More preferential treatment for the "special class." It galls me that my taxpayer dollars are going to fund this. Sick.
The U.S. government is partnering with dozens of U.S. colleges to provide women from Muslim counties with a "world-class" education in science, technology, engineering and math.
Sec, of State Hillary Clinton announced that the scholarship program will "create new opportunities for women from predominantly Muslim nations to pursue world-class undergraduate educations in science, technology, engineering, and math."
Secretary Clinton is a graduate of Wellesley College, one of the many all-female schools participating in the NeXXt Scholarship program.
The State Department said it is partnering with nearly 40 women's colleges to provide a "high-quality" education in science, technology, engineering and math. In addition, the scholarship program will provide mentorship, networking, support, and enrichment activities for the foreign students.
UPDATE: Tazimat is the name given to the European attempt to modernize the Ottoman Empire in 1839. (hat tip Larry)
The list of civilization advancements gifted to the Ottomans is long, and gives a glimpse as to how backward, and medieval they were. A partial list includes:
guarantees to ensure the Ottoman subjects perfect security for their lives, honour, and property;
the introduction of the first Ottoman paper banknotes (1840);
the opening of the first post offices of the empire (1840);
the reorganization of the finance system according to the French model (1840);
the reorganization of the Civil and Criminal Code according to the French model (1840);
the establishment of the Meclis-i Maarif-i Umumiye (1841) which was the prototype of the First Ottoman Parliament (1876);
homosexuality decriminalized (1858).
the reorganization of the army and a regular method of recruiting, levying the army, and fixing the duration of military service (1843–44);
the institution of a Council of Public Instruction (1845) and the Ministry of Education (Mekatib-i Umumiye Nezareti, 1847, which later became the Maarif Nezareti, 1857);
the abolition of slavery and slave trade (1847);
the establishment of the first modern universities (darülfünun, 1848), academies (1848) and teacher schools (darülmuallimin, 1848);
the establishment of the Ministry of Healthcare (Tıbbiye Nezareti, 1850);
the Commerce and Trade Code (1850);
the establishment of the Academy of Sciences (Encümen-i Daniş, 1851);
the establishment of the Şirket-i Hayriye which operated the first steam-powered commuter ferries (1851);
the first European style courts (Meclis-i Ahkam-ı Adliye, 1853) and supreme judiciary council (Meclis-i Ali-yi Tanzimat, 1853);
the abolition of the capitation (Jizya) tax on non-Muslims, with a regular method of establishing and collecting taxes (1856);
non-Muslims were allowed to become soldiers (1856);
various provisions for the better administration of the public service and advancement of commerce;
the establishment of the first telegraph networks (1847–1855) and railway networks (1856);
the replacement of guilds with factories;
the establishment of the Ottoman Central Bank (originally established as the Bank-ı Osmanî in 1856, and later reorganized as the Bank-ı Osmanî-i Şahane in 1863) and the Ottoman Stock Exchange (Dersaadet Tahvilat Borsası, established in 1866)