“That he had many mistresses, that he consulted sites, that girls were brought to the hotel at the end of his lectures, that he invited them to undress, that some resisted and that he could become violent and aggressive, yes, but I have never heard of rapes, I am stunned.”
That is a stunning statement in itself. Why didn’t Godard act, knowing that “some” of the women whom Tariq Ramadan “invited to undress…resisted and that he could become violent and aggressive”? You know the answer: “Monsieur Islam” was afraid of being smeared as an “Islamophobe.” This fear stifles opposition to all manner of human rights abuse — get the details in my book Confessions of an Islamophobe, which you can preorder here now.
Anyway, no one should be surprised by this by the growing number of women who are accusing Tariq Ramadan. 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, as one of his accusers recounted: “Two years later he called me to a hotel in the suburbs and then threatened me that he had compromising things on me.”
“French official knew of Tariq Ramadan’s ‘violent’ sexual encounters but failed to act,” by Noor Nanji, The National, November 1, 2017 (thanks to David):
A French official has admitted knowing Oxford professor Tariq Ramadan was “violent and aggressive” sexually, but denied hearing anything about rape.
Bernard Godard, who was considered the “Monsieur Islam” of the French Ministry of the Interior between 1997 and 2014, was well acquainted with Mr Ramadan, a prominent Islamic scholar and grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
When asked whether he had any knowledge of the rape and sexual assault that Mr Ramadan is now being accused of, Mr Godard insisted he had “never heard of rapes” and that he was “stunned”.
“That he had many mistresses, that he consulted sites, that girls were brought to the hotel at the end of his lectures, that he invited them to undress, that some resisted and that he could become violent and aggressive, yes, but I have never heard of rapes, I am stunned,” he told French magazine L’Obs.
The claim puts the French authorities in a tricky position as it suggests they were aware of Mr Ramadan’s abusive behaviour towards women but failed to act.
During his time as the expert of Islam at the Ministry of the Interior, Mr Godard advised Jean-Louis Debré, Jean-Pierre Chevenement, Daniel Valliant, Nicolas Sarkozy, Francois Baroin, Michele Alliot-Marie, Brice Hortefeux, Calude Gueant and Manuel Valls successively….