Tariq Ramadan Gives Up
Here’s some good news; at least one Islamist agent will not get into the US: Islamic Scholar, Visa Withheld, Gives Up U.S. Post.
GENEVA (Reuters) - A prominent Swiss-based Islamic scholar on Tuesday gave up plans to teach at a leading U.S. university after waiting in vain for a visa and accused the Bush administration of trying to silence him.
Tariq Ramadan, an intellectual influential among Muslims throughout Europe, said he had sent a letter of resignation this week to University of Notre Dame in Indiana, where he had been due to take up a tenured post as professor of religion. …
“I sent a letter of resignation … This has been extremely difficult for my family,” said Ramadan, speaking in Geneva where he has lived in limbo with his wife and four children since their furniture was sent to South Bend, site of the university. “The U.S. administration does not want my voice heard. I consider this an attack on academic freedom,” added the 42-year-old, who has a doctorate from the University of Geneva.
Poor Ramadan. Promoting the caliphate is a thankless task. But something tells me this isn’t the last we’ll hear of him.