Holocaust Denier Targets Boston University’s Elie Weisel

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.”

Huh?

(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.

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2 Responses to Holocaust Denier Targets Boston University’s Elie Weisel

  1. You’re playing into the Holocaust deniers’ hands by giving CODOH a link. The Daily Free Press is playing into the Holocaust deniers’ hands by publishing the letter. (Just who is Jett Rucker and why should anyone care?)

    But seriously, Wiesel survived Buchenwald and survived Madoff. I doubt he’s troubled much by some CODOH troll.

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      I didn’t say the Free Press published the letter, Stephen, just that they were sent it. And Weisel’s being targeted is noteworthy, at the very least. At least it seems that way to me. But you’re right – I shouldn’t link to Codoh so it’s gone now.

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