May is coming, and it’s not bringing flowers â€” its bringing the delusional yet dangerous Storming Norman Finkelstein to a college campus near you. As part of the national Muslim Student Speakers circuit for a while, he always crawls out from his rock in time for May.
Now you may remember that we chimed in during the debate on whether he should get ordained by DePaul and given a real full time job. I offered to teach Norman Hebrew, since he freely admitted that he does not speak Hebrew, nor Arabic. I mentioned that mastery of one or more Semitic languages that are an integral part of the regional conflict would help his chances of getting tenure. He never contacted me for the free lessons and was denied tenure.
We have published too many posts on this nutty professor. Yet, his staying power and his hypocrisy just shout out “blog me!”
Here are some of his upcoming performances:
Brown Universityâ€” April 15
Boston College â€” April 16
Grinnell College â€” April 21 (Passover edition)
University of Southern Maine â€” April 29
University of Montreal and University of Ottawa â€” May 3
University of Toronto â€” May 4
University of Arizona â€” May 5
University of California, Irvine â€” May 7
The Evergreen State College, WA â€” May 8
New College of Florida â€” May 13
I counted nearly 30 colleges and universities on his published schedule in the US, UK, and Canada from January – May 2008. In other words, since being let go from DePaul he has catapulted to a rarefied status amongst Muslim Students. He is the token Jew, who along side Neturei Karta, say whatever they pay them to say. His performances condemning Israel are being heard by tens of thousands of impressionable young Americans who do not have the requisite knowledge to realize they are being duped. Finkelsteins lectures are often assigned for extra credit or even mandatory by multiple departments, meaning his “lectures” are always well attended.