PDT by Alouette

A DePaul University professor who has drawn criticism for accusing some Jews of improperly using the legacy of the Holocaust agreed Wednesday to resign immediately ''for everybody's sake.''

University officials and political science professor Norman Finkelstein issued a joint statement announcing the resignation, which came as about a hundred protesters gathered outside the dean's office to support him.

Finkelstein was denied tenure in June after spending six years on DePaul's faculty, and his remaining class was cut by DePaul last month.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: academia; antisemite; depaul; depaulu; finkelstein
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Another one bites the dust.
1 posted on 09/05/2007 11:54:54 AM PDT by Alouette
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2 posted on 09/05/2007 11:55:28 AM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Alouette

WOOT! Great news, the dingbat!


3 posted on 09/05/2007 11:56:49 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Alouette
A DePaul University professor who has drawn criticism for accusing some Jews of improperly using the legacy of the Holocaust agreed Wednesday to resign immediately ''for everybody's sake.''

And yet professors who call for jihad keep their jobs. Go figure.

4 posted on 09/05/2007 12:00:03 PM PDT by Murray the R
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To: Murray the R
A DePaul University professor who has drawn criticism for accusing some Jews of improperly using the legacy of the Holocaust

Actually he is a darling of the Holocaust deniers and the Professors-Who-Call-For-Jihad. This is definitely a small step for sanity.

5 posted on 09/05/2007 12:03:27 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Alouette
Again, apart from his venomous and slanderous hatred of his own ethnic group, he is simply not possessed of the technical qualifications for the job he was seeking.

How can someone be a professor of modern German history and not be able to read German?

How can someone claim to be an academic authority on the Israel-Palestinian conflict and be unable to read Modern Hebrew or Arabic?

6 posted on 09/05/2007 12:05:29 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: Murray the R
And yet professors who call for jihad keep their jobs. Go figure.

Unlike Finkelstein, those professor may actually be qualified in their fields.

7 posted on 09/05/2007 12:07:09 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: Alouette
Good riddance to neo-Nazi Normie.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

8 posted on 09/05/2007 12:11:40 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Alouette
Actually he is a darling of the Holocaust deniers and the Professors-Who-Call-For-Jihad.

And I'm sure that Klansmen who voted went overwhelmingly for Bush. Does that say anything negative about Bush?

9 posted on 09/05/2007 12:11:53 PM PDT by Murray the R
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To: Murray the R
I'm sure that Klansmen who voted went overwhelmingly for Bush.

What point are you trying to make here?

10 posted on 09/05/2007 12:15:26 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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11 posted on 09/05/2007 12:16:04 PM PDT by SJackson (isolationism never was, never will be acceptable response to[expansionist] tyrannical governments)
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To: Alouette
Actually he is a darling of the Holocaust deniers and the Professors-Who-Call-For-Jihad.

And I'm sure that Klansmen who voted went overwhelmingly for Bush. Does that say anything negative about Bush?

What point are you trying to make here?

That it's dangerous to draw negative conclusions about a person based on his being supported by odious persons. I think they call it "guilt by association."

12 posted on 09/05/2007 12:19:04 PM PDT by Murray the R
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To: Murray the R

I’m sure Robert Byrd didn’t vote for Bush


13 posted on 09/05/2007 12:20:48 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: Murray the R
And I'm sure that Klansmen who voted went overwhelmingly for Bush.

I'm not sure of that at all, considering that Stormfront and other Klan-friendly sites are blistering with BDS.

Does that say anything negative about Bush?

If President Bush welcomed them as friends, boasted of their support and praised their opinions, it would.

Norman Finkelstein follows that path.

14 posted on 09/05/2007 12:24:21 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: Murray the R
And I'm sure that Klansmen who voted went overwhelmingly for Bush.

Then you belong with the moonbats. Sen. Byrd's buddies overwhelmingly protest with the liberals against the war. They think Pres. Bush is controlled by the Jews.

15 posted on 09/05/2007 12:24:52 PM PDT by techcor
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To: Murray the R

Robert Byrd voted for President Bush?


16 posted on 09/05/2007 12:27:36 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Murray the R

The KKK were always 100% Democrat. Don’t put them in with us.


17 posted on 09/05/2007 12:31:20 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: Murray the R
it's dangerous to draw negative conclusions about a person based on his being supported by odious persons. I think they call it "guilt by association."

So why does Finkelstein enjoy being around these guys? Why does he go to all their parties? Why doesn't he choose other friends?

18 posted on 09/05/2007 12:32:56 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Alouette

This guy should be sent to the Palestinian territories. Lets see how much Hamas loves him.


19 posted on 09/05/2007 12:33:41 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: All

Only a Narcissistic Academic would characterize student support for HIM as ‘spiritual,’ being the center of his own universe.


20 posted on 09/05/2007 12:38:23 PM PDT by Madeleine Ward
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To: Alouette

Bye, bye Finkie! Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you!


21 posted on 09/05/2007 12:38:43 PM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Hunter and Tancredo in '08! La Raza - the PLO of the Western Hemisphere)
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I wonder if Finkelstein is going to write a book about the labling people as racists or bigots because they criticize a minority? I doubt it.


22 posted on 09/05/2007 12:40:56 PM PDT by Madeleine Ward
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To: Alouette

Some good news.


23 posted on 09/05/2007 12:41:05 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: wideawake
If President Bush welcomed them as friends, boasted of their support and praised their opinions, it would.

Norman Finkelstein follows that path.

Source?

24 posted on 09/05/2007 12:43:05 PM PDT by Murray the R
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To: darkangel82
The KKK were always 100% Democrat.

As was the South once upon a time. Times change.

25 posted on 09/05/2007 12:44:06 PM PDT by Murray the R
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To: Alouette
So why does Finkelstein enjoy being around these guys? Why does he go to all their parties?

Where is the evidence that he enjoys being around these guys and goes to all their parties?

26 posted on 09/05/2007 12:45:02 PM PDT by Murray the R
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To: techcor
They think Pres. Bush is controlled by the Jews.

So you think they voted for Gore and Kerry?

27 posted on 09/05/2007 12:46:46 PM PDT by Murray the R
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To: Alouette

That he is a troll.


28 posted on 09/05/2007 12:47:25 PM PDT by steve8714 ("Hey honey, since you're up would you get me a beer?")
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To: steve8714
No, as I said, that it's dangerous to draw negative conclusions about a person based on his being supported by odious persons. I think they call it "guilt by association."
29 posted on 09/05/2007 12:48:35 PM PDT by Murray the R
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To: Murray the R

LaRouche.


30 posted on 09/05/2007 12:48:52 PM PDT by steve8714 ("Hey honey, since you're up would you get me a beer?")
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To: steve8714
Now all you need is a verb and an object, and you'll have actually engaged in communication.
31 posted on 09/05/2007 12:55:25 PM PDT by Murray the R
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Where is the evidence that he enjoys being around these guys and goes to all their parties?

I got your evidence right here ZOTbait.

32 posted on 09/05/2007 12:56:20 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: SJackson; Alouette
sniff

OK, I'm over it.

33 posted on 09/05/2007 12:59:47 PM PDT by SmithL (I don't do Barf Alerts, you're old enough to read and decide for yourself)
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To: Alouette
Idiot. Didn’t he get the memo from the University that only Christians are completely fair game?
34 posted on 09/05/2007 1:03:44 PM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: Alouette
No Holocaust denial there ... and while what he says about Israel and Hezbollah is lunacy, I heard no call for jihad.
35 posted on 09/05/2007 1:15:25 PM PDT by Murray the R
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To: Murray the R

And the evidence that the klan voted overwhelmingly for Bush comes from where exactly? I suspect they voted mostly rat with the rest of the racists and bigots.


36 posted on 09/05/2007 1:23:55 PM PDT by Diplomat
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To: Murray the R

>> And I’m sure that Klansmen who voted went overwhelmingly for Bush. Does that say anything negative about Bush? <<

I’m not. The Klan was the core of the Democratic Party in the deep south. If the Democratic Party became so horrible for the Klan, I’m sure they’d quit voting or vote for some crackpot 3rd party before voting for the party of Lincoln. And there’s a big difference between chosing someone as the lesser of two evils (which is what any such Bush-voting Klansman must consider Bush), and embracing someone as your standard-bearer and hero.


37 posted on 09/05/2007 1:41:59 PM PDT by dangus
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Where is the evidence that anyone embraces Finkelstein as their standard-bearer and hero?
38 posted on 09/05/2007 2:00:45 PM PDT by Murray the R
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To: Murray the R

Well, if you hadn’t meant to accept Allouette’s supposition, maybe you should’ve fought on those grounds, instead of the inane and patently false assertion that the KKK supported Bush.


39 posted on 09/05/2007 2:05:29 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Murray the R

......LaRouche...
There, is that any more precise?


40 posted on 09/05/2007 2:06:11 PM PDT by steve8714 ("Hey honey, since you're up would you get me a beer?")
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To: Alouette

Now if only all the rest of them would “bite the dust” as well.


41 posted on 09/05/2007 2:06:21 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Hanistarot leHaShem 'Eloqeynu, vehaniglot lanu ulevaneynu `ad `olam . . . !)
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To: Alouette

I have never understood why some Jew didn’t taken Finkelstein’s life years ago. It is shameful, really, that no one has.


42 posted on 09/05/2007 2:09:24 PM PDT by montag813
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To: techcor
The KKK may be anti-war, but they're also anti-gay-'marriage'.
43 posted on 09/05/2007 2:11:00 PM PDT by Murray the R
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To: montag813

Roe v. Wade was not passed until after Norman was born, so his mother didn’t have a choice.


44 posted on 09/05/2007 2:11:54 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: ari-freedom; <1/1,000,000th%; dangus
Does the KKK's opposition to gay 'marriage' (link just above) imply anything negative about other opponents of gay 'marriage'?
45 posted on 09/05/2007 2:13:49 PM PDT by Murray the R
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To: Murray the R

No, but that’s INCIDENTAL agreement, not CAUSAL agreement. The neonazis love Finkelstein BECAUSE of what he writes about Jews; it’s evidence of how hate-filled Finkelstein’s writings are. The KKK and conservative Massachusetts voters both dislike gay marriage, but that’s just incidental to both groups.


46 posted on 09/05/2007 2:23:26 PM PDT by dangus
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No, but that’s INCIDENTAL agreement, not CAUSAL agreement. The neonazis love Finkelstein

Assumes facts not in evidence.

BECAUSE of what he writes about Jews; it’s evidence of how hate-filled Finkelstein’s writings are. The KKK and conservative Massachusetts voters both dislike gay marriage, but that’s just incidental to both groups.

In the former case you claim that bad people's support for position X proves the badness of position X, yet in the latter case you deny it. Tossing around terminology doesn't erase that contradiction.

47 posted on 09/05/2007 2:40:35 PM PDT by Murray the R
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To: Alouette

Yes. A good idea. He is an awful person.


48 posted on 09/05/2007 6:58:32 PM PDT by therut
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And do not forget that jew basher and American traitor Carter endorsed his book. Yep he did.
49 posted on 09/05/2007 7:00:21 PM PDT by therut
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To: Alouette

AMF


50 posted on 09/05/2007 7:12:27 PM PDT by gcruse (...now I have to feed the dog as if nothing has happened.)
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