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Ramadan! Moderate! Sure!

The Weekly Standard features an excellent piece this week by Oliver Guitta (not online) on potential Notre Dame scholar, “the great hope of Moderate Islam”, Tariq Ramadan.

The first indication of his fundamentalism came in 1993, when e lobbied to outlaw a play called “Mahomet,” being produced in Geneva, which represented the prophet in a light that did not fit with Rmadan’s views.
In an appearance with Nicolas Sarkozy, Ramadan was pressed
To condemn the stoning of adulterer, a form of capital punishment endorsed by his brother Hani Ramadan head of the Islamic Center in Geneva. Tariq declined to go beyond his previous call for a moratorium on corporal punishment and the death penalty while Islamic scholars study the matter.
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