Swiss born Islamist professor, Tariq Ramadan, was given ample time to try assuage any doubts about his role as an arbitrator between the Islamic community and Europe. As Yoda would say; “smooth talker he was“, but he didn’t pass the BS test for Islamist intellectuals passing themselves off as modernists, he talked a good game though.
Asked about his views on terrorist violence done in the name of Islam, the Islamist professor (grandson of Hasan al-Banna, founder of the most influential international Islamist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood) cleverly denounces it outright, calling it “entirely unislamic” (an entirely untrue claim) and then targets Christianity and the US as being equally to blame for ‘terrorist violence’ (another disengenuous claim); Tariq: ….”just look what the US is doing in Iraq“….
There is of course a world of difference in getting rid of a ruthless tyrant, (didn’t hear Tariq Ramadan lambasting Saddam’s vicious rule while he reigned) and murderous terrorists bent on restoring their version of utopia no matter what the cost.
When confronted with a poll that showed 15% of Muslims living in the UK support terrorist violence against civilians, Ramadan condemns their views, but then explains it away with the following; Tariq: “ …….their views must be understood within the context of their perspectives, how they view Iraq, Palestine ect…….”
Using his twisted logic, the German National Socialists should be understood or sympathized with, due to their perspectives of how they were victimized by the Allied Powers during WWI, or on how they perceived Jews in general…….
Tariq Ramadan is trickster and a con-man for the Muslim Brotherhood, whose aim is to try and get the West to swallow an Islamist agenda. In his answer to the question about his own personal controversy, ties to violent groups ect., he answers nothing, feigning innocence and victim hood. Tariq: “where is the evidence, people reviewing my record on the ground find nothing in the charges.
VICTIMHOOD; he continues: “Being a Muslim is controversial, Islam is controversial, so therefore when I give my message, I am told what the Jews were told in the 30’s…..we don’t trust you”
Nice try ‘slicko’, but it doesn’t wash. Jews in the 30’s did nothing to earn the suspicion of their neighbors, for centuries they have had to endure bigotry and violence solely because of who they were, the convenient minority to place all of the world’s ills upon. The Muslim world on the other hand, has not made their voices well enough to be heard by the rest of society that an intolerant version of Islam will not be tolerated. That any terrorist violence against ANYONE, including Jews/Israelis, is totally unacceptable. The repeated story of collusion between Muslim communites and terrorists has done little to reduce non-Muslim fears about Islam.
As for Tariq Ramadan’s claim of innocence to charges of his own collusion with terrorism (my case in point), here is a brief summory By Dr.Daniel Pipes of his activities:
He has praised the brutal Islamist policies of the Sudanese politician Hassan Al-Turabi. Mr. Turabi in turn called Mr. Ramadan the “future of Islam.”
Mr. Ramadan was banned from entering France in 1996 on suspicion of having links with an Algerian Islamist who had recently initiated a terrorist campaign in Paris.
Ahmed Brahim, an Algerian indicted for Al-Qaeda activities, had “routine contacts” with Mr. Ramadan, according to a Spanish judge (Baltasar Garzón) in 1999.
Djamel Beghal, leader of a group accused of planning to attack the American embassy in Paris, stated in his 2001 trial that he had studied with Mr. Ramadan.
Along with nearly all Islamists, Mr. Ramadan has denied
that there is “any certain proof” that Bin Laden was behind 9/11.
He publicly refers
to the Islamist atrocities of 9/11, Bali, and Madrid as “interventions,” minimizing them to the point of near-endorsement.
And here are other reasons, dug up by Jean-Charles Brisard, a former French intelligence officer doing work for some of the 9/11 families, as reported in Le Parisien
Intelligence agencies suspect that Mr. Ramadan (along with his brother Hani) coordinated a meeting at the Hôtel Penta in Geneva for Ayman al-Zawahiri, deputy head of Al-Qaeda, and Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind sheikh, now in a Minnesota prison. Mr. Ramadan’s address appears in a register of Al Taqwa Bank, an organization the State Department accuses of supporting Islamist terrorism. More here about Tariq Ramadan
Video of interview is still available here, but not for long. Click first line and view from midway on.