Iraqi politicians awarded ‘degrees’ by unrecognised university

Iraq’s former interior minister Araji at his ‘degree’ ceremony

Two Iraqi politicians have been awarded bogus degrees by a self-proclaimed university in Denmark, it has emerged.

● Former interior minister Qasim al-Araji received a worthless MA certificate from the unrecognised Aalborg Academy of Science in February 2019.

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Brian Whitaker

Brian Whitaker

Former Middle East editor of the Guardian. Website: www.al-bab.com. Author of 'Arabs Without God'.