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June 21, 2006

What... The... FUCK?!

This has got to be a muhfukkin joke right?

Saudis Offered Scholarships for Aviation Courses in US

JEDDAH, 20 June 2006 — The Ministry of Higher Education and the General Authority of Civil Aviation are offering scholarships to Saudi men and women to study various majors related to civil aviation in the United States.

The forms are available online at the ministry’s website until July 12 for both bachelor’s and post-graduate studies. Nominations will be announced on July 31. Interviews will take place in August and final scholarship winners will be announced on Sept. 2.

The scholarships are available in majors such as communications, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, systems analysis, air traffic control, flight safety, and other majors related to the airline transport industry.

Applicants for the bachelor’s program must have a minimum score of 85 percent in the science section and 90 percent in other sections, such as Qur’an memorizing, administrative and commercial sciences. [emphases mine]

I say again: WHUT THE FUCK?!

Oh, I guess I shouldn't be xenophobic. Because Saudi universities are so well known for their pro-western curriculum. Student visas for everybody!

hat tip: Free Thoughts.

Posted by annika, Jun. 21, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: The Huh? Files & annikapunditry


I hope our administration won't let these scholarship recipients in to begin with, but then again, they let in that Yale-attending Taliban yak-fucker.

Posted by: reagan80 on Jun. 21, 2006

The scholarships only cover instruction for takeoffs and flying. The scholarships do not cover landings.

Posted by: Jake on Jun. 21, 2006

While Saudi Air still needs to train pilots, the demand in the future will drop off due to the high cost of JP-5, JP-8, Jet-A, etc. So yes, this is an unusual initiative...

Posted by: will on Jun. 22, 2006