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Tariq Ramadan’s organization, Muslim Presence, justified those who would resort to violence against Charlie Hebdo

Pseudo-moderate Tariq Ramadan is a silver-tongued stealth jihadist. His grandfather, Hassan al Banna, founded the Muslim Brotherhood, and Ramadan is the 21st century al Banna.  Ramadan “is the very model of the modern moderate Muslim when actually he has never called for any genuine reform or rejection of any Sharia provision, including jihad warfare against Infidels” (Robert Spencer)

Under President Bush, Tariq Ramadan was banned from entering the US.
Under President Obama, Tariq Ramadan was welcomed in the US with open arms and the jihad-aligned academia followed suit.

On September 19, 2006, the government formally denied Ramadan’s visa application. A State Department statement said: “A U.S. consular officer has denied Dr. Tariq Ramadan’s visa application. The consular officer concluded that Dr. Ramadan was inadmissible based solely on his actions, which constituted providing material support to a terrorist organization.”

Ramadan himself remarked:

“The U.S. government’s actions in my case seem, at least to me, to have been arbitrary and myopic. But I am encouraged by the unwavering support I have received from ordinary Americans, civic groups and particularly from scholars, academic organizations, and the ACLU.

The left loves him. They sure do love their killers.

As of 2009, Tariq Ramadan was persona non grata in Tunisia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Libya and Syria.

Great American thinkers, true scholars of Islam like Ibn Warraq and Robert Spencer, are banned from university campuses, but this annihilationist is welcome.

Tariq Ramadan is revered in academic circles. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University. He also teaches at the Oxford Faculty of Theology. He is Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies (Qatar), and Director of the Research Centre of Islamic Legislation and Ethics (Qatar). This is what is teaching British students. Is it any wonder the UK is teetering on the brink?

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“In 2012, Tariq Ramadan’s organization, Muslim Presence, published an article justifying those who would resort to violence against Charlie Hebdo,” Point De Bascule


On January 9, 2015, two days after the Islamist slaughter perpetrated against Charlie Hebdo, a text justifying those who would resort to violence against the magazine was still available on the French-language website of the organization Présence Musulmane / Muslim Presence.

The text was published on September 22, 2012.

It establishes a moral equivalence between a non-violent criticism of Islam, such as Charlie Hebdo’s, and the use of violence by those who are offended by it.

The text also states that, in the hierarchy of values, freedom of expression comes second, behind freedom of conscience.

Tariq Ramadan is the founder of the organization Muslim Presence. An article on the organization’s English website describes Muslim Presence / Présence Musulmane as “a group of Muslim citizens who follow the ideas of Tariq Ramadan.”

On January 8, 2015, the English website of the organization identified Tariq Ramadan as one of its contributors.

After the arson attack against Charlie Hebdo in November 2011, Tariq Ramadan condemned the attack on French television, but accused Charlie Hebdo of producing “a humor of cowards.”

In his classic Priorities of the Islamic movement, based on a lecture that he gave in Algeria in 1990, Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guide Youssef Qaradawi justifies the use of coercion for “changing wrong.” He stresses that one of the political principles brought to this earth by Islam is “changing wrong by force whenever possible.”

In 2009, in his book Radical Reform, Ramadan presented Qaradawi as a “prominent scholar” who has outlined the attitudes and the kind of behaviour that Muslims living in the West should adopt and strive for.

In 2002, Youssef Qaradawi publicly endorsed Tariq Ramadan’s understanding of Islam by asking him to preface a compendium of fatwas that he published in French.

Here is an excerpt of the text entitled No Charlie (Non Charlie in French / also Archive.TodayPoint de Bascule) justifying Muslims who would use violence against Charlie Hebdo:

No Charlie

Translation by Point de Bascule

[EXCERPT]  “One does not have the right to grant oneself all the rights, including that of offending people and hitting them in what is the most sacred to them: the object of their Faith or of their disarray”If offending is the expression of your freedom, then violence will be the expression of their freedom! No, do not say ‘but’! Assume [your choices]…


No Charlie
One does not have the right to target the prophet when one wants to mock people. If Islamists annoy you… tell them to their faces, without violating their religion and their path with your dark motives.

No Charlie
Stop talking about freedom of expression… but rather [talk] about values and the hierarchy of values. It seems to be important to remind you that, in this hierarchy of values, freedom of conscience comes first. One may not honor it, of course, but one has no right to dishonor it.

No Charlie
Your caricature is a pure fraud.
Furthermore, it is a marketing scheme that will cost the lives of all those who believe that one may laugh at everything, with everybody. It is a declaration of war… a war of religion that no free expression in the world may be proud of.

No Charlie
If offending is the expression of your freedom, then admit that violence will be the expression of their freedom! It is a trade of bad practices.
No, do not say ‘but’! Assume [your choices]…

Further reading

Revu et corrigé TV program (November 5, 2011): VIDEO Debate between Tariq Ramadan and Charlie Hebdo’s Stéphane Charbonnier (Tariq Ramadan accuses Charlie Hebdo of producing “a humor of cowards.”) [In French]

Yves Delahaie (L’Obs Le plus – November 6, 2011): The arson at Charlie Hebdo: Is Tariq Ramadan talking from both sides of his mouth on the issue? / WebArchiveArchive.Today [In French]

Point de Bascule (November 17, 2014): Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs promotes Islamist Tariq Ramadan as “a man with a vision”

Point de Bascule (January 5, 2015): Islamist penetration of police services – Point de Bascule replies to Radio-Canada’s Senior Director of information, Jean Pelletier (A portion of the article is dedicated to the collaboration between the organization Muslim Presence and the Ottawa Police Service.)

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