Tariq Ramadan pushes American Muslims “not
to infiltrate,” just to become journalists and “to shape the
perceptions,” states that “Jihad is the way we implement sharia”
Muslim supremacist leadership understand the power of propaganda as well as did the Reich’s Ministry of Propaganda.
The infamous Tariq Ramadan urged Muslims to all get involved in widespread propaganda. Ramadan is the grandson of Hasan al-Banna, who founded the Muslim Brotherhood. He was banned from the US under Bush, but of course welcomed with open arms under the pro-jihadist Obama administration. Among his many repugnant platforms, he favors the legal extinction of Israel.
The left, of course, loves him:
Tariq Ramadan is a Swiss-born philosophy professor
currently based in France. In February 2002 Salon.com called him “one of the most important intellectuals in the world,” characterizing him as “the Muslim Martin Luther.” In 2004 Time magazine named him one of the world’s top 100 scientists and thinkers.
When speaking to Western audiences, Ramadan preaches an amicable message of unity and mutual respect. But to Arabic-speaking audiences, he vents his deep-seated hatred of the West and his endorsement of Wahhabism, the most extreme form of Islam. Moreover, Ramadan has numerous connections to fundamentalist Islamic militants and is suspected by U.S. intelligence agencies of maintaining ties with the terrorist group al Qaeda. (DTN)
In a speech given in Detroit in 2013, Tariq Ramadan has used the concept of “Eurabia” to explain why the perception of Israel has changed in Europe.
Ramadan in his speech largely focused on the importance for Muslims to work in the media. He told the crowd “not to infiltrate,” just “to become journalists” and “to shape perceptions.” This is consistent with the Muslim Bortherhood group CAIR’s project to support HAMAS with “media, money and men.”
Transcript of the excerpt on Point de Bascule (thanks to Dai)
1:42:52 I wouldn’t care too much about, you know, the big media. They are changing. It’s going to… It is powerful but we have the power of our presence, we have the power of our principles and we have the power of alternative media. And we should send our children, when they want to do so to… in the field of journalism, to be able to be part of the whole thing and then things are changing.
Last example that I want to give you and I keep on repeating this because we don’t realize this, is… You have trends here who are very much promoting Islamophobia and they are saying, for example: Europe is becoming Eurabia. But why are they saying this? They are saying this because they know something. And once again: don’t work only with emotions and perceptions. Come to facts, figures. Study. Know what is happening. The evolution of history. In less than… You have 16 years, 16 years. We have seen something which was very interesting in the perceptions of the people in one conflict, which is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
1:44:08 ‘67, ‘67, 73% of the… in ’67, 73% of the Europeans were supporting Israel in the conflict. In seventy…, in the seventies… Now, not in the seventies, now, in 2010, we have 66 to 67% of the Europeans supporting the Palestinians. In fact, it’s not coming from… and you know what happened?
European Union sent… they had a poll and a survey about what is the
most dangerous country in the world? The majority of the Europeans
responded: Israel and Romano Prodi (Italian Prime Minister and President
of the European Commission), at the top, not representing the
grassroots, at the top, he came and he said the… the… the question was
wrongly put. It was not the right way to ask the question. But what I
want you to understand is that without, with effort and without really
being involved in this, with the presence, with being… or promoting news
and information and more knowledgeable and being present within the
society, you can change the perceptions if you are not narrow-minded, if
you are not self-isolating yourself and if you understand that not
everything it’s coming from the media. Not everything it’s coming from
media. It’s coming from our active presence in the society.
And this is going to make it inshallah
but we have to be present and we have to speak out and to be able to
speak out, it’s not only to speak from where we are but to know to whom
we speak and how are we heard.
More on Ramadan from DTN:
- In the midst of a series of mid-1990s attacks in Paris perpetrated
by the Algerian Islamist terrorist movement, French Interior Minister
Jean Louis Debre forbade Ramadan to enter France because of his
connections to that movement.
- According to Spanish judge Balatasar Garzón, Ramadan had “routine
contacts” with Ahmed Brahim, an Algerian believed to be the financial
chief of al Qaeda and the financier of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in
Tanzania and Kenya.
- In his 2001 trial, Djamel Beghal, an al Qaeda recruiter who
confessed to conspiring to blow up the U.S embassy in Paris, testified
that he had studied with Ramadan.
- Ramadan’s address was found in a register of the Al Taqwa Bank,
which is part of a network of financial institutions that the U.S. State
Department believes is helping to fund terrorism.
- Ramadan characterized the 9/11 attacks, the October 2002 Bali
nightclub attack, and the March 2004 Madrid train bombings as
“interventions” rather than acts of terrorism.
- When asked by an Italian magazine whether car bombings against U.S. troops in Iraq were justifiable, Ramadan replied: “Iraq was colonized by the Americans. Resistance against the army is just.”
According to terrorism expert Jean Charles Brisard, Ramadan took part in a 2004 London conference with Yusuf al Qaradawi, who has justified suicide bombings, the killing of American soldiers in Iraq, and the 9/11 attacks.
Caroline Fourest, a French specialist on Islamic fundamentalism who has
meticulously studied all of Ramadan’s writings and speeches, states, in the 2008 book Brother Tariq: the Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan,
that Ramadan, like his grandfather (Hasan al-Banna), promotes rigid
fundamentalism and can accurately be classified as “a war leader.”
“Even though Ramadan cannot be charged with terrorism, it is clear that
his speeches and tapes broadcasted in a lot of European mosques
constitute an incitement to terrorism against the West. He supplies
moral support for terrorism, and therefore should be viewed as a very
dangerous man, because of the numerous terrorists his views foster….
There is a danger in bringing Ramadan into our Muslim communities,
because, with his smooth double language, he might succeed in
radicalizing the Muslim community, while charming our naïve Left, as he
did so successfully in France.”
In 2006 Ramadan appealed the DHS decision to ban him from the United States. The State Department denied his
appeal, this time on the grounds that he had given money to a French
pseudo-charity with ties to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
Following his initial expulsion from the U.S., Ramadan quickly found
work as a professor and lecturer at a number of schools throughout
Europe. In October 2005 he began teaching at St. Antony’s College at the
University of Oxford on a Visiting Fellowship, and he was a senior
research fellow at the Lokahi Foundation in London. In November 2007, he
to the Sultan of Oman chair of Islamology at the University of Leiden
in the Netherlands, and he is also a guest professor of Identity and
Citizenship at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Vis a vis Israel, Ramadan candidly favors the complete eradication of
the Jewish state. According to one French investigative agent, Ramadan’s ambition
is “to bring about the legal extinction of the state of Israel through a
major Muslim lobbying campaign, first in Europe, then in the United
In February 2008 Ramadan led a boycott of the annual Turin [Italy] Book
Fair — to punish its organizers for having designated Israel (which was
celebrating the 60th anniversary of its creation) as the event’s “guest
of honor.” According to Ramadan,
it is “neither normal nor decent to commemorate Israel when Israeli
state and government policies in the devastated occupied territories are
clear for all to see.” In protest of
the book fair, Ramadan helped organize a counter-event of Muslim
writers, intellectuals, and activists at the University of Turin, titled
“Western Democracies and Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine.”
In Ramadan’s view, women
should be forbidden to play in sports where their uncovered limbs would
be seen by men. When asked whether he would condemn his own brother’s
statement that stoning a woman for adultery was an acceptable punishment
as prescribed by Islamic law, Ramadan said only that he would ask for a moratorium on stoning.
Ramadan has written more than 700 articles and some twenty books, including: To Be a European Muslim (2003); Western Muslims and the Future of Islam (2005); In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad (2007); and Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation
(2008). In addition, he has recorded at least 170 lectures, many of
which have become popular among Muslim youths in Europe and elsewhere.
His speeches attract many young Muslims from France’s poorer
neighborhoods, and audiotapes of those talks sell by the thousands.
Ramadan serves as an adviser on religious issues for the European Union. He is also a host/presenter for Press TV, the English-language channel run by the
Iranian government; another noteworthy host/presenter is George
In January 2010, the U.S. State Department announced that as a result of an order signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it would no longer bar Ramadan from entering the United States. According to The New York Times,
this move paved the way for Ramadan “to apply for a new visa free of
the authorities’ former accusation that he had contributed money to a
charity connected to terrorism.”
On April 8, 2010, Ramadan made his first
public appearance in the U.S. since 2004. The venue was Cooper Union in
New York City, where Ramadan participated in a panel discussion titled
“Secularism, Islam and Democracy: Muslims in Europe and the West.” The
event was presented by the American Association of University Professors, the American Civil Liberties Union, and PEN American Center and Slate.
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