French Police Expand Rape Investigation; Tariq Ramadan Declares Himself the Victim
Tariq Ramadan. Photo: Abaca Press.
French police are expanding
their investigation into Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan---already charged with raping two women---to include two more alleged victims identified from documents on his computers.
Meanwhile, speaking to Al-Jazeera, Ramadan continues to proclaim his innocence, claiming he's the victim of a "media lynching" who has been "demonised because of who I represent in the French political and public scene."
The multiple accounts alleging that the former Oxford University professor and stealth Islamist used his power and celebrity to sexually exploit women tell a very different story.
The outcome of the Ramadan case is expected to have far-reaching implications. The grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, Ramadan is "a much more important figure than Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen, or Matt Lauer," noted Weekly Standard contributor Dominic Green in 2018. "He is not just a . . . sought-after lecturer and talking head. He is an adviser to governments and the most visible proselytizer for radical European Islam."
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