"Extremism" Fear over Islam Studies Donations in UK

[Telegraph-UK] Ben Leach - Extremist ideas are being spread by Islamic study centers linked to British universities and backed by multi-million-pound donations from Saudi Arabia and Muslim organizations, according to a new report by Anthony Glees, the director of Brunel University's Center for Intelligence and Security Studies. Eight universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, have accepted more than £233.5 million from Saudi and Muslim sources since 1995, the largest source of external funding to UK universities. Prof. Glees claims that the propagation of one-sided views of Islam and the Middle East at universities amounts to anti-Western propaganda.

2008-04-15 01:00:00

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