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Writer: President Elect Rohani Plagiarized Ph.D. Thesis

It's doubtful that Rouhani ever attended the British university in person.
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Iranian activists have analyzed passages of Iran’s new president Hassan Rohani’s Glasgow Caledonian University Ph.D. thesis, titled “The Flexibility of Sharia,” discussing Muslim law in Iran, that closely match a book by an Iranian author, the Telegraph reported.

According to London-based writer Behdad Morshedi, Rohani “appeared to have lifted segments from a book by Mohamad Hashem Kamali, the chairman of Iran’s International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies.”

“Mr Kamali is closely associated with the regime but his book was published in his own name and the extracts are virtually identical,” Morshedi (a pen name) told the Telegraph. “We will be submitting a petition calling on the university to cancel the Ph.D.”

A spokesman for Glasgow Caledonian University said they’ve received several complaints about Rouhani’s doctoral work and would be looking into it. Apparently, the university library has already established that the thesis references Kamali’s book in the main body of Rouhani’s thesis and that the text was cited in the bibliography.

According to the Telegraph, two passages in the short extract from the 500 page thesis have come under scrutiny.

Finally, the Telegraph notes that it’s doubtful that Rohani, a high-ranking official in the Islamic Republic in the 1990s, actually attended the British university in person.

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4 Responses to “Writer: President Elect Rohani Plagiarized Ph.D. Thesis”

  1. John Keytack says:

    Okay, what is this? He earns a Ph.D. without ever being a student in residence? How does that work? Perhaps I should attend that school; or, not actually attend the school, since it seems to be the same. Hey, here’s an idea for my thesis. Why don’t I just copy the crap he copied and turn that in? It seemed to work fine for him!

  2. Gil Gilman says:

    of course…either that or they hand them out like toilet paper…which is unlikely.

  3. Gil Gilman says:

    of course…either that or they hand them out like toilet paper…which is unlikely.

  4. David Bishop says:

    Most of Islamic texts were plegarized from other writers. So what is new?

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