SOUTH BEND, Ind.(AP) A Muslim scholar whose work visa was abruptly revoked after he was hired by the University of Notre Dame said Tuesday he has resigned his appointment.
“I’m abandoning the idea of moving to the United States,” Tariq Ramadan told The Associated Press from Geneva. “I want to maintain my dignity.”
Ramadan notified the university on Monday, citing the stress on him and his family from the uncertainty of their situation, said R. Scott Appleby, director of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
Ramadan, a Swiss citizen, was barred from working in the United States in August just days before he was to begin teaching at Notre Dame. The Department of Homeland Security cited security concerns but released no specifics.