No one should be surprised by this. Tariq Ramadan is extremely clever and sophisticated, and has fooled a great deal of the Western intelligentsia for years, but he is also a pious, believing Muslim. In Islam, it is the woman’s responsibility to cover herself and thereby remove the man’s temptation. If she fails to do so and he sexually assaults or even rapes her, it’s her fault. Moreover, according to Islamic law, a woman’s testimony is not admissible in cases of sexual crime, zina, even if she is the victim. Thus Tariq Ramadan always knew that as far as Islam went, he could deny the charges, and that would be that. And if a woman ever threatened to go to the secular courts, there were ways to deal with that as well: “Two years later he called me to a hotel in the suburbs and then threatened me that he had compromising things on me.”
A third woman has come forward and accused Islamist thinker Tariq Ramadan of allegedly sexually harassing her some years ago.
Why was nothing done then?
“Two years later he called me to a hotel in the suburbs and then threatened me that he had compromising things on me,” she added….