Jett Rucker of the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (read: Committee for Open Denial of the Holocaust) has sent a letter to the editor of The Daily Free Press at Boston University denouncing Elie Weisel, founder of BU’s Center for Judaic Studies, for his prolific fundraising that has “diverted to Boston University many a million that might have gone to a synagogue or a community center in an earlier day.”
The problem: “[W]ell-meaning donors overlook the cunningly disguised role of Wiesel’s Holocaust promotion in funding the mightiest war machine that ever shook the earth of Palestine—with money extracted from American taxpayers, Jewish and not.”
(Full disclosure: The hardworking staff, which moonlights at BU as a mass communication professor, has no idea why we received a copy of Rucker’s letter.)
Regardless, we’ll keep an eye on who picks up on this drive-by hooting of Elie Weisel, and who doesn’t.
Memo to the troll-based community: Spare us the “you’re playing into the Holocaust deniers’ hands” booshwah.
We’re alerting, not enabling.