Tariq Ramadan is the world-renowned moderate Muslim who was barred from entering the U.S. because, according to Jean-Charles Brisard (thanks to Sr. Soph), of his support for Hamas. He denies any links to terror groups; however, it is noteworthy that he had to retract statements denying Brisard’s allegations against him:
On February 21, 2007, an Islamic website posted an article containing the following comment of Tariq Ramadan regarding my allegations against him: “Brisard knowingly disseminates false allegations against me since years”.
I threatened to file a criminal complaint in France against Tariq Ramadan and expose every single document proving my allegations. So, on March 5, 2007 he retracted his defamatory statement.
During a face to face debate I had with him on Swiss TV in December 2003, I”ve already provided evidence to support my claims. But Ramadan, as usual, denied everything.
Since then, Tariq Ramadan was denied entry to the United States on grounds of “providing material support to a terrorist organization” through donations to organizations supporting Hamas.
As I”ve reported earlier, lots of evidence, ranging from criminal prosecutions to intelligence and police reports, support the fact that Tariq Ramadan has been in contact with several well-known terrorists in Europe during the last 20 years.
Incidentally, Al-Jazeera contacted me several weeks ago asking me to participate in a panel discussion on women in Islam with Asra Nomani and Tariq Ramadan. I agreed to do it, and as I was traveling at the time, gave them several possibilities for remote videolinks in the area where I was, but after that they never got back to me. I know that some anti-jihadists have declined to appear on Al-Jazeera, and I understand their perspective, but I think it is a good opportunity to offer a differing perspective from the one they’re used to. I’d still be happy to discuss pressing matters of the day with Tariq Ramadan.