Skip to comments.Clinton lifts U.S. ban on Muslim scholar
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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“The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report”
“BREAKING NEWS: U.S. State Department Lifts Ban On Tariq Ramadan
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 governmenthas hailed the decision is a major victory for civil liberties in the United States.”
“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
“Tariq Ramadan Gives Up Then Tries Again”
by Daniel Pipes
December 14, 2004
updated Jan 20, 2010
“Tariq Ramadan, the ‘Chicago Tribune,’ and Me”
by Daniel Pipes
August 31, 2004
updated Dec 24, 2004
Meanwhile Michael Savage is still waiting to hear from the state dept on his request for help to be allowed to visit England
NOTE TO HILLARY: A "moderate" Muslim is a Muslim who has run out of ammo.
Another tar baby for this administration. They still don’t get it.
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stepping back in time...
“Book Review: Preying on Western Naivete
Caroline Fourest’s Brother Tariq”
by Jeff Breinholt
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.”
stepping back in time...
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 reIslamize 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?”
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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.
Re leaving Egypt:
"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
A man named Djamel Geghal is mentioned in this artilce - Google Translation - Snippet:
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.”
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  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
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