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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Canada: Secular Muslims Comment on Tarik Ramadan's doublespeak

Tariq Ramadan (at table, right) speaking in Ox...Tariq Ramadan, at table, speaking in Oxford. Image via Wikipedia
Salim Mansur on National Post:
Tariq skilfully works to reassure the West he is a Muslim reformer at home politically and culturally in Europe, and Islam is as much Western as a result of Muslim immigration in recent decades as is Christianity and Judaism. He speaks in the tongue of Montesquieu and Rousseau, and invites his Western liberal audience to extend the same courtesy of recognition and respect to Muslims as Christians and Jews. But as the grandson of Al-Banna he speaks to his Muslim audiences the language of his grandfather and father, promotes Islamism and questions the faith of those Muslims who reject it unconditionally. Moreover as a protégé and ally of the Qatar-based MB leader Sheikh al-Qaradawi – notorious for his 2003 Islamist ruling that suicide attacks against Israelis are lawful – Tariq has much dissembling to do to confound his Western audience.

Caroline Fourest, a French journalist who has studied the written and spoken words of Tariq over several years, has written the most detailed biography titled Frere Tariq (an English translation as Brother Tariq is now available). Fourest’s work is invaluable in revealing the adroitness of Tariq hoodwinking Western politicians and journalists, and making them accomplices of MB’s strategy to be recognized as the sole authoritative representative of Islam while spreading Islamism among Muslims in the West.

Tariq counters the charge of doublespeak is evidence of Islamophobia (fear of Islam) in the West. He is abetted in this by the politics of multiculturalism and political correctness, and what is considered to be the requirements of diplomacy between the West and the Muslim world, especially the oil-producing Arab states.

But Muslims with tragic experiences of devastations wrought by Islamism are keenly aware of Tariq’s doublespeak as he engages in family business. Doublespeak and dissembling are the effects when someone strives to reconcile the irreconcilable as Tariq does in insisting on the compatibility of liberal democracy based on individual rights with the requisites of shariah-based rule.


It is truly bizarre that America’s liberal-left organizations sponsored Tariq Ramadan to speak within the hallowed walls of the Cooper Union. How bizarre this is would be to imagine a descendant of Jefferson Davis invited to speak in defence of his confederacy politics from where Lincoln spoke. And the situation is compounded when Islamist organizations, such as the Muslim Association of Canada, invite Tariq to speak at fund-raising events as those recently held in Ottawa and Montreal.
From Canadian blog Poste de Vieille, several Muslims speak on Islamist Tarik Ramadan. Really interesting videos. MUST SEE.
Tarek Fatah: Journalist and TV host, author of "Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State". In 2007, Canada's National Press Club and the Canadian Newspaper Association honored Fatah with the Press Freedom Award. In 2007, he was selected by Macleans Magazine as one of Canada's fifty most well known and respected personalities, from journalists to politicians, offering their comments on the issues of the day.

“Welcoming” Tariq Ramadan, the Islamist (2/5) - Tarek Fatah
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Salim Mansur PhD: An Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, he contributes to numerous publications where he presents analysis on the Muslim world, Islam, South Asia, Middle East and foreign policy. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Islamic Pluralism based in Washington, D.C. and a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Coalition for Democracies. He has been an academic consultant with the Center for Security Policy (Washington D.C) and CIDA and the author of Islam's Predicament Perspectives Of A Dissident Muslim


“Welcoming” Tariq Ramadan, the Islamist (4/5) - Salim Mansur
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Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is the President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD). Dr. Jasser is the immediate-Past President of the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) and also chairs the Bioethics Committee for Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Dr. Jasser has participated in a number of academic panels and given a number of speeches on Islam, Islamism, and democracy at the Hudson Institute. He is one of the moderate, anti-Islamist Muslims featured in the controversial PBS film, Islam v Islamists produced by ABG


“Welcoming” Tariq Ramadan, the Islamist (1/5) - Zuhdi Jasser
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Nasser Khader: A member of the Parliament of Denmark, a Danish citizen of Syro-Palestinian origin and the founder of Muslim Democrats of Denmark. In 2006, he received the Prize for Freedom of Expression Award by the Jyllandsposten (the Danish newspaper that published the Muhammad). In 2007, he received the International Prize Committee Laïcity Republic, France.


“Welcoming” Tariq Ramadan, the Islamist (3/5) - Naser Khader
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Background:
  1. Clinton lifts ban on Ramadan.
  2. Ramadan allowed entry.
  3. Ramadan: "Let's not talk about Muslims integrating".

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