Following my expose of antisemitic professor Paavo Kinnunen, many of you and others flooded Aalto University’s Facebook page with demands they take action. In addition, fans of Kinnunen left their own comments, standing by their man while claiming he is not antisemitic, just critical of Israel(!) Some even threatened to sue me.
Let them try. I stand behind my post, comprising of Kinnunen’s own posts which are clearly antisemitic. I am sure any court would find in my favor.
And how did Aalto university respond? It seems as though they asked him to unequivocally state his views are entirely his own – as he did on his Facebook page.
They mirrored this distancing from his views, in the comments to my post but also elsewhere.
Other than that, it seems like he may have escaped serious punishment.
Members of the Aalto University community are expected to behave responsibly and to respect the rights of the other members to a safe and pleasant university environment allowing unhindered progress in study and work. Each member of the Aalto University community has a right to be treated with respect regardless of their gender, gender identity or expression thereof, age, ethnic or national origin, nationality, language, religion, beliefs, opinion, political or trade union engagement, family relations, health, disability, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics.
At Aalto University, any violent, threatening or discriminatory behaviour, as well as dishonesty, bullying, or sexual or gender-based or other harassment always constitutes a disruption of university activities. Disruption of university activities at Aalto University also includes interfering with the university environment or activities in a way that compromises the right of other members to a safe and pleasant university environment, as well as unhindered progress in study or work. In addition, damage to or unauthorised use of Aalto University property or facilities constitutes disruption of university activities.
I call on Aalto University to reveal what disciplinary action they are taking.
Update: The Algemeiner notes that Kinnunen deleted his Jew-hating posts, also probably upon request by the university. Coward.