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Access denied, on May 18th 2007, at the University of Teramo, Italy, to Prof. Robert Faurisson, former teacher at Sorbone, France, a critical revisionist of the Holocaust (for someone a Holocaust denier) invited by Prof. Claudio Moffa within the Master “Enrico Mattei” in Middle East at the Department of Political Science. National total hush of the media on the attack perpetreted by tens of self-alleged-Jews from Rome, who assaulted Moffa and Faurisson and an Officer of Italian Police, Mr. Capasso, who was kicked at the liver and got back a fracture to the shoulder, the ribs and the wrist. Alleged budget of the day: 30 people identified, 5 denounced. The “Center of Abruzzi” reported a crazy comment of the Chancellor of the University of Teramo, who had previously denied access to the conference and that yesterday justified the outburst of rage: “Violence is always “esecrabile”. But you cannot hammer a finger to someone and then convince him that it does not hurt, you have to wait for a reaction…” . Well, greetings to you Chancellor! Go and tell that into the refugee camps in Palestine, then wait for a reaction! But above all greetings to Italian national media that on the episode, today, presented their audience with the usual shameful conspiracy of silence. I do not care about Faurisson’s thesis, yet I cannot agree at all with the lobbied silence of the Italian mainstream.

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May 19, 2007 at 4:33 pm

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Viam sapientiae monstrabo tibi *

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The Doha Debates Norman at Oxford Union

While Dr. Norman Finkelstein has to fight hard for due tenure at DePaul University as a result of Alan Dershowitz’s lobbying at The Doha Debate held this month on May 1st at Oxford Union (aired on May 5th by the BBC) 65.6% of the audience voted for the motion “This House believes the pro-Israeli lobby has successfully stifled Western debate about Israels actions”. Norman Finkelstein was among the speakers. Nonetheless on Jerusalem Post (talkbacks) everyone can view the claque now running against the motion. Link

* In 1954, DePaul adopted its current armorial seal with coat of arms and motto: “Viam sapientiae monstrabo tibi” (“I will show you the way of wisdom.” Proverbs, IV, 11).

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May 5, 2007 at 9:33 pm

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