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  Tariq Ramadan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tariq Said Ramadan (born 26 August 1962 in Geneva, Switzerland) is a Francophone Swiss Muslim academic and scholar.
Tariq Ramadan is married and has 4 children (One, Moussa, goes to a muslim school, Brondesbury College for boys, owned by Yusuf Islam).
Tariq Ramadan advocates that Muslims living in the West should not view themselves as foreigners or temporary residents of their countries, but rather as full citizens with full rights and responsibilities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tariq_Ramadan   (1329 words)

 Tariq Ramadan - Campus Watch
An Islamist of Egyptian ancestry and Swiss nationality, Tariq Ramadan, an author and pamphleteer 42 years of age, was set to begin a new academic appointment at the University of Notre Dame, as the occupant of a chair at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
The genealogy of Tariq Ramadan was fundamental to his ascendancy to power and prominence: Nasab (acquired merit through one's ancestors) is one of the pillars of Arab-Islamic society.
Ramadan entry to the U.S. The great, open secret of France is the truculence and anti-Americanism of its foreign policy, and the slyness of its police and intelligence agencies and their covert cooperation in the war on terror.
www.campus-watch.org /article/id/1287   (1223 words)

 Caroline Fourest on Tariq Ramadan: the Evidence - Campus Watch
Ramadan's lectures, as well as of the record of his other public pronouncements, represents exactly the sort of systematic investigation which is required to form an accurate assessment of his teachings and their impact upon his audience of choice: French Muslims.
Ramadan gave in November 2003 to "Beur FM", France's communitarian radio station "for Muslims", and in which he openly identified himself with the rigorist "Salafist" current in Islam, claiming to be for a "salafist reformism".
Ramadan claims to be an advocate of the integration of Muslims in western societies, in his lectures he makes this integration conditional upon the respect of four "pillars" of Muslim identity of his own devising.
www.campus-watch.org /article/id/1329   (749 words)

 Dhimmi Watch: Tariq Ramadan's Two-Faced Islam. The West Is the Land of Conquest
The phenomenon of Tariq Ramadan wasn’t born in a vacuum.
Tariq Ramadan then insists — justly — on the long-neglected intellectual riches of the great Muslim thinkers like Al-Kindi, Al-Farabi, Avicenna, and Averroes, but he forgets to situate them in their relation to Greek, Jewish, and Christian thought, and presents them as the true originators of humanism.
We must not forget that Ramadan is the nephew of Hassan Al-Banna, the founder of the Islamic movement of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, a man Ramadan considers an eminent representative of “reformist” Islam, capable of bringing about an endogenous alternative culture from within modernity (“Peut-on vivre avec l’islam?”, Favre, 1990).
www.jihadwatch.org /dhimmiwatch/archives/000691.php   (1077 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | The furore over Tariq Ramadan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ramadan also accused the writer Alexander Adler of analysing events "from the viewpoint of Israel", and attributed Bernard Henri Levy's description of Sharon's recent visit to India as "historic" to the fact that what brought India and Israel together was the enmity towards Pakistan.
Ramadan's critics argue that he cannot be part of the European Social Forum as long as he subscribes to a philosophy that rejects the notion of progress and does not condemn the veil.
Ramadan resorted to ijtihad (one of the four sources of Islam that is used to find the doctrinal solution to new problems) to come forward with alternatives to such practices.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2004/671/op3.htm   (1305 words)

 Transatlantic Intelligencer: Tariq Ramadan, Non-Violent Man of Peace (complete)
Tariq Ramadan is described in the Times article as "a preacher of self-empowerment to European Muslims" and "a trim, telegenic man with a soft, measured voice who condemns the use of violence in the name of Islam".
Ramadan is the grandson of Hasan al-Banna, one of the most important Islamist figures of the 20th century, and for many of his detractors that alone makes him suspect." I have yet to come across any prominent critic of Tariq Ramadan who criticizes him for the simple fact of being the grandson of Hassan Al-Banna.
Ramadan's, to say the least, indulgence towards Banna is indeed much in evidence in the Times profile, which quotes him to the effect that his grandfather has been "misremembered": "For instance, although the history of the Muslim Brotherhood is dotted with violence, and the group gave rise to more militant organizations, Mr.
trans-int.blogspot.com /2004/10/tariq-ramadan-non-violent-man-of-peace.html   (2584 words)

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Ramadan's maternal grandfather was Hasan al-Banna, an Egyptian schoolteacher who, in 1928, founded the Muslim Brotherhood, the first of the modern Islamic fundamentalist movements from which such terrorist groups as Hamas, Gama'a al-Islamiya, and al-Jihad were spawned.
Tariq Ramadan was schooled in French literature, philosophy, and Islamic studies, eventually obtaining two degrees and securing positions as a professor in the fields of philosophy and religion.
Danger: Tariq Ramadan is coming to the U.S.," Olivier Guitta stated, "There are so many suspicions against [Ramadan] that it would be wise to interrogate him regarding his multiple connections to terrorist organizations before letting him into the United States on a long-term visa.
www.discoverthenetworks.org /individualProfile.asp?indid=1884   (1101 words)

 Letters on Tariq Ramadan
Ramadan's diagnosis of the "antisemite" problem and the official US governmental response should at serve to remind WAISers that greater forces are at work -- forces to could lead the US and the rest of the world to its greatest conflagration ever.
Ramadan was originally the hot or parched month, but since the Muslim calendar was made lunar and rotates around the solar year, Ramadan can be in the heat of summer or the chill of winter.
Tariq Ramadan does have family ties to the grand daddy of radical Islamic movements, The Muslim Brotherhood, because his father was founder Hassan al Banna's in-law.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/webpage2/tariqramadan.htm   (1842 words)

 Why Revoke Tariq Ramadan's U.S. Visa? - article by Daniel Pipes
Tariq is a Swiss citizen because his father, Sa‘id Ramadan, also a leading Islamist, fled from Egypt in 1954 following a crackdown on the brotherhood.
Ramadan dismisses the revocation as "unjustified" and due to "political pressure." He even blames me for the DHS decision.
Ramadan was banned from entering France in 1996 on suspicion of having links with an Algerian Islamist who had recently initiated a terrorist campaign in Paris.
www.danielpipes.org /article/2043   (930 words)

 The American Thinker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tariq Ramadan was born in 1962 in Switzerland.
Ramadan is an opportunist, and saw the appeal of this growing movement, which allowed him to reach a media star status, appearing constantly on French prime time television shows.
Ramadan acquired his “moderate Islamist” reputation through participation in various interfaith seminars and by sitting on a commission on “Islam and Secularism.” So great is his social visibility and respectability, he is also an adviser to the European Union regarding religious issues.
www.americanthinker.com /articles.php?article_id=3523   (2043 words)

 Tariq Ramadan: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tariq Ramadan is married and has 4 children.
Tariq Ramadan was initially (2000 to 2002) lauded in Western media as a Muslim reformer reformer quick summary:
(Tariq Ramadan is against the policies of the state of Israel and the occupation.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/ta/tariq_ramadan.htm   (2312 words)

 Fire Tariq Ramadan!
Tariq Ramadan, whose failure to obtain a U.S. visa prevented his teaching at the University of Notre Dame this fall, has resigned his faculty appointment, citing the stress on him and his family from the uncertainty of their situation, R. Scott Appleby, director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, announced today.
Tariq Ramadan carefully employs a vocabulary advocating "reform" of Islam, which is music to the ears of ill-educated Westerners, and leads to such misfortunes as his invitation to Notre Dame.
Ramadan declined to condemn "lapidation" -- the stoning of adulterous wives as mandated by a strict interpretation of the Koran.
firetariqramadan.blogs.com   (13368 words)

 IslamicaMagazine - Why Tariq Ramadan?:
Earlier this summer, Dr. Ramadan was preparing to assume the Henry R. Luce Professor of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding appointment at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana until DHS determined that he represents a security threat to the United States.
Ramadan’s supporters, which include a wide cross section of academia, argue that he is the subject of character assassination, and poses absolutely no security threat whatsoever.
Ramadan represents what many Muslims and Americans would consider a perfect blend of east and west, a persona palatable and distinguished enough in both cultures to facilitate the task of rebuilding bridges torn down by the events of September 11th.
www.islamicamagazine.com /content/view/96/62   (1332 words)

 Print: The Chronicle: 9/10/2004: U.S. Shuts Out Muslim Scholar, Raising Fears for Academic Freedom
Ramadan was born and raised in French-speaking Geneva after his father, an official of the Muslim Brotherhood, was forced to flee Egypt in the 1950s.
Ramadan, who is not an adherent of the group, said in a telephone interview from Paris that it has a positive role to play because it opposes undemocratic Arab governments from a position of fidelity to traditional Islamic values.
Ramadan is, in the words of the Kroc institute, "a public intellectual who bridges academics and community." A charismatic and articulate professor of Islamic studies and philosophy at the University of Fribourg, in Switzerland, he is the author of 20 books and 700 articles, published in both scholarly journals and in the news media.
chronicle.com /cgi2-bin/printable.cgi?article=http://chronicle.com/free/v51/i03/03a00801.htm   (1372 words)

 International News -- Tariq Ramadan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss citizen who teaches at the University of Oxford in England, had his U.S. visa revoked in 2004, shortly before he was scheduled to move to Indiana to accept a position at the University of Notre Dame.
Ramadan comments, "It is critical we find a way out of this infernal circle and demand from those stoking this fire that they stop their polemics at once and create a space for serious, open, indepth debate and peaceful dialogue.
Ramadan was blocked from accepting a tenured teaching position at the University of Notre Dame when his visa was revoked in August 2004 because of a provision of the Patriot Act, said Jameel Jaffer, an ACLU staff attorney.
www.pluralism.org /news/intl/index.php?xref=Tariq+Ramadan&sort=DESC   (6081 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: France's Wake-Up Call by Olivier Guitta
The most vocal advocate of Wahhabism in France is Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss philosophy teacher who happens to be the grandson of Hassan Al Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Ramadan has been very active in France during the past ten years, spreading his extremist views and becoming the unofficial voice of French Islam.
Ramadan symbolizes the view, as Jacques Jormier, a leading French expert on Islam, puts it, "that does not modernize Islam but Islamizes modernity." The extent to which Ramadan’s brand of totalitarian Islam has gained a strong foothold in France can be seen in the plight of French Muslim women.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=11445   (970 words)

 Islamophobia Watch - Home
But the government also said Ramadan's case had been and remained a national security matter, and that statements he made in recent interviews with US consular officials in Switzerland had raised new "serious questions" about whether he should be allowed to come to the United States.
European Muslim thinker Tariq Ramadan and the leader of the Greens in the European Parliament (EP), Dany Cohn- Bendit, held a two-hour debate on Islam in Europe in the EP in Brussels Wednesday night.
Tariq Ramadan, the inventor and active pursuer of the doctrine of the 'quiet takeover' – according to which Islam will be established in Europe by making it an integral part of everyday European (or, rather, Eurabian) life – couldn't be happier.
www.islamophobia-watch.com /display/ShowJournal?moduleId=103277&categoryId=11972   (1629 words)

 AlterNet: Rights and Liberties: Banned in America
Tariq Ramadan of Switzerland, one of the world's most important Muslim scholars, was invited to teach at the University of Notre Dame.
For the 42-year-old Tariq Ramadan looks like a dream come true – a brilliant philosopher of Islam and its evolving place in the world, particularly in Europe and the United States, who argues for a modernized Islam that favors pluralism, tolerance, feminism, and educational achievement.
Ramadan's grandfather was a founder of the Muslim Brotherhood; his father might have had Osama bin Laden as a student; "intelligence agencies suspect" him of coordinating a meeting of al Qaeda leaders, etc. The list goes on without proof, relevance, or in many cases plausibility.
www.alternet.org /rights/19741   (1802 words)

 Mole or savior? - The Washington Times: Commentary - September 07, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ramadan was scheduled to begin teaching Islam, conflict resolution and peace building, at Indiana's Notre Dame University this month.
Ramadan declined to condemn "lapidation" — the stoning of adulterous wives as mandated by a strict interpretation of the Koran.
Ramadan is lionized by the jobless, North African slum-dwellers that cling barnaclelike to France's major cities.
www.washtimes.com /commentary/20040906-095859-7069r.htm   (674 words)

 Tariq Ramadan's Two-Faced Islam. The West Is the Land of Conquest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Among the twentieth-century Muslim thinkers admired by Tariq Ramadan, Olivier Clément cites the Sudanese Hassan Al-Turabi.
But Tariq Ramadan has a good job, is highly educated, and pays his taxes, he's just the sort of immigrant* many here at FR want.
Tariq is the son of Al Banna founder of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in the 1920's.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1061183/posts   (4251 words)

 Kroc Institute : Program in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding - Luce Professorship
Ramadan is the author of Western Muslims and the Future of Islam (Oxford University Press, 2003) as well as many articles on contemporary Islam in dialogue with the West.
Ramadan has written extensively on the nature of shari'ah, intra-community discourse within the world of Islam, and contemporary policy questions facing Muslims.
A public intellectual who bridges academics and community, Ramadan seeks to construct a forum in which issues of justice and peace can be explored by members of various faith traditions.
www.nd.edu /~krocinst/research/luce.shtml   (269 words)

 American Civil Liberties Union : ACLU Asks Federal Court to Lift Visa Ban on Tariq Ramadan
Ramadan also strongly condemned last year’s bus and subway bombings in London, and recently accepted an invitation from Prime Minister Tony Blair to join a government task force to combat extremism in the United Kingdom.
In a declaration submitted to the court today, Ramadan writes that he first learned his visa had been revoked on July 28, 2004, nine days before he and his family were to move to Indiana where he had accepted a tenured teaching position at the University of Notre Dame.
Ramadan said he was told that consideration of his application would likely take close to two years, and that he could not be assured of receiving a visa even at the end of that process.
www.aclu.org /safefree/general/24554prs20060315.html   (836 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ramadan, rated by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, was granted a visa in May only to have it revoked on August 2 by the US State Department on the recommendation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Ramadan’s office told IslamOnline.net that he went through a rigorous background check before he was granted the work visa, calling the decision "arbitrary".
Ramadan is known for his calls on Muslims in the West is to avoid standing on a defensive line and to present Islam as a universal message.
www.islamonline.net /English/News/2004-08/25/article06.shtml   (779 words)

 Democracy Now! | Leading Muslim Scholar Tariq Ramadan Denied U.S. Visa to Teach at Notre Dame
Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss scholar known for his work on Islamic theology and the place of Muslims in the modern world, was appointed to teach Islamic philosophy and ethics at the University of Notre Dame.
As Tariq said, he had been cleared, his petition had been approved, the visa had been approved and issued, and at the last minute, it was revoked.
TARIQ RAMADAN: You know, I responded to all of this, and these are all very, you know, allegations that I have heard before in Europe.
www.democracynow.org /article.pl?sid=04/09/13/1428249&mode=thread&tid=25   (1840 words)

 Ramadan on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
RAMADAN [Ramadan], in Islam, the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which all Muslims must fast during the daylight hours.
While many clerics see the new trend as a threat to the real meaning of Ramadan, a range of retailers believe it has the potential to provide a massive boost to sales and are encouraging Muslims to spend, spend, while enjoying the night-time breaking of the fast.
Living Ramadan; The Muslim observance of Ramadan brings lasting memories of family gatherings, prayer and spiritual renewal.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/R/Ramadan.asp   (295 words)

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