At least we know now what they really think!
The fundraising panel discussion with the title "The Future of Europe in Islam - Exclamation Mark" took place on Wednesday in London.
(It) aims to explore the future of Europe in Islam. Islam is frequently cited as Europe’s fastest growing religion, and its followers have increasingly been in the spotlight. The rise of the far right across Europe together with a growing confident Muslim identity raises interesting questions about the role that Europe is playing in shaping the future of Islam and Muslims living in the west.
Tariq Ramadan is one of the speakers at that event. Yes, that is the man who notably stated in a Moroccan newspaper "The big deception is to let Europe believe that it is based on Judaeo-Christian tradition", the man who in 2004, during a television debate (100 Minutes pour convaincre) with then French Minister of the Interior Nicolas Sarkozy refused to condemn the application of hudud laws, which include punishments such as amputations for theft, stoning for adulterery and the persecution of those with dissident views on Islam.
His goal is the Islamisation of the West, as described by the German scholar of Islamic studies of Lebanese descent, Ralph Ghadban, in his book "Tariq Ramadan und die Islamisierung Europas".
"Ramadan's goal is the Islamisation of the societies of the West. He approves of democracy because it gives him the freedom to act. He does, however, want to overcome the constitution, which is based on human rights."
In such a light, of course, we ought not to be amazed that integration is a non-issue at the above described panel discussion.
As an aside, Tariq Ramadan is introduced again as 'Professor'. Gudrun Eussner has collected a wealth of knowledge at her website (sadly in German only) about that specific sort of imposture: "Professor Tariq Ramadan?" and about Tariq Ramadan, maternal grandson of Hasan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, generally. Tariq is a Swiss citizen because his father, Sa‘id Ramadan, also a leading Islamist, fled from Egypt in 1954 following increasing pressure on the Brotherhood. Sa‘id went to Geneva in 1958, where Tariq was born in 1962.
The question is not just how a radical Islamist like Ramadan could become quite that influential among the Western intelligentsia, the question is even more how he managed to sell himself as the moderate face of Islam and a bridge-builder.
Why Revoke Tariq Ramadan's U.S. Visa?
Dr. Tariq Ramadan in Kopenhagen
Dr. Tariq Ramadan wird nun allmählich böse!
Prof. Dr. Tariq Ramadan - 12 Jahre im Dienste des europäischen Islamismus
Hat tip: Politically Incorrect!