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Duke Professor Regrets Slighting 3 Pakistanis

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A Duke University professor rebuffed three Pakistani students who inquired via e-mail about medical lab jobs, replying: “It is not worth our trouble to try to determine if you are a well-disguised terrorist.”

Michael Reedy, a cell biology professor who has worked at the Durham university for 32 years, said that he regretted his reply. He said he has since volunteered to help find the Pakistani students positions at Duke.

“I was distressed beyond words by the futility of the deaths of suicide bombers,” he said. “My imagination was headed in a paranoid direction rather than a healing direction.”

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