Academic Tariq Ramadan detained over rape allegations

01 February, 2018, 00:51 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Swiss Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan                  SIA KAMBOU  AFP

Tariq Ramadan has thus far denied any wrongdoing, but the Paris prosecutor's office is investigating the allegations, the Associated Press reported. He is the grandson of Hassan al-Banna, who founded the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1920s.

According to his official website, Ramadan is a scholar, president of think thank European Muslim Network in Brussels and director of the Research Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics in Doha, Qatar.

The Swiss national has taken a leave of absence from his professorship at Oxford University as a result of the investigation. I had a great admiration for him for years.

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But she said she made a decision to publicly name him in the fall of 2017 "because there are religious men who profit from their position to abuse women".

Ramadan branded the decision ridiculous, stressing he had always rejected terrorism and accusing the U.S. of trying to stifle debate.

His other accuser, a convert to Islam, told Le Monde newspaper that she had corresponded with Ramadan for a year before meeting him when he was attending a conference in Lyon.

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"He literally threw himself on me like a wild beast", Ayari said.

The senior research fellow of St. Antony's College was accused in November of rape by French author Henda Ayari.

French authorities arrested a leading Islamic Scholar from Oxford over allegations from multiple women who say he committed sexual assault and rape, twice in France.

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Ayari meanwhile has come under attack on social media, with some Muslims accusing her of trying to profit from anti-Muslim sentiment.

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