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Harvard University and Georgetown University each announced yesterday that they had received $20 million donations from Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, a Saudi businessman and member of the Saudi royal family, to finance Islamic studies.
Harvard said it would create a universitywide program on Islamic studies, recruit new faculty members in the field, provide more support for graduate students and convert rare Islamic textual sources into digital formats to make them widely available.

"For a university with global aspirations, it is critical that Harvard have a strong program on Islam that is worldwide and interdisciplinary in scope," said Steven E. Hyman, Harvard's provost, who will coordinate adopting the new program.

Georgetown said it would use the gift - the second-largest it has ever received - to expand its Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, which is part of its Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. It said it would rename the center the H.R.H. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.


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 Re: Harvard and Georgetown embrace Islam

Harvard is secular, and they jsut don't see that spreading Islam is anything but educational and beneficial. I would submit that no Christian person could ever be a part of something so evil, and it is horrible the blindness of people. God convict the Muslims and those who hate Christ.

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Havard and Yale and other colleges were very religious when they were founded. I think its Havard that to graduate from the university you had to memorize and dictate orally the first 6 chapters of romans! Oh how we have fallen.


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 Re: Harvard and Georgetown embrace Islam

military level , don't you think its important to know about , to study your adversary?

secondly, there is an enourmous need for arab speakers with english fluency within the military, wouldnt such a center serve as a safe clearinghouse, as opposed to having to go overseas.

and third, don't you think that rational non-violent folks from both faiths get to know each other>,,,,,especially within the safe context of a university......


be straight with me, you feel that this "war on terror" is really round one of Christendom versus Islam?...don't you?

 2005/12/14 20:43





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