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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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To: piasa; Jet Jaguar; Squantos; Oorang

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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To: piasa

BTTT


21 posted on 01/20/2010 10:34:03 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Nachum
You can see why the leftists are so infatuated with him... they will suck down anything that tastes like Marx:

In his campus visits, however, Mr. Ramadan's dynamic teaching style made a powerful impression, said R. Scott Appleby, director of the Kroc institute. Notre Dame was looking for a scholar who could "lead us into interreligious dialogue and intrareligious dialogue and religious-secular dialogue," Mr. Appleby said. Mr. Ramadan's approach "was rooted in a kind of spirituality and a scholarly method that was innovative and original and very fruitful. "He has developed his own philosophy, his own synthesis of the West and Islam," Mr. Appleby continued, "drawing from Nietzsche on the one hand and Islamic philosophers on the other. He has critiques of capitalism and globalization, integrated into Islamic ideas. At the same time, he is challenging Islam to become more universalist, to embrace democracy, to help shape democracy. " --------Mystery of the Islamic Scholar Who Was Barred by the U.S. [Tariq Ramadan] New York Times ^ | WED October 6, 2004 | DEBORAH SONTAG

22 posted on 01/20/2010 10:34:27 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/01/21/Once-barred-Muslim-scholar-may-enter-US/UPI-60531264053917/

“Once barred, Muslim scholar may enter U.S.”
Published: Jan. 21, 2010 at 1:05 AM

SNIPPET: “SNIPPET: “LONDON, Jan. 21 (UPI) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has lifted a six-year old ruling denying a visa for a Muslim scholar to enter the United States, the State Department said.

The department invoked the Patriot Act in 2004 when it revoked the visa of Tariq Ramadan, accusing him of contributing financially to a charitable organization the United States said was linked to terrorists. Clinton Wednesday signed an order allowing Ramadan to apply for a new visa, The New York Times reported.”


23 posted on 01/20/2010 10:35:36 PM PST by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/muslimbrotherhood/index


24 posted on 01/20/2010 10:40:42 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Djamel Beghal (also transliterated as Jamel Beghal and Djamel Begal) is a French Algerian and alleged Al-Qaida member.
Beghal had once lived in London and attended the Finsbury Park mosque along with Richard Reid, Zacarias Moussaoui, Nizar Trabelsi, the Courtailler brothers, and other Al-Qaida suspects.


25 posted on 01/20/2010 10:41:43 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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in post no. 20 you said he “lectured Scotland Yard...”

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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/scotlandyard/index

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Quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2148906/posts

U.K.: Counterterror advisor to Metropolitan Police is on Interpol wanted list
TIMES ONLINE via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | December 15, 2008 | n/a
Posted on December 15, 2008 3:17:34 AM PST by Cindy

A man wanted by Interpol for his links to an alleged terrorist organisation has been advising Scotland Yard on countering Muslim extremism, a Times investigation has discovered.

Mohamed Ali Harrath has been the subject of the Interpol red notice since 1992 because of his alleged activities in Tunisia, where he co-founded the Tunisian Islamic Front (FIT).

Tunisia has accused Mr Harrath, the chief executive officer of the Islam Channel in Britain and an adviser to the Scotland Yard Muslim Contact Unit, of seeking help from Osama bin Laden. It says that the FIT wants to establish “an Islamic state by means of armed revolutionary violence”. Mr Harrath has been convicted in absentia of numerous criminal and terrorism-related offences by Tunisian courts and sentenced to 56 years in prison. Tunisia is an ally of the West in the fight against terrorism but is regarded by critics as a police or one-party state. Its secular Government regards those who advocate an Islamic state as a threat to its stability.

(Excerpt) Read more at jihadwatch.org ...


26 posted on 01/20/2010 10:44:42 PM PST by Cindy
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To: piasa

“...Finsbury Park mosque...”

The mosque that keeps on giving.


27 posted on 01/20/2010 10:45:42 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Well put.


28 posted on 01/20/2010 10:46:45 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: piasa
from your post no. 22 - Snippet - Quote:


Mr. Ramadan's approach "was rooted in a kind of spirituality and a scholarly method that was innovative and original and very fruitful. "He has developed his own philosophy, his own synthesis of the West and Islam," Mr. Appleby continued, "drawing from Nietzsche on the one hand and Islamic philosophers on the other. He has critiques of capitalism..."

29 posted on 01/20/2010 10:49:39 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Jet Jaguar

Yep, sad to say.


30 posted on 01/20/2010 10:50:02 PM PST by Cindy
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To: piasa

ADDING to your post no. 25:

ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/finsburypark/index?tab=articles

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/finsburyparkmosque/index?tab=articles


31 posted on 01/20/2010 10:51:50 PM PST by Cindy
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This led up to the US embassy plot in Paris in which Djamal Beghal was also involved :

OCTOBER 2000 : (EUROPE : BELGIUM : DIAMOND HEIST AT ZAVENTUM NATIONAL AIRPORT; NIZAR TRABELSI {See BELGIUM CELL, US EMBASSY PARIS PLOT, DRUG & DIAMOND TRAFFICKING} IS INVOLVED --- See AL-QAEDA, BELGIUM CELL , NETHERLANDS/ROTTERDAM CELL) Thieves steal five trunks of diamonds in a hold-up on the tarmac of Brussels airport, as staff were preparing to transfer the diamonds, valued at 6.5 million euro (US$10.93 million) to a Lufthansa flight from Brussels to Frankfurt. Later, VTM television in 2001 said Belgian investigators believe the haul by four robbers of five trunks of diamonds at Brussels airport had gone to fund al-Qaeda and Afghanistan's former Taliban regime. It said the investigators believed Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian arrested late in 2001 in Brussels and suspected of planning an attack on the US embassy in Paris, was linked to the robbery. The raids were carried out in Brussels and the nearby towns of Vilvoorde, Wavre and Nivelles, VTM said. Investigators later carried out raids on Islamists as part of an inquiry into the robberies of diamonds. --?
********
********** Nizar Trabelsi was already known for his activities tied to drugs and diamond trafficking and according to some sources a large sum of money was transferred to Afghanistan through him at a date close to the heist.===== ------- "The European Terrorism Review for July 2002 - Part Two," AFI Intelligence Briefing  - 5th July 2002   RICHARD BENNETT MEDIA From our Belgian correspondent, a leading European Intelligence analyst, NJV – nnjv_risk@btopenworld.com - http://www.nnjv.btinternet.co.uk/OWLOSINTmain.htm

SEPTEMBER 13, 2001 : (BELGIUM : INVESTIGATORS FIND CHEMICAL FORMULA FOR MAKING A BOMB IN NIZAR TRABELSI'S APARTMENT; THE FORMULA INCLUDES HYDRAZINE ) Moreover, hydrazine was also one of the products on Nizar Trabelsi's notorious "shopping list". Two days after the 11 September attacks, investigators found in Trabelsi's apartment a chemical formula for making a bomb. He would also use hydrazine for his bomb, it emerged from the formula. - "BELGIAN PROBE LINKS POWDER SCARE TO IRAQ WAR OR TERROR TRIAL," from the De Standaard web site, Groot-Bijgaarden, in Dutch, 5 Jun 03 via BBC Monitoring International Reports June 5, 2003

MARCH 2002 : (ABU ZUBAYDA IS CAPTURED - See US EMBASSY-PARIS PLOT, NIZAR TRABELSI) [Nizar] Trabelsi was allegedly to serve as the suicide bomber in the [US] embassy [-Paris] plot. The prosecution claimed the plot to attack the U.S. Embassy was concocted in Afghanistan with leading al Qaeda lieutenant Abu Zubaydah, who was captured in March 2002. ---------- "France Convicts 6 In Terror Plot," AP via CBSNews.com, PARIS, March 15, 2005, http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/03/15/world/main680273.shtml

NOVEMBER 2002 : (REPORT : -- See BELGIUM, US EMBASSY PLOTS, MILBASEPLOTS) An al-Qa'eda terrorist has confessed that he planned to drive a giant explosive device into a United States air force bunker in Belgium believed to contain nuclear warheads. News of the plot came as America gave warning that a broadcast thought to contain the words of Osama bin Laden foreshadowed a likely attack. The FBI said national landmarks, the aviation, oil and nuclear industries were possible targets.
In an interview with a Belgian radio station, Nizar Trabelsi, 31, a Tunisian former professional footballer, said he had hoped to attack the Kleine Brogel base in eastern Belgium with a bomb similar to those used to blow up the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. The base includes a munitions store and is said by anti-nuclear groups to contain 20 free-fall nuclear bombs.
"I am guilty, I will have to pay for it. What I did is not good, but I had no choice," he said in the radio interview from his cell. When asked by RTBF, the Belgian public radio station, if Kleine Brogel was his target he replied: "Yes, exactly."
His confession marked the first known al-Qa'eda plot to attack a nuclear target in Europe. Since September 11 last year security at nuclear installations has been strengthened across the continent, with some civil sites guarded by missile systems.
The former German league player lived in London in the late 1990s and listened to sermons from the Islamic cleric Abu Qatada, who has been linked to al-Qa'eda. When arrested last year [2001] he was suspected of involvement in an al-Qa'eda plot to attack the American embassy in Paris. Trabelsi said he had met bin Laden during a visit to Afghanistan.--------(AL QAEDA) Terrorist planned nuclear base raid The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 16, 2002 | Philip Delves Broughton

DECEMBER 2007 : (BELGIUM : INVESTIGATION BEGINS AFTER INTERCEPTION OF TERRORIST PLANS TO HELP AL QAEDA-IN-BELGIUM LEADER NIZAR TRABELSI ESCAPE FROM PRISON --See BELGIUM CELL, MALIKA AL-AROUD, US EMBASSY-PARIS PLOT) The investigation by Belgian authorities began in Dec. 2007, following interception of plans to help convicted al Qaeda in Belgium leader Nizar Trabelsi escape from jail. Police say they concentrated their probe on a group of Belgian Islamic extremists who traveled to either Afghanistan or Pakistan to participate in combat and undergo training and who are “closely linked” to “important al Qaeda figures.””----“Belgians Arrest 14 In Terror Raids” CBSNEWS, DECEMBER 12, 2008 --Posted by Sheila MacVicar| December 11, 2008, 7:21 AM, http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/12/11/world/worldwatch/entry4661854.shtml 8 posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008 10:28:13 PM by Cindy | To 5

But of course Mr. Ramadan had no idea that his speech writer was involved in this sort of thing.

32 posted on 01/20/2010 10:52:20 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Cindy

Wow. Hadn’t seen that one yet.


33 posted on 01/20/2010 10:54:27 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Cindy

Like the good folks at the Dar al Hijrah mosque in Falls Church...


34 posted on 01/20/2010 10:56:41 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Nachum
Ramadan likes to play the role of the victim and moderate but instead of talking moderation where it needs to be spoken - into the faces of the radicals in the Middle East- he spends all of his time trying to preaching to the western world.

If he was truly a moderate he wouldn't be trying to get into a position where he can lecture US college students. He would be trying to persuade muslim students not to blow themselves up.

35 posted on 01/20/2010 11:07:42 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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“But of course Mr. Ramadan had no idea that his speech writer was involved in this sort of thing.”

Of course.


36 posted on 01/20/2010 11:10:13 PM PST by Cindy
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To: piasa

Yep.


37 posted on 01/20/2010 11:12:29 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Nachum
More Dopey Hopey Changey ...

(ANSAmed) - ROME, JUNE 3 - According to the controversial Swiss intellectual and Islam scholar, Tariq Ramadan, a "change in attitude" and "effective and necessary action", a "real and profound message of respect" but above all "humility" are what the Muslim world expects in the keynote speech that USA President Barack Obama will be making tomorrow in Cairo.... Thus, "the first thing that can be expected" is that, by talking to the Muslim world, he will also be talking to the "US and the West". Ramadan confirmed that during the first few months of his presidency Obama "has shown respect for Islam, announced the closure of Guantanamo and an end to torture, and adopted a firm stance against the Israeli government with regard to the building of settlements". ------"TARIQ RAMADAN, 'MUSLIMS WANT RESPECT AND HUMIILITY'" ANSAmed ^ | June 3 2009 | ANSA staff

38 posted on 01/20/2010 11:12:36 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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Lots of prominent moderate Muslims are also accusing Ramadan of double talk and hijacking Islam for a dangerous project. Most of his detractors are coincidentally Muslim. For instance, the head of the French Muslim Council and head of the Paris Mosque, Dalil Boubakeur, declared recently, “when one invites Tariq Ramadan, it is not to listen to what Allah and the angels said; Ramadan is the vehicle of fundamentalist Islam.”——— “Tariq Ramadan is not a victim,” by Olivier Guitta, The American Thinker, December 22nd, 2004
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles.php?article_id=4119


39 posted on 01/20/2010 11:13:39 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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Off Thread Topic - Quote - Snippets:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2431684/posts?page=12#12

To: Cindy

Culture must be expelled if it conflicts with islam

Then why is she studying at a university, an idea created by Westerners? Why is she living off the benefits of a Western country? Islam couldn’t exist with the power it currently does without leeching off the inventions of Western infidels.

12 posted on January 19, 2010 5:01:21 PM PST by G8 Diplomat
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OPINION:

Universities are notorious for attracting people with various agendas (ie communists, socialists, islamists, etc.).

Universities are also fertile recruiting grounds — like prisons.

13 posted on January 19, 2010 5:10:51 PM PST by Cindy


40 posted on 01/20/2010 11:13:55 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-41827920090818

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Note: The following post is a quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2318988/posts

Dutch sack Muslim scholar over Iran government ties
Reuters ^
Posted on August 18, 2009 2:30:59 PM PDT by nuconvert

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch city of Rotterdam and its university have fired Swiss Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan as an adviser to the city over his involvement with groups that detractors say hurt his role as an expert on integration issues.

Ramadan is a visiting professor of theology at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ second-largest city.

Rotterdam’s mayor is Ahmed Aboutaleb, a Muslim who was formerly junior minister for social affairs and who has vowed to ease tensions between the city’s native Dutch and a growing immigrant population.

Ramadan was criticized after media reported last week he was hosting a weekly television show on broadcaster Press TV, which Rotterdam says is financed by the Iran government.

(Excerpt) Read more at in.reuters.com ...


41 posted on 01/20/2010 11:17:28 PM PST by Cindy
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To: kristinn; Kaslin; knighthawk; Steelfish; Schnucki; sonofstrangelove; backhoe

ping


42 posted on 01/20/2010 11:21:35 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy; piasa

The Ramadan dude represents the pseudo-scholarly convergence of the “Muslim Brotherhood” of his grandfather, and the depraved, wistful longing for an Islamo-Euro union which drives out Christianity:


“Had Charles Martel not been victorious at Poitiers — already, you see, the world had fallen into the hands of the Jews, so gutless a thing is Christianity! then we should in all probability have been converted to Mohammedenism, that cult which glorifies the heroism and which opens up the Seventh Heaven to the bold warrior alone. Then the Germanic races would have conquered the world. Christianity alone prevented them from doing so.”

Adolf Hitler
28 August 1942
Hitler’s Table Talk 1941-44, page 667
translated by N Cameron and R H Stevens, 1953


43 posted on 01/20/2010 11:24:54 PM PST by Enchante (Hey Marsha -- you're no Ted Kennedy! ...not even Patches Kennedy! maybe Keith Olberman in drag!!)
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To: piasa

ADDING to your post #38 a link — for archival purposes:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2369871/posts


44 posted on 01/20/2010 11:26:08 PM PST by Cindy
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To: SJackson

ping


45 posted on 01/20/2010 11:36:42 PM PST by Cindy
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To: piasa

Previously...

Note: The following posts are a quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2296949/posts

Court Reverses Ruling Dealing With Visa of Muslim Scholar
NY Times ^ | 7/17/09 | BENJAMIN WEISER
Posted on July 20, 2009 2:53:10 PM PDT by dervish

A federal appeals court in Manhattan on Friday reversed a lower-court ruling that had allowed the government to bar a prominent Muslim scholar from entering the United States on the ground that he had contributed to a charity that had connections to terrorism.

The scholar, Tariq Ramadan, 46, a Swiss academic, was to become a tenured professor at the University of Notre Dame, but the Bush administration revoked his visa in 2004 and again denied him a visa in 2006. The government cited evidence that from 1998 to 2002, he donated about $1,300 to a Swiss-based charity that the Treasury Department later categorized as a terrorist organization because it provided money to Hamas, the militant Palestinian group.

‘snip’

In its ruling on Friday, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [Sotomayer’s court] held unanimously that the government was required to “confront Ramadan with the allegation against him and afford him the subsequent opportunity to demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that he did not know, and reasonably should not have known, that the recipient of his contributions was a terrorist organization.”

‘snip’

“The government, in barring Professor Ramadan, had first offered no explanation, and then cited a provision of the Patriot Act that allows for the exclusion of foreigners who use “a position of prominence within any country to endorse or espouse terrorist activity.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...

TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror; Click to Add Topic
KEYWORDS: hamas; patriotact; tariqramadan; wot; Click to Add Keyword
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h/t Atlas Shrugs.
Terror Finance Blog

http://www.terrorfinance.org/the_terror_finance_blog/2006/09/us_visa_denied_.html

Why Revoke Tariq Ramadan’s U.S. Visa?

Daniel Pipes

http://www.danielpipes.org/2043/why-revoke-tariq-ramadans-us-visa

1 posted on July 20, 2009 2:53:10 PM PDT by dervish


46 posted on 01/20/2010 11:56:24 PM PST by Cindy
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stepping back in time...

http://www.terrorfinance.org/the_terror_finance_blog/2006/09/us_visa_denied_.html

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All Press Releases for September 18, 2006

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/09/prweb438947.htm

“Terror Finance Expert Exposes New Information about Tariq Ramadan’s Links to Terrorism”


47 posted on 01/21/2010 12:08:12 AM PST by Cindy
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Off Thread Topic - Trivia:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/823702/posts

“Clinton is No. 1 pick to lead Oxford”
Chicago Sun Time/ Daily Telegraph ^ | 01/16/03 | PETER FOSTER
Posted on January 16, 2003 6:17:17 AM PST by prisoner6

“Clinton is No. 1 pick to lead Oxford”
January 16, 2003
BY PETER FOSTER

SNIPPET: “LONDON—Bill Clinton has emerged as the overwhelming favorite among Oxford undergraduates to succeed the late Roy Jenkins as chancellor of the university.”


48 posted on 01/21/2010 12:14:10 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

According to that last link he’s connected to al Taqwa bank and to Hassan al Tourabi of Sudan.


49 posted on 01/21/2010 1:04:16 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

I would print out that page, except I don’t know if it’s allowed or not.

#

Here’s a related link:

http://www.terrorfinance.org/the_terror_finance_blog/2006/09/tariq_ramadan_n.html


50 posted on 01/21/2010 1:12:16 AM PST by Cindy
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