Keeping this fundamentalist Muslim double-tongued troublemaker outside of the U.S., is the least one could ask for. It denies him the legitimacy that he craves.
When asked if car bombings against U.S. forces in Iraq were legitimate, Professor Ramadan responded that “Iraq was colonized by the Americans. The resistance against the army is just.”
Tariq Ramadan: The Case of the Grand Deception
How easily an Islamic militant fooled the U.S. media
By Steven Emerson
No case illustrates the murderous deception of Western society by Islamic militants more than the recent episode involving Tariq Ramadan, the Swiss professor who was denied a visa to teach at Notre dame. His supporters in the U.S. rallied vigorously around Mr. Ramadan, protesting with total moral certitude the politically outrageous move by the U.S. government to muzzle a Muslim “moderate”. The coalition to defend Ramadan included The New York Times, The Washington Post, academic boards around the country, Islamic advocacy groups and human rights groups. Their near unanimous message was that Mr. Ramadan was a genuine “moderate” and “Islamic pluralist”, but that even if one disagreed with some of his statements, Mr. Ramadan surely should have been entitled to have his ideas debated in the great free marketplace of ideas of the American campus.
Miraculously, the coalition of high priests of political correctness, Wahabi groups masquerading as pluralists, and the elite censors of fair and balanced journalism did not prevail. Mr. Ramadan was not given a visa and soon, in an act of righteous indignation, refused to reapply for another visa.
Even after the murderous actions by Islamic militants on 9-11 in the U.S., and in fact in carrying out or planning terrorist operations in more than 90 countries between 1990 and 2003, the American intelligentsia in a devilish collusion with radical Islamic groups hiding under false veneer, have managed to perpetrate the grand deception of militant Islam: pretending to be moderate (small d) democrats, pluralists, and victims of hate. Radical Islamic groups have continued to invert reality, turning facts on their head, in a stunning ability to anoint themselves as the victims of hate as opposed to the murderous reality that they are the progenitors of hate.
Where else could radical Islamic leaders like Yousef Al Qardawi, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who calls for killing Jews (not just Israelis but Jews) and Americans (not just occupiers), be described as “moderate” or a pro-western “reformer” or variations of this theme (Washington Post, The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times)? Where else could one hear that Jihad was a “beautiful” concept, as was broadcast recently on National Public Radio, devoid of any violent or militant meaning? NPR’s commentator was the daughter of an Islamic American leader who justified the killing of Robert Kennedy–a fact NPR withheld from its listeners but paled in comparison to its brazen willingness to air a de facto commercial for al Qaeda–with the commentator ending her Islamist (tax-payer subsidized) infomercial with the following line: “Someday, I hope ‘jihad’ will find its way back into our lexicon, when it can be used properly, in sentences like ‘She’s on a jihad to achieve the American Dream.’”