Friday, April 09, 2010

The academic face of the Muslim Brotherhood due to speak in Livonia

Talking 'bout jihad of course.

Tariq Ramadan had been banned by Bush from entering the country for his radicalism and association with terrorist groups, but under hope n' change, he's now being allowed in.

The Detroit Free Press: Controversial Muslim scholar to talk about jihad in Livonia

Note how they didn't choose Dearborn as a venue.

controversial Muslim scholar previously banned from entering the U.S. because of alleged terrorism links is to speak Sunday in Livonia about jihad.

Tariq Ramadan, a professor at Oxford University who is grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, is set to deliver a lecture titled “Jihad Within Young Hearts: Toward a Positive Engagement." [I expect the speech will be a blow-out]

He's considered one of the top Muslim intellectuals in the world, but has stoked complaints from critics.

Ramadan was banned by the Bush administration in 2004 after Notre Dame
University in Indiana had given him a teaching position. He was accused of being associated with a charity ties to Hamas, and for promoting extremism. The denial of his visa was protested by some academics and a lawsuit against the U.S. government was then filed on his behalf by the ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union.

In January, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lifted the ban by signing an order that allowed him to enter, part of an effort by President Barack Obama to reach out to the Muslim world. Ramadan's talk in Livonia is one of the first in the United States since the ban was lifted.
Once again the Obama Administration works on the sound principle of harming one's friends and aiding one's enemies.

The lecture is being sponsored by Sound Vision, an Islamic media company in Chicago headed by Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, a leader in Chicago's Muslim community.

Sound Vision of course has quite a reputation for being a support center for Islamic extremism.

Mujahid said the previous ban on Ramadan "was ill advised considering he was among the top intellectuals of the world." He added that "Notre Dame's loss can't be compensated, but...this can now open the door...Stopping Americans from hearing diverse voices is unconstitutional."

No, stopping terrorists and terrorist supporters from entering the USA and spreading Islamist propaganda is hardly a contravention of any American's constitutional rights.

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