I'm not at all surprised by St. Andrews university's decision to reward Khatami with an honorary degree.
Muhammad Khatami is to be made an honorary doctor of laws by Sir Menzies Campbell, the Liberal Democrat leader who is also the university’s chancellor.
The Liberal Democrat party remember is home to Jenny Tonge, the MP would said that she would consider becoming a suicide bomber herself if she were Palestinian. While she was very publically sacked over the comments after complaints from the public, she was later put forward, by then Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy, to become a Baroness in the House of Lords. That happened in a rather quieter manner as a "reward for her years of service"; nevermind the expressed desire to commit mass murder of innocent civilians. You can read more about this despicable woman here.
Though Kennedy has been replaced, it seems that the Lib Dems continue to support the violent and bloodthirsty.