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U.S. Schools Compete for Saudi Students
http://www.heraldsun.com/firstnews/37-768186.html ^

Posted on 09/09/2006 2:31:23 PM PDT by tobyprissy

U.S. Schools Compete for Saudi Students

By GARANCE BURKE : Associated Press Writer Sep 9, 2006 : 2:29 am ET

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Thousands of students from Saudi Arabia are enrolling on college campuses across the United States this semester under a new educational exchange program brokered by President Bush and Saudi King Abdullah.

The program will quintuple the number of Saudi students and scholars here by the academic year's end. And big, public universities from Florida to the Kansas plains are in a fierce competition for their tuition dollars.

The kingdom's royal family -- which is paying full scholarships for most of the 15,000 students -- says the program will help stem unrest at home by schooling the country's brightest in the American tradition. The U.S. State Department sees the exchange as a way to build ties with future Saudi leaders and young scholars at a time of unsteady relations with the Muslim world.

(Excerpt) Read more at heraldsun.com ...


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: education; foreignstudents; immigration; muslimstudents; visa

1 posted on 09/09/2006 2:31:24 PM PDT by tobyprissy
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To: tobyprissy

As much as I like him I'm beginning to think W has been inside the beltway too long. It seems to happen to almost everyone no matter how strong they start out.


2 posted on 09/09/2006 2:33:35 PM PDT by hometoroost (TSA = Thousands Standing Around)
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To: tobyprissy

I know Bush thinks that if you just expose these beheaders to CIVILIZATION and Christianity that maybe they won't be suicide bombers.....God Bless him.....hope he's right.


3 posted on 09/09/2006 2:34:03 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: tobyprissy
Fellow Freepers if you don't like your alma mater's being so enthusiastic for Saudi students tell your schools & alumni associations that your donations will be going elsewhere !
4 posted on 09/09/2006 2:35:22 PM PDT by Reily
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To: tobyprissy

I ran across this site www.islamicfinder.org that someone posted on freerepublic.

I put in my zip and there are like THREE Muzzie orgs within 30 miles!

That was news to me!

Anyway I was reading one of their websites and sent them an email (from my anonymous account of course!) responding to some of their posted material:

"Americans seem shocked that anyone would not love America”

I would disagree. I would say that "Americans are shocked that anyone who dislikes America would choose to live here."

I would remind the devote practitioners of Islam that there are many places where people with similar feelings are. And I'd suggest that they move there!

I recently did exactly that coming from the Bay Area to Colorado Springs because I found that people here think much more like I do.

As a free county no one is forcing devote Muslims to remain in America.

I am much happier now that I am around people who think like I do!

You should try it and suggest it to all you know who feel that way!

A Person Interested in Helping Muslims Find the Peace They Desire....


5 posted on 09/09/2006 2:42:35 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: tobyprissy

A take off from the Lending Tree commercial:

Schools compete - we lose


6 posted on 09/09/2006 2:53:07 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: Suzy Quzy
"I know Bush thinks that if you just expose these beheaders to CIVILIZATION and Christianity that maybe they won't be suicide bombers.....God Bless him.....hope he's right."

Well, this technique has worked throughout Europe, Australia, The Philippines. (Sarc.)
7 posted on 09/09/2006 2:55:05 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: tobyprissy

Exchange programs tend to make Students more pro-American and democratic thinking, and also generally more open-minded. I think this is a good idea.


8 posted on 09/09/2006 2:57:17 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44

Your thesis is highly debatable and I believe incorrect. A large number of 9/11 killers were legally here as students. Your theory sure worked on them.


9 posted on 09/09/2006 3:02:19 PM PDT by tobyprissy
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To: freedom44

You don't think they're recruiting hardcore nutcases to apply to these programs?


10 posted on 09/09/2006 3:02:46 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: tobyprissy

The oil rich Saudis are the only ones that can afford the Lib universities tuition!


11 posted on 09/09/2006 3:03:43 PM PDT by Rosemont
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To: Wolfie

Please tell me how to screen them to remove those who may be dangerous.


12 posted on 09/09/2006 3:08:09 PM PDT by tobyprissy
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To: tobyprissy
These campuses are a perfect place for Americans to send the message that towelheads are not welcome here. The raghead students should be ostracized, excluded, and generally shunned, right up to the point of physical violence.

They are vermin. They come from a verminous, treacherous rathole of a country. And they will some day return to that cesspool and carry the message that Americans hate Muslims. If we're lucky, that message will permeate the Middle East until every Muslim that sees a buzzard's shadow will think it's the Great Satan come to set accounts straight.

Instead, under the pernicious influence of political correctness, we will welcome this desert trash into our universities and educate them in better ways to betray us.

13 posted on 09/09/2006 3:09:49 PM PDT by IronJack (ALL)
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To: freedom44
"Exchange programs tend to make Students more pro-American and democratic thinking, and also generally more open-minded. I think this is a good idea."

A western education did wonders for Mohammad Atta.

it sure changed his point of view.
14 posted on 09/09/2006 3:10:48 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: tobyprissy
Please tell me how to screen them to remove those who may be dangerous.

Simple. By excluding the superset, you exclude all the subsets. Do not, under any circumstances, let Saudis, Yemenis, Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians, Iranians, etc. into this country. Period.

Jordanians, Lebanese, Iraqis ... may be allowed entry, but only under tight supervision. Violation of any of the regulations and they are expelled immediately and permanently. Get a parking ticket and you're on your way home, Abdul.

We owe these animals nothing.

15 posted on 09/09/2006 3:14:51 PM PDT by IronJack (ALL)
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To: tobyprissy

Let's see how that logic works.

Humm... they are going to Leftist Universities and the left is anti-American.

Forgive me if I don't see how that will work out in our favor!


16 posted on 09/09/2006 3:49:24 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: freedom44
"Exchange programs tend to make Students more pro-American and democratic thinking, and also generally more open-minded. I think this is a good idea."

Mohammad Atta went to a German university. This is an insane idea.
17 posted on 09/09/2006 3:58:36 PM PDT by Peisistratus (Islam delende est)
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To: tobyprissy

"Please tell me how to screen them to remove those who may be dangerous."

Block every one of them.


18 posted on 09/09/2006 3:59:08 PM PDT by Peisistratus (Islam delende est)
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To: tobyprissy

Here's to "thread synergy"...plenty of comments on same sorry story
from another source:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1698403/posts


19 posted on 09/09/2006 4:02:03 PM PDT by VOA
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To: freedom44

"Exchange programs tend to make Students more pro-American and democratic
thinking, and also generally more open-minded. I think this is a good idea."

If the program was actually a "we'll spy on them and follow any
that go bad back to some master-minds", I'd say "Go for it!"

But I'm afraid that if just 1% of them go radical while here in the USA,
we'll just have have 150 more copies of Islamic icon Qutb.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1698403/posts

See post 49 and linked article


20 posted on 09/09/2006 4:07:40 PM PDT by VOA
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To: tobyprissy

you have got to be f$&*ing kidding me. These pious muslim students are the first in the strip club door and get blasted out of their minds. Then they board planes and crash them into our buildings. Terrorists.


21 posted on 09/09/2006 5:22:18 PM PDT by steel_resolve (Do you know what a bigot is? Someone winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: Suzy Quzy

What nonsense. Many islamo terrorists receieved schooling in the West. For instance does the name Mohammed Atta ring any bells for you? Chalk this up as yet another failing on Bush's behalf.


22 posted on 09/09/2006 5:25:15 PM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: tobyprissy

The major universities are acting like whores.


23 posted on 09/09/2006 5:52:09 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (This space for rent.)
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To: IronJack

"Iranians"

The people of Iran are far more pro-American than any of the countries you listed. Also Iranian-Americans have contributed greatly to America they make almost double the average yearly income, are largely secular, assimilated quite well and have traditionally voted Republican.


24 posted on 09/09/2006 7:17:27 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44
I don't care. The few cannot redeem the many. They all go. ALL of them. Let them go home and become the constructors of a New Iran. THEN maybe I'll trust them. Until then, they have no place here.
25 posted on 09/09/2006 9:44:28 PM PDT by IronJack (ALL)
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To: tobyprissy

"Thousands of students from Saudi Arabia are enrolling on college campuses across the United States this semester under a new educational exchange program brokered by President Bush and Saudi King Abdullah."

Bush has not only lost his mind, but he's trying to make the U.S. so inundated with Muslims and illegals, that there's no more room for us folks who were born here. Not a whole lot of difference anymore between him and the SCREAMING DEMOCRATS...

BTW, It was awfully nice that Bush instituted this program. Makes me feel so much safer now...


26 posted on 09/14/2006 2:14:16 PM PDT by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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