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'It's totally bonkers': Cambridge University dons warned not to shake hands with Muslims or disabled people in case it offends them
by Simon Tomlinson
Academics at Cambridge University have reacted with dismay after being ordered not to shake hands automatically with Muslims or disabled people in case it upsets them.
A directive sent to admissions tutors warns that some applicants are 'culturally sensitive' to traditional greetings and suggests that 'suitable body language' is just as welcoming.
A spokesman for the university said: 'Dons should read the situation properly and bear in mind that not all people will want to shake hands.'
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