Friday, April 04, 2008

Troofer Appointed by UN to Monitor Human Rights in Israel

Kudos to Joel Pollack for picking this up:

I can't believe I overlooked this--and that everyone else has, as well: Princeton prof Richard Falk, newly-appointed by the UN Human Rights Council as its "Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967," is also a devoted supporter of the crackpot "9/11 Truth" movement, which denies that Al-Qaeda attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001.

I haven't paid a lot of attention to Falk around here. Noam Chomsky has mentioned him several times as somebody who's dabbled in Trutherism and not seen his career suffer for it.

In fact, this is one of the safest forms of dissidence and activism I know of; the Griffin-Falk examples are typical.

Hat Tip: JREF Forum member Sword of Truth, who found it at Little Green Footballs.

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