Tariq Ramadan, who enjoys an international reputation as a moderate Muslim reformer, doesn’t want European Muslims to criticize Islam. I am not sure how reform can proceed with that ruled off-limits. “European Muslims urged to integrate, act and self-criticise,” from Reuters, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Istanbul: One of Europe’s best-known Muslim intellectuals called on Muslims on Saturday to become more involved in mainstream European society and to be more ready to criticise themselves.
“We have to practice self-criticism for our own sake, not to criticise Islam, but to criticise our behaviours,” Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born intellectual who teaches Islamic Studies at Oxford, told the Muslims of Europe conference.
Ramadan said Muslims should behave as European citizens, not as members of a ghettoised minority.