Sunday, October 01, 2006

Tariq Ramadan: Little pig, little pig, let me in!

Islamic supremacist Tariq Ramadan has an op-ed piece in the Washington Post today, a really whiny, woe-is-me monologue over the US government's decision not to allow him entry into the United States so he can invite us all to Islam.

If all you knew about Tariq Ramadan was from this source you might think, "well, why not let him in?". Needless to say, Ramadan leaves out a few important details about himself. Besides being the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, a quick search of Little Green Footballs provides a treasure trove of, well let's just say less attractive tidbits on this "moderate Muslim".

In one LGF item, Charles Johnson cites a UPI news item which, by itself, makes one wonder why we'd even let him submit a visa request:
For France’s influential Jewish intellectuals — Bernard-Henri Levy, Andre Glucksmann, Bernard Kouchner — Ramadan is a dangerously skillful anti-Semite.

[ ... ]

In a televised debate with France’s then Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy late last year, Mr. Ramadan declined to condemn “lapidation” — the stoning of adulterous wives as mandated by a strict interpretation of the Koran. Instead, Mr. Ramadan said he favored a “moratorium” in the practice.

[ ... ]

The 21st century, he says, will see a second role reversal between Islam and the West: “The West will begin its new decline, and the Arab-Islamic world its renewal” and ascent to seven centuries of world domination after seven centuries of decline.

The fully European Islam, he predicts, presupposes a violent upheaval against the Western values Mr. Ramadan rejects. But he quickly cushions the supposition with hosannas to democracy and free expression. He is a past master of dissimulation and disinformation.
A Daniel Pipes column linked in another LGF item is even more damning:
  • 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 Garz√≥n) 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.
Tariq Ramadan is an advocate for a world-wide Islamic caliphate in which non-Muslims would be less than second-class citizens. He's a master of taqiyya (religious deception), whose own style of jihad is cloaked in words crafted to appeal to western liberals.

No, Tariq. Not by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin.

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