Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan by Caroline Fourest

By Caroline Fourest

Tariq Ramadan is a world phenomenon. A Swiss-born Muslim activist, he's the grandson of the founding father of the Muslim Brotherhood, the unconventional team credited with inspiring sleek Islamic radicalism. Ramadan is fluent in English, French and Arabic. In Europe, he's the main quoted and circulated author on Islam. His writings are a customary function of significant English-speaking newspapers, yet his genuine message is published in his speeches to Muslim teams in France, Africa, and the center East. Caroline Fourest has conscientiously transcribed and translated these speeches and exhibits that Ramdan's inventive rhetoric is a computer virus, fostering the anti-Semitic and anti-Christian values of fundamentalist Islam on its most up-to-date battlefield: Western civilization.

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2 The Heir 42 Part 2 DISCOURSE AND RHETORIC 109 3 A "Reformist" but a Fundamentalist III 4 An "Islamic Feminist"137 but Puritanical and Patriarchal 5 Muslim and Citizen, but Muslim First! 166 6 Not a Clash but a Confrontation 196 between Civilizations 7 The West as the Land of "Collaborations" 226 Notes 235 Index 255 Foreword Triq Ramadan is a global phenomenon, speaking and writing as he does with such great fluency in French, Arabic, and English. Not for centuries has Switzerland had a native son who enjoyed such fame and impact as a communicator.

According to Olivier Carre and Michel Seurat, they even received a formal grant of Soo Egyptian pounds from the Suez Canal Company, a building permit for a first meeting place, as well as a mosque under their control. These findings emerged in the course of research into the first bulletins published by the Brotherhood, in which alBanna attempted to explain things to his companions. "3° Subsequently, al-Banna would simply state that he had never received any such gifts. A Muslim Brother, then, is free to lie or change what he has said, if it serves his purpose.

Al-Bouraq, the house that published the journal, but that also publishes Tariq Ramadan, all of a sudden canceled its contract after the publication of the issue in question, bringing to a close one of the most stimulating editorial initiatives devoted to Islam in France. For Tariq Ramadan, it is essential that the movement that inspired him be seen in terms ofhis own particular perspective. "29 This was a way of implying that all the criticisms made of al-Banna and the Brotherhood were the result of a campaign of lies designed to protect the Zionist interests.

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