When Samia Ghali spoke on CNews, the PS Senator from Bouches-du-Rhône did not hesitate to claim that in the Tariq Ramadan affair, it's "the Muslim" who is judged, rather than "the man." "The presumption of innocence must still exist, even for Tariq Ramadan... I ask myself: who are we judging here? Is it Tariq Ramadan, the man, who raped? And thus, who acts? Or is it Tariq … [Read more...] about Observers question the French justice system’s impartiality in the Tariq Ramadan affair
Following Tariq Ramadan's detention in France, many of his supporters have taken to social media to voice their support. Most recently, his wife Iman Ramadan posted a video online, stating: "I think that Tariq has been judged to be guilty since the beginning...The picture that's been painted [of him] does not reflect what I know of him, what his family knows." Iman Ramadan's … [Read more...] about Collective Against Islamophobia in France and Muslims of France offer support for Tariq Ramadan
When accusations against Tariq Ramadan became public last fall, the French Council of the Muslim Faith's (CFCM) president Ahmet Ogras hoped that "justice [would be] served quickly." Three months later, France's Muslim leadership has rarely spoken publicly about Ramadan. Amar Lasfar, president of the Muslims of France (formerly UOIF), whose organization is affiliated with the … [Read more...] about France’s Muslim leadership reacts to Tariq Ramadan detention
The rape allegations against Tariq Ramadan have produced debate in France and in the French media about wider issues to do with the Muslim community. While left-wingers have argued that the backlash against Ramadan’s alleged sexual misconduct has been so great because he is Muslim, others, including senior French politicians (such as Manuel Valls, former Interior Minister and … [Read more...] about In contrast to the outcry in France, the accusations of sexual misconduct against Tariq Ramadan have caused little stir in the UK.
Original article: http://thearabdailynews.com/2017/11/15/let-investigation-run-course-leave-islam-banlieue/ By Abdennour Toumi Full English translation: Sexual harassment and rape accusations aimed at Harvey Weinstein look like a Hitchcock film noir, but the buzz of the honey bees is all over the French media newsrooms focussing on Oxford Professor Tariq Ramadan’s recent … [Read more...] about Tariq Ramadan Affair: Let investigation run its course, leave Islam and Banlieue out