Un-Barred! Tariq Ramadan in New York City

Posted by John Rosenthal

In what was billed as “his first U.S. appearance since the Bush administration barred him from the country in 2004,” Tariq Ramadan spoke last night to a nearly full house at the Great Hall of the Cooper Union in New York City. The main purpose of the event appeared to be for the sponsoring organizations [...]

Would Tariq Ramadan “Betray” His Grandfather, Hassan Al-Banna?

Posted by John Rosenthal

It has often been pointed out that Tariq Ramadan is the grandson of Hassan Al-Banna: the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, the pivotal organization in the history of Islamic fundamentalism. And it has at least just as often been pointed out that this should not matter, since, after all, no one chooses their parents and [...]

Tariq Ramadan, Non-Violent Man of Peace

Posted by John Rosenthal

[Originally posted at www.trans-int.blogspot.com] Pt I: Stoning and the Non-Violent Man of Peace The NYTimes October 6 piece on the Muslim academic Tariq Ramadan and the visa difficulties that are currently preventing him from taking up a teaching post at Notre Dame University (“Mystery of the Islamic Scholar Who Was Barred by the U.S.”) is [...]