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Clinton lifts U.S. ban on Muslim scholar
yahoo news ^ | 1/20/10 | rueters

Posted on 01/20/2010 8:45:25 PM PST by Nachum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has lifted a U.S. ban on a planned visit by a leading European Muslim critic of the Iraq war, in a move rights groups hailed as a victory for civil liberties.

Clinton signed orders which ended the ban on Professor Tariq Ramadan of Oxford University, who was barred due to alleged terrorism ties which he denies, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said on Wednesday.

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1 posted on 01/20/2010 8:45:25 PM PST by Nachum
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“The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report”
globalmbreport.com

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globalmbreport.com/?p=1956

“BREAKING NEWS: U.S. State Department Lifts Ban On Tariq Ramadan
Breaking News”

SNIPPET: “Global Muslim Brotherhood figure Tariq Ramadan has announced that the State Department has ended the ban on his entry into the U.S. According to a statement posted on his blog:

After more than five years of waiting, the American State Department has decided, in a document signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to lift the ban that prohibited me (as well as Professor Adam Habib from South Africa) from entering the United States. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)—which, along with the American Academy for Religion, the American Association of University Professors and the PEN American Center had taken legal action against the American government—has hailed the decision is “a major victory for civil liberties” in the United States.”


2 posted on 01/20/2010 8:49:08 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Nachum

Tariq Ramadan
3 posted on 01/20/2010 8:53:44 PM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Nachum
Clinton signed orders which ended the ban on Professor Tariq Ramadan of Oxford University, who was barred due to alleged terrorism ties which he denies, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said on Wednesday.

He added that the ban had also been lifted for Adam Habib of Johannesburg University, another prominent Muslim scholar.

"As we look at it, we do not think that either one of them represents a threat to the United States," Crowley told a news briefing, adding that the U.S. government hoped to encourage more interaction with the Muslim world.

Great to see the STATE Department vetting terrorism suspects. I guess we'll take their word for it.
4 posted on 01/20/2010 8:55:05 PM PST by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2010/01/tariq-ramadan-now-allowed-to-enter.html

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http://counterterrorismblog.org/2010/01/tariq_ramadan_now_allowed_to_e.php

“Tariq Ramadan Now Allowed to Enter the United States”
By Douglas Farah

SNIPPET: “As noted in this extensive review of Brother Tarik: The Doublespeak of Tarik Ramadan by French journalist Caroline Fourest, the definitive look at Ramadan’s cannon, he is intent on saying one thing to Western audiences while something else to his followers. They often do not match up.

This is typical of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is eager to use the freedoms that would never exist under the caliphate is so desires to create, in order to promote its totalitarian vision. It demands the right to be heard while being unequivocal in its unwillingness to view as equal anyone who does not embrace its view radical Islamism. While it is willing to use the democratic process to achieve its goals, often putting it at odds with militantly violent groups such as al Qaeda, in the end the Brotherhood and Osama bin Laden share an identical vision of what the world should look like under Allah’s rule.”

January 20, 2010 03:06 PM


5 posted on 01/20/2010 8:56:24 PM PST by Cindy
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Previously...

blog:

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2004/12/tariq-ramadan-gives-up-then-tries-again

“Tariq Ramadan Gives Up – Then Tries Again”

by Daniel Pipes
December 14, 2004
updated Jan 20, 2010

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http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2004/08/tariq-ramadan-the-chicago-tribune-and-me

“Tariq Ramadan, the ‘Chicago Tribune,’ and Me”

by Daniel Pipes
August 31, 2004
updated Dec 24, 2004


6 posted on 01/20/2010 9:00:17 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Blackyce

Meanwhile Michael Savage is still waiting to hear from the state dept on his request for help to be allowed to visit England
http://www.theusmat.com/


7 posted on 01/20/2010 9:01:57 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("The best way to punish a province is to let be ruled by a professor ".. Frederick the Great")
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This guy likes to project himself as a moderate and an educator.

NOTE TO HILLARY: A "moderate" Muslim is a Muslim who has run out of ammo.

8 posted on 01/20/2010 9:09:52 PM PST by jmax
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To: Nachum

Another tar baby for this administration. They still don’t get it.


9 posted on 01/20/2010 9:23:08 PM PST by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: Nachum
It may be a little too early yet, but let me just say this to Clinton and the Democrats, viz. the next terrorist attack on US soil - We Told You So!
10 posted on 01/20/2010 9:24:47 PM PST by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


11 posted on 01/20/2010 9:24:54 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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stepping back in time...

http://www.investigativeproject.org/615/book-review-preying-on-western-naivete

“Book Review: Preying on Western Naivete
Caroline Fourest’s Brother Tariq”

by Jeff Breinholt
IPT News
March 2, 2008

SNIPPET: “Shortly after 9/11, I was invited to give a lecture on terrorism to a group of government immigration lawyers, at a conference in St. Louis.”

Note: “Jeff Breinholt is Director of National Security Law at the International Assessment and Strategy Center (www.strategycenter.net). The views in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect those of the Department of Justice.”


12 posted on 01/20/2010 9:32:32 PM PST by Cindy
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blog:

stepping back in time...

http://www.americanthinker.com/2004/05/danger_tariq_ramadan_is_coming.html

May 03, 2004
“Danger: Tariq Ramadan is coming to the US”
By Olivier Guitta

SNIPPET: “But does Notre Dame really know who Ramadan is?

For starters, he is the grandson of Hassan Al Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist terrorist organization born in Egypt in 1928.”

SNIPPET: “Tariq Ramadan was born in 1962 in Switzerland. After first planning a career as a professional soccer player, he eventually gave up the glamorous fantasy life, and settled down in the family business. He decided to follow his father’s footsteps as an Islamic scholar, and became a philosophy/theology teacher in Swiss universities.”

SNIPPET: “In 1991, he went to Cairo to receive the teachings of Islamist professors. Upon his return to Switzerland, he founded the Movement of the Swiss Muslims. His objective was to re—Islamize Muslim youth.”

SNIPPET: “Ramadan is a pragmatist. When he realized that his Swiss venture was not leading him anywhere, he decided to turn to France. There he got the support of the main Muslim organization, the UOIF (Union Des Organisations Islamiques de France), along with the main young Muslim organization UJM (Union des Jeunes Musulmans). His ‘concept’ of Islam as the solution just worked out extremely well among French Muslims youths.”

SNIPPET: “A few days ago, in an interview with French Magazine Le Point, Ramadan very subtly revealed his real beliefs. Hiding behind what the Muslims throughout the world think, Ramadan evoked what he called the ‘interventions of New York, Bali or Madrid’. So, September 11 was not a terrorist attack, it was rather just an ‘intervention.’ Of course, nowhere in this interview did Ramadan condemn terrorism.

What about his links to terrorism?”


13 posted on 01/20/2010 9:42:06 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


14 posted on 01/20/2010 9:58:31 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Cindy
TARIQ RAMADAN : (Son of Said Ramadan) see FR Keywords LUGANO CELL, NOTRE DAME , HOOSIER JIHAD
[GRANDSON OF HASSAN AL BANNA, AN ADMIRER- AND PEN PAL- OF ADOLF HITLER]

1950s : (GENEVA, SWITZERLAND : TARIQ RAMADAN'S FATHER SAID RAMADAN FLEES EGYPT DURING A CRACKDOWN ON MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AND SETTLES IN GENEVA -- SEE MALCOLM X) In the late 1950's, Mr. [Tariq] Ramadan's father, Said, settled in Geneva after fleeing Egypt during a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. ***
Said Ramadan set up an Islamic center that became a European outpost of the Brotherhood, drawing visitors like Malcolm X. --------Mystery of the Islamic Scholar Who Was Barred by the U.S. New York Times ^ | WED October 6, 2004 | DEBORAH SONTAG
[*** My note: ISN'T THAT ABOUT THE SAME TIME SADDAM HUSSEIN FLED EGYPT?]
15 posted on 01/20/2010 10:02:25 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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SEPTEMBER 2006 THU : (US DENIES SWISS CITIZEN TARIQ RAMADAN A VISA -- See ACLU, TERROR CHARITIES, HAMAS, RAMADAN'S SPEECHWRITER DJAMEL BEGHAL ) The U.S. government has banned a prominent Muslim scholar from the United States after accusing him of aiding a terrorist group, though a civil rights lawyer said Monday that the small charitable donation cited as an infraction was a pretext for censorship.*
[* My note: Nonsense- the US cannot possibly "censor" someone who is not inside our borders.]
Janelle Hironimus, a State Department spokeswoman, said a U.S. consular officer last Thursday denied the application by Tariq Ramadan for a temporary business and tourism visa based on new information the government learned about Ramadan. She said it was determined that Ramadan was ineligible to enter the country "based solely on his actions, which constituted providing material support to a terrorist organization." Hironimus said she could not reveal specifics about Ramadan's case due to confidentiality rules regarding visa applications.
The ...[ACLU] said the U.S. government notified Ramadan he was being excluded because he donated about $765 to French and Swiss organizations* that provide humanitarian aid to Palestinians. [* My note: And which would those be?]
The ACLU said the organizations are legitimate charities in France* [*My note: so what? He's not French and neither are we], but the Bush administration contends the groups gave funds to Hamas and has invoked a law allowing it to exclude individuals whom it believes have supported terrorism.
"This case is really about speech," said Jameel Jaffer, an ACLU lawyer. "The government is using the immigration laws as a means of silencing and stigmatizing a prominent critic."
Ramadan, a Swiss citizen and a visiting fellow at Oxford University in England, has said he opposes the U.S. invasion of Iraq and U.S policies in Israel and the Palestinian terrotories [sic], though he has no connections to terrorism, opposes Islamic extremism and promotes peaceful solutions.
On his Web site, Ramadan said in a statement Monday that he brought the donations to the State Department's attention and that the organizations "are not deemed suspect in Europe, where I live."
(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...------ US rejects visa for Muslim scholar AP ^ | 9/25/06 | LARRY NEUMEISTER

The ACLU wants to spin it as just a donation issue but the guy's speech writer was Djamel Beghal. There's no way he didn't know about Beghal's ideology.

16 posted on 01/20/2010 10:20:51 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Re leaving Egypt:

http://97.74.65.51/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=19704


17 posted on 01/20/2010 10:21:33 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy
Thanks, Cindy

"It's still not clear to him or us who turned him down and on what grounds," said the Rev. Edward A. Malloy, president of Notre Dame. "We have no reason to think that he's a mole or an underground instigator. He seems to be an above ground, forthright advocate of what some refer to as moderate Islam and we see him as a really good fit for our peace institute," the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, where Mr. Ramadan was to have held a joint tenured appointment with the classics department. --------Mystery of the Islamic Scholar Who Was Barred by the U.S. [Tariq Ramadan] New York Times ^ | WED October 6, 2004 | DEBORAH SONTAG

18 posted on 01/20/2010 10:28:14 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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A man named Djamel Geghal is mentioned in this artilce - Google Translation - Snippet:

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lamontagne.fr%2Feditions_locales%2Fcreuse%2Fun_islamiste_algerien_rompt_son_assignation_a_residence%40CARGNjFdJSsHHxMNBRU-.html&sl=fr&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010 - 08:07
“An Algerian Islamist breaks his house arrest”

SNIPPET: “Algerian Islamist U n 35, Kamel Daoudi, was sentenced yesterday to six months by the firm Criminal Court Gueret for non-compliance with house arrest.

In 2005 he was sentenced on appeal to six years in prison for conspiracy in connection with a terrorist enterprise for planning an attack against the embassy of the United States in Paris he had served his sentence. Deprived of French nationality after his arrest September 25, 2001 in Leicester, United Kingdom, Kamel Daoudi was under house arrest in a hotel Aubusson since 2008, pending his deportation to Algeria, his homeland.”

SNIPPET: “Born in the town Sedrata Algerian, Kamel Daoudi arrived in France at the age of 5 years. Computer training, he is seduced by the ideas of radical Islam and ends up with Djamel Beghal in training camps in Afghanistan.

After his arrest in Britain, it will appear as a defendant in the trial network Djamel Beghal in March 2005. Both men will be sentenced to ten years imprisonment, Kamel Daoudi was regarded as “religious mentor” of the group. His sentence will be reduced to six years on appeal.”


19 posted on 01/20/2010 10:30:09 PM PST by Cindy
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1999? - 2004 : (TARIQ RAMADAN TRAVELS BACK AND FORTH TO THE USA MORE THAN 30 TIMES IN THIS PERIOD) He has traveled to America without problems more than 30 times in the last five years, he said. These travels included a visit last fall [2003] to the State Department, where he delivered a lecture on European Muslims to diplomats and officials from the F.B.I. and C.I.A., he said. Mr. Ramadan has lectured Scotland Yard officers on European Muslim communities, too. ————Mystery of the Islamic Scholar Who Was Barred by the U.S. [Tariq Ramadan]
New York Times ^ | WED October 6, 2004 | DEBORAH SONTAG


20 posted on 01/20/2010 10:31:59 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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