MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is opening a think tank for issues around Islamic law, human rights and the rule of law and terrorism in the Muslim world.

The new Islamic Law and Human Rights Program is part of the University of Minnesota Law School. The opening ceremonies are scheduled for Friday afternoon on the Minneapolis campus.

The university says the new program will encourage new approaches to research and will engage students in several ways, including through fellowships, internships and field work.

The university says that through the Human Rights Center, students will have access to diverse groups for advice and resources, including students and human rights workers with organizations around the world.

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Comments (7)
  1. scott says:

    So if you add the term “Human Rights” to a subject you will get funding for it? Whose “Human Rights” are being explored here? It’s not the victims of 9/11. Not the American people who are being man handled before boarding planes. Not even the men and women of the armed forces who have to leave their families and sometimes their jobs to go to lands far away to fight Terrorism. Nope, the University of Minnesota is opening a think tank for issues around Islamic law, human rights and the rule of law and terrorism in the Muslim world. Really, what is the real objective of this? Will there be a degree offered? What percentage of students taking this “course” will get a job that is related to this subject? Students will have access to diverse groups for advice and resources. For what exactly, from where and what organizations will be giving this advice? Will other religions be given the same “Human Rights” program treatment? Religions that are just as old (if not older) and come from the same region of the world? Since the U of M is largely state funded, it’s my “Human Rights” to know exactly what is this going to cost the tax payer and to know if there be any jobs created for the general public to apply to.

  2. Marcy says:

    Islamic Law is just plane wrong. The Koran is a bunch of BS.
    There, now you know all you need to know about this subject.

    1. Another Bob says:

      So, you read the Koran? Did you read a translation or did you read it in it’s original language.

      Have you read any of the translations (you do realize it wasn’t written in english, right?) of the Christian Bible?

    2. Jesus Was Not White says:

      And, of course, you’ve never seen much less read either one. Marcy, you are a deliberately ignorant moron.

  3. albert says:

    What a pair of knee-biters. Crawl back in your pseudo-christian holes and let Darwin run it’s course.

    1. scott says:

      So asking for how much this B.S. is going to cost us and what kind of real outcome will this program have will make someone a religious idiot? They must be a right wing God believing moron right. Wow, who’s really related to Darwin’s monkey now?

  4. Another Bob says:

    All religions are harmful.

    If you think your religion is better than someone else’s, you are part of the problem.

    Terrorism is a law enforcement issue, not a military one.

    The military is for one nation state to war on another.

    All the terrorists (not battlefield fighters) caught to date were caught by law enforcement.

    ALL religions have radical elements.

    Religion is evil – basing your world view on (your) faith is stupidity.

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