Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Engineering and the Muslim World

For a publication that prides itself on celebrating diversity and understanding other cultures, this article on why terrorists have engineering degrees is remarkably parochial. In the Muslim World, if you have some wealth, your son becomes a doctor if he is smart, an engineer if he is average, and an accountant if he's dumb. Daughters have their own menu of possibilities.

College, and college degrees, have a very different position and meaning in society there than they do in the US.


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