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  • Hijacker "Given Anthrax Flask By Iraqi Agent"

    10/27/2001 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Fulbright · 30 replies · 821+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/27/01 | Daniel McGrory
    INTELLIGENCE agents from Prague to Swansea are uncovering a trail of clues that point to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq having a hand in al-Qaeda’s terrorist missions. Iraqi ministers have spent the week protesting Baghdad’s innocence to the United Nations, but will not say why some of its diplomats who met Mohammed Atta, one of the suspected September 11 hijackers, disappeared from their European posts after that date. Nor will Baghdad explain why Saddam’s agents were spotted at various times this year with Atta in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Many in the Pentagon are sure Saddam ...
  • Common Core ties to Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

    04/07/2015 10:13:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    “Where did Common Core come from?” is a question I often hear from parents as I travel the country speaking about the Islamic infiltration of America. ... The short answer is that resident Obama’s push for “hope and change” translates into completely transforming America — for the worse. Common Core is but one of many parts of an intricate plan to infiltrate every area of American society with Islam. Which is why, Common Core’s origin and funding came from Qatar, Libya and Saudi Arabia. Globally, Common Core originated from the “One World Education” concept, a global goal orchestrated by the...
  • Obama Cooperates With Grandson of Muslim Brotherhood Founder, Ramadan Exhorts COLONIZING U.S./Canada

    02/01/2015 12:46:23 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 23 replies
    Adina Kutnicki, AZIONIST & CONSERVATIVE Blog ^ | February 1, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    Obama Cooperates With Grandson of Muslim Brotherhood Founder, Ramadan Exhorts COLONIZING U.S./Canada FBO Islam! Commentary By Adina Kutnicki by Adina Kutnicki AS always, one can count on the (w)academic community - intellectual "acanemics" - to propagate the most outrageous falsehoods, all in order to push through their ideological objectives. In fact, historical truth is as valued as soiled toilet paper. INHERENTLY, anti-American/anti-western profs lend "intellectual" cover to Islamic supremacists/jihadists. Dangerous reprobates. BUT when you factor in enumerable Islamists educated in the west, the landscape becomes even more ominous. Deadly. IN this regard, they selectively bare their Islamic fangs before certain...
  • France’s problem: up to half its prisoners are Muslim and the jails are a hotbed for radicalization

    01/09/2015 9:54:50 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 41 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Friday, January 9, 2015 | Graeme Hamilton
    The 27-year-old man photographed in 2009 seemed to represent hope springing from Paris’s desperate suburbs. Part of a work-insertion program, he was about to meet then-French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who was trying to combat high youth unemployment.... The man was Amedy Coulibaly, who was killed Friday after seizing hostages in a Jewish supermarket in Paris, an attack he claimed was in support of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq & Al-Sham. A close associate of Said and Chérif Kouachi, the two brothers who attacked the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo Wednesday, Coulibaly is a symbol of the huge challenges lying ahead...
  • France Submits to Islam (Poll: 70% of the French... expect that France will submit to Islam)

    05/12/2014 8:21:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 12, 2014 | Guy Millière
    Polls show that more than 70% of the French... expect that France will become a country under submission to Islam. Last month, between April 18-21, the Union of Islamic Organizations of France [UOIF], the French branch of the European Council for Fatwa and Research (presided over by Yusuf al Qaradawi) held its thirty-first annual conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris. As usual, jihadist and anti-Semitic books, which are banned in French bookstores but tolerated there, were offered in several booths.As usual also, speakers were invited to deliver fiery speeches. In 2012, the keynote speaker was supposed to be...
  • David Cameron's religious adviser is descended from founders of the 'terrorist' Muslim Brotherhood

    04/09/2014 12:49:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 April 2014 | Martin Beckford
    PM facing embarrassment over links between adviser and Islamist group. Adviser Tariq Ramadan is grandson of Muslim Brotherhood's founder . ... Tariq Ramadan is one of 14 members of the Foreign Office’s Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, chaired by Tory peer Baroness Warsi. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, and was a member of a taskforce set up by Tony Blair after 7/7. But Prof Ramadan, 51, is grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder Hassan al-Banna and his father Said Ramadan was a leading light. ... He was kept out of France in...
  • Zawahiri: Coming To Egypt

    04/01/2013 5:17:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 1, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    Zawahiri: Coming To EgyptPosted By Walid Shoebat On April 1, 2013 @ 12:44 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments Several Egyptian newspapers like Masr Al-Jadeeda, Al-Istiklal and Medan have published the story of a secret meeting in Pakistan between Ayman Zawahiri, the main man of al-Qaeda, and Muhammad Morsi of Egypt. According to the reports, in this meeting Morsi promised to smuggle Zawahiri back to Egypt.The leak came from an investigative report by Bloch Pakistan Newspaper. The paper stated that since Zawahiri had to travel between Pakistan and Afghanistan to remain in hiding, an agreement was reached in secret...
  • 9/11 Mosque Imam Wrote Much of the Guts of Obama's Historic Cairo Speech!

    08/24/2010 6:45:34 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 69 replies
    WebToday ^ | 8-24-10 | WebToday
    WEBTODAY EXCLUSIVE (August 24, 2010)-- QUESTION: Who really was speaking on that historic day of June 4th 2009 in Cairo, Egypt? President Obama or the Imam of the proposed Ground Zero Mosque, Feisal Abdul Rauf? ANSWER: Feisal Abdul Rauf! Link to audio of Rauf's admission The Shoebat Foundation obtained this shocking audio recording of Rauf's own voice boasting in Arabic that Obama’s historic Cairo speech was provided by the Imam and the Cordova Initiative in what the Imam called “The Blue Print” which he said was the solution to the Islamic-American divide. Rauf claimed Chapter 6 of the Imam’s work...
  • In Arab Spring, Obama Finds a Sharp Test (and Fails Utterly)

    09/25/2012 3:15:12 PM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 9/24/2012 | HELENE COOPER and ROBERT F. WORTH
    President Hosni Mubarak did not even wait for President Obama’s words to be translated before he shot back. “You don’t understand this part of the world,” the Egyptian leader broke in. “You’re young.” Mr. Obama, during a tense telephone call the evening of Feb. 1, 2011, had just told Mr. Mubarak that his speech, broadcast to hundreds of thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo, had not gone far enough. Mr. Mubarak had to step down, the president said. Minutes later, a grim Mr. Obama appeared before hastily summoned cameras in the Grand Foyer of the White House. The...
  • Hollande and Sarkozy Trade Insults as Runoff Nears

    04/27/2012 11:36:58 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 26 2012 | STEVEN ERLANGER
       With accusations  of fascism and lying, incompetence and imbecility, the French presidential campaign has been one of the nastiest in memory. One legislator from the governing party even compared the partner of the Socialist challenger to a Rottweiler.    With only a week to go before incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy faces off against the favored candidate, the Socialist François Hollande, the insults are flying. Mr. Sarkozy is trying to make up the gap and win back the votes of the far-right National Front of Marine Le Pen, while Mr. Hollande is trying to stay above the fray with professions of...
  • Killer becomes a 'victim' [fake Muslim victimhood / Tariq Ramadan on M. Merah]

    03/29/2012 3:45:27 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies
    ynet ^ | March 29, 2012 | M. Gerstenfel
    Killer becomes a 'victim' Op-ed: False notion of 'Muslim victimhood' raises its head in wake of Toulouse murders Politically correct European elites and many Muslims have jointly created the perception that all Muslims are victims of the West. Consistent flawed reasoning and false arguments have made this possible. On the basis of the fake "victimhood" platforms created over the years, whitewashers of Toulouse murderer Mohamed Merah are constructing new false images. It is difficult to deny that the three French soldiers, a Jewish teacher and three children whom he killed are victims. Once having paid tribute to them, whitewashers began...
  • Jimmy Carter: Abuse of Women? Blame the Catholics and Southern Baptists

    12/12/2009 1:43:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 110 replies · 2,872+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/11/09 | John-Henry Westen
    MELBOURNE, December 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an address to a gathering sponsored by the World Parliament of Religions (PWR) last Friday, former US President Jimmy Carter has once again blamed traditional religion, particularly Southern Baptists and Roman Catholics, for "creating an environment where violations against women are justified."It is a theme that Carter has successfully used to garner media attention for several years.  Although in a July column in The Observer Carter admits to "not having training in religion or theology," in his address to the PWR Carter appeals to his authority as someone who has "taught Bible lessons...
  • Obama Administration Lifts US Ban on Muslim Brotherhood Leader

    01/28/2011 5:59:11 PM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 144 replies · 1+ views
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | January 28 2011 | Avi Yellin
    The Barack Obama administration has decided to lift a ban preventing Muslim Scholar Professor Tariq Ramadan from entering the United States. Ramadan, an Egyptian currently living in Switzerland, is a leading member of Europe’s Muslim Brotherhood branch and the grandson of the movement’s founder Hassan al-Banna. The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization for Hamas and some of the groups that recently merged into al-Qaeda, including Ayman al Zawahiri’s Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Ramadan was invited to teach at the University of Notre Dame in 2004 but the George W. Bush administration revoked his visa, citing a statute that applies to...
  • One Imam, Multiple Messages (What does Imam Rauf really believe? Here’s the truth beind the man...)

    09/13/2010 6:55:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/13/2010 | Ibn Warraq
    Journalist and author Fareed Zakaria has made some grave accusations against those who oppose the building of the Islamic center near Ground Zero, and has predicated his own approval of the project on the moderateness of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Zakaria wrote that Abdul Rauf “has said one or two things about American foreign policy that strike me as overly critical — but it’s stuff you could read on The Huffington Post any day.” Yes, indeed — you are likely to read similar “stuff” on the Huffington Post, since Rauf has written there. But how can that possibly constitute a...
  • Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America

    02/22/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 30 replies · 1,256+ views
    CI CENTRE ^ | various | CI CENTRE
    Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America  "Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our model; the Koran is our constitution; jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration."  "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." --Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood What the Muslim Brotherhood means for the US: Memo lays bare group's plans to destroy U.S. from within By Ron Dreher, Dallas Morning News   "Our strategy...
  • ISNA Conference Again Features Conspiracy Theories

    07/06/2010 5:15:48 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    SNIPPET: "For the second consecutive year, the Obama Administration honored the annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) with a prominent official to speak on behalf of the President. And, for the second consecutive year, that conference featured false and radical dogma about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and purported Jewish "power" over America." Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/2044/isna-conference-again-features-conspiracy-theories
  • A Tale of Two Ramadans

    04/19/2010 10:51:39 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 166+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 19, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    A Tale of Two Ramadans Bethany Stotts, April 19, 2010 This month academics Tariq Ramadan and Adam Habib, previously banned from the country, returned to visit U.S. soil after the U.S. government waived the original justifications for their exclusion. They had been cast by ivory tower academics, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), among others, as victims of “ideological exclusion” under the Bush Administration. “…I know why I was banned from this country. [It] has nothing to do with my ‘terrorist views’ or my view about violence,” argued Ramadan at an April 8...
  • Reaching Out Quietly to Muslims in America

    04/18/2010 7:56:18 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 27 replies · 1,043+ views
    NYTimes ^ | April 18, 2010 | By ANDREA ELLIOTT
    SNIP The impact of this continuing dialogue is difficult to measure, but White House officials cited several recent government actions that were influenced, in part, by the discussions. The meeting with Ms. Napolitano was among many factors that contributed to the government’s decision this month to end a policy subjecting passengers from 14 countries, most of them Muslim, to additional scrutiny at airports, the officials said. That emergency directive, enacted after a failed Dec. 25 bombing plot, has been replaced with a new set of intelligence-based protocols that law enforcement officials consider more effective. Also this month, Tariq Ramadan, a...
  • Dalia Mogahed: A Muslim George Gallup or Islamist Ideologue?

    04/17/2010 12:59:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 259+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT - IPT NEWS ^ | April 15, 2010 | n/a
    “Dalia Mogahed: A Muslim George Gallup or Islamist Ideologue?” IPT News April 15, 2010 SNIPPET: “Few American Islamists receive the kind of glowing media coverage given to Dalia Mogahed, executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, who is sometimes described as the “most influential person” shaping the Obama Administration’s Middle East message. Mogahed, who claims to have played an important role in the drafting of President Obama’s historic Cairo speech to the Muslim world, was appointed to serve on the President’s Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The council released its final recommendations last month. When European Islamist...
  • Once-barred Muslim scholar arrives in NY for forum ( Tariq Ramadan )

    04/07/2010 7:40:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 501+ views
    trib ^ | April 7, 2010 | LARRY NEUMEISTER ,
    A prominent Muslim scholar banned from the United States for six years returned Wednesday for visits to four cities... "In the name of your fear or mistrust of Muslim-majority countries, you may end up betraying your own values," Tariq Ramadan ... Ramadan said he was happy to be in the U.S. ...to speak on a panel Thursday at The Cooper Union college. "My name has been cleared," he said. The 47-year-old professor at Oxford University in England was permitted to return to the United States after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in January signed orders enabling re-entry for him...
  • Obama Welcomes A Stealth Jihadist

    03/25/2010 1:19:25 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies · 431+ views
    Five years after being barred from the U.S. for making charitable contributions to a group that sent those contributions to the jihad terror group Hamas, internationally renowned Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, often dubbed “the Muslim Martin Luther,” will make his first public appearance in America this April after being permitted to enter the country. The turnabout comes not because Ramadan has been cleared of these charges, but because Secretary of State Clinton has, in the words of State spokesman Darby Holladay, “chosen to exercise her exemption authority for the benefit of Tariq Ramadan.” Holladay disingenuously suggested that the Bush Administration...
  • New Obama Envoy [to Muslim World] Has History Of Engagement With U.S. Muslim Brotherhood

    02/15/2010 5:22:05 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 64 replies · 2,534+ views
    Rashad Hussein, White House official and President Obama’s newly appointed Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, has a history of participation in events connected with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood as well as support for Brotherhood causes, once having called prosecution of the U.S. leader of a Palestinian terrorist organization one of many “politically motivated persecutions.” Mr. Hussain’s official biography states: Rashad Hussain is presently Deputy Associate Counsel to President Obama. His work at the White House focuses on national security, new media, and science and technology issues. Mr. Hussain has also worked with the National Security Staff in...
  • Opening the Door to a Stealth Jihadist

    01/28/2010 1:31:34 PM PST · by La Lydia · 4 replies · 285+ views
    Human Events/Jihad Watch ^ | January 27, 2010 | Robert Spencer
    Five years after being barred from the U.S. for making charitable contributions to a group that sent those contributions to the jihad terror group Hamas, internationally renowned Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, often mislabeled “the Muslim Martin Luther,” is allowed to enter the country again. The turnabout comes not because Ramadan has been cleared of these charges, but because Secretary of State Clinton has, in the words of State spokesman Darby Holladay, “chosen to exercise her exemption authority for the benefit of Tariq Ramadan.” Holladay disingenuously suggested that the Bush Administration had barred Ramadan from the country because of his opposition...
  • Clinton lifts U.S. ban on Muslim scholar

    01/20/2010 8:45:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 87 replies · 1,505+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 1/20/10 | rueters
    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.
  • Dutch sack Muslim scholar over Iran government ties

    08/18/2009 2:30:59 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 740+ views
    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...
  • Court Reverses Ruling Dealing With Visa of Muslim Scholar

    07/20/2009 2:53:10 PM PDT · by dervish · 1 replies · 374+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/17/09 | BENJAMIN WEISER
    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...
  • TARIQ RAMADAN, 'MUSLIMS WANT RESPECT AND HUMIILITY' (Obama read Ramadan's script)

    06/04/2009 9:55:36 PM PDT · by bronxville · 22 replies · 719+ views
    ANSAmed ^ | June 3 2009 | ANSA staff
    MIDEAST: TARIQ RAMADAN, 'MUSLIMS WANT RESPECT AND HUMIILITY' (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. In a statement sent to the press via email, Ramadan underlines how Obama has found himself having to "reverse the legacy" left by George W. Bush and his administration, who did not show "respect...
  • The Pious Fraud - Tariq Ramadan, Islamist and equivocator

    03/02/2008 12:17:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 512+ views
    City Journal ^ | 29 February 2008 | Ibn Warraq
    Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan, by Caroline Fourest; foreword by Denis MacShane (Encounter Books, 262 pp., $23.95) In the 1990s, Western liberals, alarmed at the presence of Islamic fundamentalists in their midst, turned in desperation to Muslims whom they dubbed “reformers” or “modernizers.” They hoped that these figures would have a moderating influence on disaffected Muslim youths who refused to integrate into Western society. One such “reformer” is Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born academic. Ramadan has won the confidence of many in the West, including the British government, which asked him to serve on its task force for...
  • Judge upholds Muslim scholar's U.S. entry ban

    12/20/2007 3:50:20 PM PST · by RDTF · 21 replies · 520+ views
    Reuters ^ | Christine Kearney
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Thursday upheld a government decision to refuse a prominent Swiss Muslim entry into the United States, saying the question of denying visas was best left to the authorities. The United States had revoked the visa of Tariq Ramadan, an academic at Britain's Oxford University and a vocal critic of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and its support of Israel. The State Department initially gave no reason, but later said Ramadan had been barred under a provision of the USA Patriot Act that bars anyone who endorses terrorism. In October the American...
  • NJ's Obscene Invitation

    09/27/2007 10:06:06 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 116+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 26, 2007 | STEPHEN M. FLATOW
    AS the father of a terror victim, I can no longer be shocked by much. And as a New Jerseyan, I'm used to strange goings-on in my state's government. But I was shocked and surprised to I learn that John L. Esposito will be a featured speaker at next week's state Department of Homeland Security confernce on counterterrorism. Esposito teaches at Georgetown University in its His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. To get a sense of the center's purpose, recall that bin Talal is the Saudi prince who shortly after 9/11 blamed the attacks on...
  • Tariq Ramadan detained, charged and ordered to trial in France after insulting a police officer

    03/16/2007 8:51:40 PM PDT · by Stultis · 3 replies · 523+ views
    “Moderate” Muslim Tariq Ramadan was detained, charged and ordered to trial in France after insulting a police officer Tariq Ramadan, the so-called “moderate” Islamic “intellectual”, was briefly detained and charged for “insulting a public agent” on Sunday at Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle International Airport, while in transit to London. From informed police sources, we have learned that when Ramadan tried to enter a prohibited area, a young policewoman stopped him. He began shouting at her and was then taken into police custody; the officer filed a complaint against him. While in custody, he admitted the offense and was ordered...
  • The State Dept. Was Right (To deny Tariq Ramadan a visa)

    10/08/2006 1:44:30 PM PDT · by Republicain · 4 replies · 376+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/08/2006 | Olivier Guitta
    ON SEPTEMBER 20, the State Department denied a visa to Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan on the grounds that he had contributed around 600 euros to a French charity classified as a terrorist organization since 2003 because of its relationship with the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. This latest exclusion follows on the revocation of Ramadan's visa to live and work in the United States while teaching at Notre Dame in 2004, a step taken at the express request of the Department of Homeland Security. While the American Civil Liberties Union and the leftist literary group PEN, among others, present Ramadan as...
  • Why I'm banned in the USA

    10/01/2006 11:00:48 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 85 replies · 2,824+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2006 | Tariq Ramadan
    For more than two years now, the U.S. government has barred me from entering the United States to pursue an academic career... First, I was told that I could not enter the country because I had endorsed terrorism and violated the USA Patriot Act. It took a lawsuit for the government eventually to abandon this baseless accusation. Later, I reapplied for a visa, twice, only to hear nothing for more than a year. Finally, just 10 days ago, after a federal judge forced the State Department to reconsider my application, U.S. authorities offered a new rationale for turning me away:...
  • How Dutch Muslims become radicalised

    08/02/2006 7:25:58 AM PDT · by Republicain · 39 replies · 950+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | 06/16/2006 | Michel Hoebink
    The critical climate towards Islam in the Netherlands has significantly contributed to radicalisation among Dutch Muslim youth. That is the conclusion reached by the authors of a report commissioned by Dutch Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk about the worldviews of radical and democratic Muslims in the Netherlands. After the murder of Theo van Gogh in November 2004, the Dutch parliament asked Minister Verdonk to investigate why Muslims born in the Netherlands opt for radical Islam. Professor Frank Buijs and two other researchers from the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) conducted thorough research on the political orientation of young Dutch...
  • A New Year’s Jihad Retreat (At a Presbyterian Church Campground)

    12/29/2005 5:37:23 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 9 replies · 1,586+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Dec 29, 2005 | Joe Kaufman
    Watching the ball drop, twirling a noisemaker, kissing your sweetheart, and making a resolution that rarely comes to pass -- everyone looks forward to the memory of a new year. But one group will be ringing in the New Year a little differently…through a children’s jihad retreat, with a guest speaker who exalts terrorists and another who is linked to al-Qaeda. The majority of Islamic organizations within the United States have, at one time or another, been cited for their connections to terrorism, whether by support of terror groups or through actual terrorist activity carried out by its members. Two...
  • A Tale of Two Terrorists

    04/26/2006 12:58:17 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 4 replies · 277+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 26, 2005 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The U. S. State Department is still trying to figure out who granted the foreign secretary of the Taliban a visa that enables him to take classes at Yale, where he is now a freshman. At the same time, the State Department stands by the decision of its former chief, Colin Powell, who refused to grant a work visa to a professor from abroad whom Notre Dame wanted to hire. That professor would be Tariq Ramadan, whose grandfather founded the parent group of Hamas. Given the precedent set by the Taliban vet who is now a Son of Eli, the...
  • Judge troubled by government delay in deciding whether Muslim scholar can enter U.S.

    04/14/2006 11:39:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 474+ views
    Santa Barbara News-Press | AP ^ | 4/14/06 | Larry Neumeister
    NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge said he is troubled by government delays in deciding whether a Muslim scholar can enter the United States and may order authorities to make a decision. A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union accuses the government of manipulating the Patriot Act to try to silence Tariq Ramadan, who has been invited to speak in the United States later this month and twice later this year. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty said the State Department seemed to be taking a long time to act on a request by Ramadan last August...
  • Why not to panic on Islam (barflet alert)

    02/07/2006 9:20:16 AM PST · by Tenniel · 21 replies · 888+ views
    UPI ^ | February 7, 2006 | Martin Walker
    Christian Europe is at risk of becoming Eurabia, outbred and overtaken by Islamic immigration, and a crucial battleground on the clash of civilizations that seems to be under way. [...] This alarmist view is fueled by three dangerous and misleading myths [...] that there is any such phenomenon as European Islam[;] that the native Europeans have been so sapped of their reproductive vigor that the higher birth rates of the Muslim immigrants threaten to replace traditionally Christian Europe[;] that this great wave of immigration is necessarily an ominous challenge to Christian Europe...
  • When US bars its door to foreign scholars

    11/22/2005 7:25:22 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 9 replies · 615+ views
    Concern is mounting that the US government is using antiterror laws - namely, the Patriot Act - to revive a now-discredited practice common during the cold war: the prevention of foreign intellectuals who are critical of administration policies from entering the country and sharing their views with Americans. The practice, called ideological exclusion, became illegal in 1990. But a recent lawsuit - brought by the American Association of University Professors, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the PEN American Center under the Freedom of Information Act - is asking the Bush administration to explain its decisions to revoke or deny...
  • Blair backs banned Muslim scholar

    08/31/2005 6:22:22 AM PDT · by thierrya · 7 replies · 345+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 08/31/2005 | Vikram Dodd
    Blair backs banned Muslim scholar Vikram Dodd Wednesday August 31, 2005 The Guardian A Muslim scholar accused by critics of sympathising with violence has been appointed to a government taskforce attempting to root out Islamic extremism in Britain, the Guardian has learned. Professor Tariq Ramadan has been banned from entering the United States and France because of his alleged views supporting violence, allegations he strongly denies. He faced a campaign of vilification from rightwing British newspapers, and last night some saw his inclusion on the group as evidence of the government's willingness to stand up to the tabloids. The taskforce,...
  • Muslim (professor) banned from US offered post at Oxford

    08/27/2005 4:09:14 PM PDT · by dennisw · 34 replies · 755+ views
    expressindia ^ | London, August 27
    London, August 27: A Muslim scholar banned from the United States is to take up a post at Britain's prestigious University of Oxford, his college said today. Tariq Ramadan has been elected to a visiting fellowship (general) at St Antony's College for the coming academic year and is expected to begin work in October. "Professor Ramadan is an internationally-recognised scholar," St Antony's College, Oxford, said in a statement. "He was named by Time magazine as one of 100 innovators of the 21st century for his work on creating an independent European Islam. "He was recently appointed to a prestigious chair...
  • DeNial At DePaul: The Thomas Klocek Affair

    04/15/2005 8:01:25 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 4 replies · 1,636+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | 4/13/2005 | Steven Plaut
    Catholic universities in the United States have in recent years shown a weakness for cultivating far-leftist anti-Semites and haters of America. Perhaps the best known has been Notre Dame, home of the extremist Kroc Institute, which attempted to sponsor Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss Arab with ties to Al Qaeda, for a three-year professorship. But in many ways, DePaul University is even worse. DePaul is a large, if not particularly academically renowned, Catholic college in Chicago, nominally associated with “Congregation of the Mission,” more popularly known as the Vincentians. Until recently, the main cause of controversy surrounding DePaul was its insistence...
  • Swiss Muslims Withstand Media Onslaughts in 2004 (Islamic Apoligists at Work)

    01/02/2005 10:29:08 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 7 replies · 431+ views
    Islam Online ^ | Tamer Abul Einein
    GENEVA, January 2 (IslamOnline.net) – No sooner had Swiss Muslims launched campaigns to clear stereotypes and enter into dialogues to reach out to the non-Muslim citizens during 2004 than right-wing media and newspapers threw a spanner in the earnest works. Swiss Muslims, however, remained determined to ride out the storm and demonstrate to the public that they were an integral part of society. The right-wing, in a nutshell, failed to break their staunch stamina. Day in and day out, headlines like “The Islamic Terror is Coming, “Country Vs. Radicalism”, “Islamists Living With Us,” “Hijab in Parliament” and “Swiss Funds for...
  • Muslim scholar resigns appointment to Notre Dame

    12/14/2004 5:38:46 PM PST · by dennisw · 7 replies · 387+ views
    newsday ^ | December 14, 2004 | Tom Coyne
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A Muslim scholar who was to teach at the University of Notre Dame until his U.S. work visa was revoked because of security concerns has resigned his appointment, the school said today. Tariq Ramadan notified the university on Monday, citing the stress on him and his family from the uncertainty of their situation as the reason for his resignation, said R. Scott Appleby, director of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. "I'm abandoning the idea of moving to the United States," Ramadan told The Associated Press. "I want to maintain my dignity." Ramadan, whose...
  • Muslim scholar resigns from Notre Dame

    12/14/2004 12:36:00 PM PST · by hoosierboy · 80 replies · 1,657+ views
    wndu ^ | 12-14-04
    A Muslim scholar scheduled to teach at the University of Notre Dame next August has decided not to move to the United States. Tariq Ramadan's work visa was revoked as he was getting his family ready to move to the United States. Ramadan has denied accusations he has ties to Islamic militants. Ramadan said the stress on the uncertainty of his family's situation is the reason for his resignation. Ramadan has been teaching in Switzerland, and has gained a popular following among European Muslims.
  • Feeding the crocodiles (Eurabia)

    12/03/2004 5:00:21 AM PST · by thierrya · 10 replies · 846+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 12/ 03/2004 | Jonathan Spyer
    Feeding the crocodiles By Jonathan Spyer The internal peace of the democracies of western Europe is no longer assured. It is threatened by the growing presence, and growing confidence, of the organizations, activists and spokesmen of radical Islam. This is a phenomenon rarely remarked upon in Israel. It may yet have serious and damaging effects on European views of the Middle East conflict. Observe: In July 2004, Ken Livingstone, mayor of London and a Labor Party member, hosted Imam Yusuf Qaradawi on a visit to the city. Qaradawi, an Egyptian with a Muslim Brotherhood background, is a resident of Qatar...
  • Muslim scholar rouses support over visa revocation

    09/22/2004 9:12:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies · 763+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | September 16, 2004 | Patricia Zapor
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A Muslim scholar whose visa to teach at the University of Notre Dame was revoked shortly before the start of the school year has roused the support of Christians and Muslims who say he would add a valuable voice to religious understanding. Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss Islamic theologian, was to have started work at the Catholic university in Indiana in August. In February, he was issued an H-1B visa, a category reserved for professionals. In late July, after his family had already shipped their belongings to Indiana, the State Department revoked the visa and told Ramadan he...
  • US Denies Entry To Yusuf Islam, No Reasons Cited, Islam is to be put on a flight out of America

    09/22/2004 9:54:22 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 16 replies · 703+ views
    Islam Online ^ | September 22, 2004 | Mustafa Abdel-Halim, IOL Staff
    CAIRO, September 22 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – US authorities have denied entry to British Muslim activist Yusuf Islam, formerly known as pop singer Cat Stevens, a move expected to drew ire of British Muslims, who condemned it as outrageous and racist. “This is a strategy by Washington targeting Muslim activists in the West, as no reasons were cited for the decision to deny him access to the country – let alone the fact that Islam is a moderate activist,” Kamal El-Helbawy, a London-based political expert, told IslamOnline.net Wednesday, September 22. A London-to-Washington flight carrying Islam was forced to be...
  • Why Revoke Tariq Ramadan's U.S. Visa?

    08/27/2004 6:48:52 AM PDT · by yonif · 15 replies · 547+ views
    Daniel Pipes ^ | August 27, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    It's not every day that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revokes a visa issued to a Swiss-national scholar scheduled to teach at one of America's premier universities. But this has just happened, and it's a good thing too. The Swiss scholar is Tariq Ramadan. He is Islamist royalty – his maternal grandfather, Hasan al-Banna, founded the Muslim Brotherhood, probably the single most powerful Islamist institution of the twentieth century, in Egypt in 1928. 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. Sa‘id...
  • Why Revoke Tariq Ramadan's U.S. Visa?

    08/27/2004 6:49:06 AM PDT · by hardhead · 4 replies · 453+ views
    danielpipes.org ^ | August 27, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    It's not every day that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revokes a visa issued to a Swiss-national scholar scheduled to teach at one of America's premier universities. But this has just happened, and it's a good thing too. The Swiss scholar is Tariq Ramadan. He is Islamist royalty – his maternal grandfather, Hasan al-Banna, founded the Muslim Brotherhood, probably the single most powerful Islamist institution of the twentieth century, in Egypt in 1928. 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. Sa‘id...