A retired judge from Windsor, ON, Paul Staniszewski, who funds scholarships at two Canadian universities requested that those scholarships not be awarded to any students “of Islamic background,” calling his decision a form of “retaliation” against the Taliban.
Staniszewski, 84, says he made the request after learning of the beheading of Polish engineer Piotr Stanczak at the hands of Taliban militants in Pakistan.
Staniszewski funds scholarships at the University of Windsor and York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. “I’m not in the business of killing people. I am in the business of sending messages.” The websites of both institutions list awards named after the judge and his wife. “All I can say at this point is it’s outrageous and we’d never accept those terms,” a University of Windsor spokesperson said when asked about such a request.