Sunday, July 29, 2018

French Court Refuses to Drop Rape Charge Against Tariq Ramadan

Hat tip Campus Watch

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Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born philosopher, Oxford professor, and grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al Banna, sits in a French prison awaiting trial on charges he raped two women in France. His case has drawn international attention because he is a prominent Muslim activist. In recent years, Ramadan drew worldwide attention when he called for a moratorium on the Islamic practice of stoning people to death for adultery, claiming that it was not being applied evenly. In 2012, I met Ramadan briefly during a break in an event at which he was speaking at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. I asked him why he didn't call for a complete abolition of stioning. His reply can be found here.

Ramadan's request for a dismissal of charges involving one victim has been denied. Charges pertaining to a third woman who claimed Ramadan raped her have already been dropped.

Just a thought: While Ramadan denies all charges against him, could there be any link between his reported life style and his call for a moratorium on stoning?

Just wondering.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

Depends on whether the women were married. Its possible that rape of a single woman isn't really adultery, because she was asking for it, and of course a man can have more than one wife, so for him it was merely pre-marital sex. Gary, I come back after a long absence and find nobody commenting on your posts. Aren't you getting lonely?

Gary Fouse said...

Unmarried get 100 lashes. Married adulterers stoning. I really don't get your second sentence. Are you licensed to practice law in France? Maybe Ramadan can use you.

I guess nobody loves me. Just you and Squid and a few anonymous'es who break by chops.

Welcome back.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

I was referring to what it might mean to him as a Muslim, not under French law. There is a difference, is there not? I try to be sardonic in the spirit of Gary's post, and he treats me like an adversary.

Gary Fouse said...

Persecution complex, perhaps,. As for Fadl, it's a little unclear on just what kind of law he teaches at UCLA. Islamic law is his specialty, but he does have a US law degree.