Tariq Ramadan visa denied

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The United States government has denied a visa to Tariq Ramadan, grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, the fount of modern Islamic terrorist groups, and a well—known scholar who has taught in Europe, most recently at Oxford University. AT has been following his case for over two years, beginning with the offer he received to teach at Notre Dame University.

His defenders call him "moderate" and the academic/media complex favors him, while he has become a darling of the left.

The refusal of his visa application will leave the ACLU in snit, no doubt. But the decision reflects common sense, something in short supply in certain quarters.

Hat tip: Joseph Crowley and Jack Kemp

Thomas Lifson   9 26 06

The United States government has denied a visa to Tariq Ramadan, grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, the fount of modern Islamic terrorist groups, and a well—known scholar who has taught in Europe, most recently at Oxford University. AT has been following his case for over two years, beginning with the offer he received to teach at Notre Dame University.

His defenders call him "moderate" and the academic/media complex favors him, while he has become a darling of the left.

The refusal of his visa application will leave the ACLU in snit, no doubt. But the decision reflects common sense, something in short supply in certain quarters.

Hat tip: Joseph Crowley and Jack Kemp

Thomas Lifson   9 26 06