Tuesday, June 12, 2012

`Abdul-Basit Sida: a clarification

Of course, there is no problem in doing any job for a living.  Hell, I have always fantasized about working in a Middle East bakery and making manaqish.  The problem is with truthfulness: people should not embellish their resume and make unsubstantiated claims about their records.  There is no shame about Sida being an Arabic tutor at a high school: the problem is in issuing press releases that claims that he is a professor of philosophy in Sweden (some Syrians even told me that Damascus University may not have granted PhDs in Philosophy back in the 1990s).  Also, Sida when he moved to Sweden obtained a MA degree.  Why would a PhD need to obtain a PhD although this may happen, I guess.