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American Professor, Ousted From DePaul University, Declares Support for Hezbollah in Lebanon
Fox News ^ | 2-25-08

Posted on 02/25/2008 12:41:12 PM PST by rdl6989

CHICAGO — An ousted American political science professor who believes some Jews have exploited the legacy of the Holocaust recently expressed his support for the terrorist organization Hezbollah.

Norman Finkelstein, who resigned from DePaul University last fall amid criticism of his opinions on the Holocaust, told Lebanese television that his view of Hezbollah is "rarely heard" in the United States.

"I have no problem saying that I do want to express solidarity with them, and I'm not going to be a coward and a hypocrite about it," Finkelstein told Future TV. "I don't care about Hezbollah as a political organization. I don't know much about their politics.

Hezbollah, funded by Iran and Syria, engages in terror operations worldwide. President Bush and other U.S. leaders view the organization as an opposing force to peace in the Middle East, and it is listed by the U.S. State Department as a foreign terrorist organization.

Finkelstein’s support for Hezbollah would be illegal if he were helping raise funds for the organization, said Richard Miniter, a terrorism analyst with the Hudson Institute.

“If terrorists are able to use his name to fundraise in any way, that would be illegal,” said Miniter, who added that only Al Qaeda has killed more Americans than Hezbollah.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: academia; depaulu; finkelstein; traitor

1 posted on 02/25/2008 12:41:13 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

Sounds like there is a place for him in the Obama campaign.


2 posted on 02/25/2008 12:42:58 PM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: rdl6989
I was wondering how long it would take before this story made it to FR.

It's nice to see what some academics say once they have the "freedom" to do so.

3 posted on 02/25/2008 12:43:27 PM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: rdl6989
Norman Finkelstein

Kapo.

4 posted on 02/25/2008 12:44:43 PM PST by SolidWood (All conservative effort into retaking Congress!)
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To: JaneNC
Sounds like there is a place for him in the Obama campaign.

Or as a CNN political analyst.
5 posted on 02/25/2008 12:45:33 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: rdl6989

“I don’t care about Hezbollah as a political organization. I don’t know much about their politics.”

So basically he just supports their killing of Jews. Nice.


6 posted on 02/25/2008 12:46:17 PM PST by Slapshot68
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To: rdl6989

Norman Finkelstein

7 posted on 02/25/2008 12:47:00 PM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: JaneNC
Sounds like there is a place for him in the Obama campaign.

Check Obamination's campaign contribution list. Bet this guy's on it.

8 posted on 02/25/2008 12:48:21 PM PST by Obadiah
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To: All

Is he not the son of Holocaust survivors? Unbelievable!


9 posted on 02/25/2008 12:48:35 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

He supports a terror group without knowing much about them.

So why does he support them?

You’re right. Sounds like an Obama voter.


10 posted on 02/25/2008 12:48:56 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: rdl6989
The flag of Hezbollah, the "Party of God".


11 posted on 02/25/2008 12:52:20 PM PST by South40 (Amnesty is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: rdl6989

Ecclesiastes 2:17-18

17So I hated life, because what is done under the sun was grievous to me, for all is vanity and a striving after wind.

18I hated all my toil in which I toil under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to the man who will come after me,


12 posted on 02/25/2008 12:54:06 PM PST by donna (Whoopi on Communism: “We haven’t given it enough time.”)
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To: JaneNC

Yes, and after B. Hussein bin-Obama is elected, Mr. Finklestein can be Head of the Ministry of Middleast Relations. At least until the Arabs find out he is a self-hating Jew. Then they will kill him.


13 posted on 02/25/2008 12:54:51 PM PST by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: rdl6989

“Is he not the son of Holocaust survivors? Unbelievable!”

He is. It’s baffling, to say the least.


14 posted on 02/25/2008 12:57:27 PM PST by tabsternager
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To: rdl6989

Resume enhancement, I’m sure he’ll find work in the Obama State Department.


15 posted on 02/25/2008 1:06:28 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: rdl6989

Turn blue, Knifelstein!


16 posted on 02/25/2008 1:06:35 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: rdl6989
"American Professor, Ousted From DePaul University, Declares Support for Hezbollah in Lebanon"

Methinks yon perfesser should demonstrate his support by going to Lebanon and joining said islamonazis so he can be there when the next Mossad mission explodes on the scene.

17 posted on 02/25/2008 1:13:27 PM PST by JewishRighter (Why, oh Why can't it be Hunter???)
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To: tabsternager

Good thing it wasn’t he who was in the Holocaust. You’ve heard of survival of the fittest? Well, it’s not him.


18 posted on 02/25/2008 1:14:11 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: rdl6989

Take this dumb ass to the town square, put him in stocks and throw rotten veggies at his sorry ass.
Then stone him on national T.V.


19 posted on 02/25/2008 1:26:43 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Slapshot68
“I don’t care about Hezbollah as a political organization. I don’t know much about their politics.” So basically he just supports their killing of Jews. Nice.

At the Fox link there's a video link to the entire interview. I urge all to check it out.

He's a strange guy, and argues forcefully, mostly logically, but sometimes not.

Per your quote above, what he means (as is clearer in the video) is that he isn't backing Hezbollah politically, but he is recognizing and honoring their "right" to act in self-defense against the Israelis invading Lebanon.

Of course, Finkelstein fails to mention (and the interviewer doesn't bring it up either) that Hezbollah instigated the invasion by sending rockets and missiles into Israel. THAT'S the big logical fallacy in Finkelstein's argument.

Finkelstein dismisses that by saying, in effect, that the Israelis were waiting for any pretext, and had prepared for war. (As if that in itself condemned the Israelis to be seen to have caused the war).

He also makes the basic mistake in his argument of reaching to Hitler and the Nazis for analogies.That's never convincing, always ugly and over-the-top, in just about any argument -- especially here, where he implicitly compares the Nazis to the Israelis.

20 posted on 02/25/2008 1:50:07 PM PST by WL-law
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To: rdl6989

This POS should make a visit to each of the Marine’s friends and family who died in 1983. I would personally like to give him a history lesson. Low life scumbag!


21 posted on 02/25/2008 1:56:55 PM PST by ChinaThreat (s)
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To: milford421

Ping.


22 posted on 02/25/2008 2:02:44 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1886546/posts?page=4972#4972 45 Item Communist Manifesto)
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To: rdl6989

Another self-hating liberal Jew.


23 posted on 02/25/2008 2:11:06 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: rdl6989

Finkelstein is a traitor and a self-hating POS.


24 posted on 02/25/2008 2:48:48 PM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: rdl6989

Yes yes,

Sounds like some of the “intellectual” professors I had back in 1991 at UofM.

I had a sociology professor declare Christians as crazy stupid radical idiots. A gay accounting professor who made it clear he was gay in every class, every day, in every lecture.........

Our colleges and universities are oozing with these types. They tend to attract the people who can’t really make it in the private sector or who want to rather live in a theoretical metaphysical world unattached from reality. It’s sad, but those who should be the instructors, the mature and educated teaching our youth are more like those they should be teaching, and often create an environment where immature and irresponsible behavior is condoned, under the auspice of intellectual and expressive freedom of course.


25 posted on 02/25/2008 2:58:05 PM PST by Red6 (Come and take it.)
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To: Red6

Our universities have gone to the dogs. I hate to think what that bodes for the future of American civilization.


26 posted on 02/25/2008 3:01:45 PM PST by rdl6989
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27 posted on 02/25/2008 3:55:07 PM PST by SJackson (If 45 million children had lived, they'd be defending America, filling jobs, paying SS-Z. Miller)
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To: blam

He was named after a man whose name was ABNormal.

Now he outted himself as just another leftist Abnormal Fink.


29 posted on 02/25/2008 5:25:20 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Madmax, the Grinning Reaper)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

“You’re right. Sounds like an Obama voter.”

Sounds like the reincarnation of Bobby Fisher


30 posted on 02/25/2008 5:28:08 PM PST by Canedawg (In God We Trust)
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To: South40

That is their flag?!? Maybe my mind’s twisted, but at first glance, from left to right, I saw:

a rabbit head

an, um, well, erect, shall we say, phallic symbol
(can I write that without getting banned?)

a fist holding a machine gun


31 posted on 02/25/2008 6:30:12 PM PST by baa39 (Help Sgt. Evan Vela! DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: baa39

LOL! You’ve spoiled their flag for me (not that I held it in esteem anyway) but before I only really saw the AK now I see the aforementioned symbol next to the rabbit head. It’s all I’ll ever see when I look at their flag.


32 posted on 02/25/2008 6:57:49 PM PST by Eyes Unclouded (We won't ever free our guns but be sure we'll let them triggers go....)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

So your moniker is apt, Eyes Unclouded!


33 posted on 02/25/2008 7:48:36 PM PST by baa39 (Help Sgt. Evan Vela! DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: WayneS

Already we have cab drivers who will not pick up single women, dentists who will not work on women not wearing a scarf, and pharmacists refusing birth control pills to customers. Just wait till Obama takes over.


34 posted on 02/25/2008 9:51:20 PM PST by buffyt (Moonbeams lollipops rainbows butterflies puppies everything that's wonderful is what Obama promises.)
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To: SpaceBar

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35 posted on 02/25/2008 10:00:28 PM PST by buffyt (Moonbeams lollipops rainbows butterflies puppies everything that's wonderful is what Obama promises.)
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To: buffyt

WHILE EUROPE SLEPT

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Exceptionally Illuminating, February 25, 2006
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I bought this book hoping to get a better understanding of what was going on in Europe with their Muslim immigrant population (things like the car-burning riots in Paris, areas of Netherlands ruled by Sharia and not Dutch law, etc., left me quizzical). Well, I got that understanding. And I got a lot more, not the least are vital insights as to just how very different Europe is from the US. The author is both a clear writer, and an excellent journalist who digs down into the entrails to bring forth the real guts of a story. The information he brilliantly provided often left me with my jaw hanging, wondering, “That’s really what they think over there?” I learned an awful lot in the short time it took to read this book.

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36 posted on 02/25/2008 10:02:30 PM PST by buffyt (Moonbeams lollipops rainbows butterflies puppies everything that's wonderful is what Obama promises.)
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To: rdl6989

Glad that DePaul finally got rid of Finkelstein. Other universities around can take notice and rid themselves of radical Islamofascists on their faculties. These professors merely incite hatred and violence on their campuses and beyond.


37 posted on 02/26/2008 11:01:13 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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