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Born in Geneva in 1962, Tariq Ramadan is one of Europe’s most outstanding Muslim intellectual personalities. Educated at the University of Geneva and at al-Azhar in Cairo, Mr. Ramadan went on to a brilliant career as an academic specialist on Islam, in addition to being an author, speaker and a voice for Muslim social empowerment.

He has, over the last twenty-five years, emerged as the foremost advocate of full Muslim integration into European and North American society. A frequent participant in public debate, he rapidly developed a media profile as a forceful and articulate representative of contemporary Western Muslim thought. Muslims, he argues, should not only integrate harmoniously into their respective Western societies, but should actively contribute to making those societies more just and equitable.

A professor at Oxford University, Mr. Ramadan is the author of more than a dozen books in French, most of them translated into English. His latest work, Islam: the Essentials (Oxford 2017) offers a concise, concentrated and critical view of Islam as it is practiced today. In it, he debunks widespread myths and answers questions typical of those asked by the curious about Europe’s second religion.

Simultaneously, he has emerged as a high-profile media personality, writing weekly columns, hosting a popular television program in the UK, and appearing regularly on widely watched French talk shows. In 2004, Time Magazine named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people.

His success in challenging European political and intellectual leaders along with his wide following among young European and North American Muslims have has fueled resentment among his detractors, who label him a ‘polarizing figure.’ 

Dr. Ramadan is married, has four children and two grandchildren.

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  • Naima Hanafi
    followed this page 2018-06-22 23:40:30 -0400
  • Naima Hanafi
    commented 2018-06-16 00:39:00 -0400
    I wanted to thank you and all those who signed the Open Letter, for your unwavering support of Dr. Tariq Ramadan since the beginning.
    I have been a big supporter of CJPME (Canadian for Justice and Peace in the Middle East) for years, attending all their events/lectures here in Edmonton, Alberta.
    Dr. Tariq Ramadan has impacted thousands of people all over the globe with his teachings and wisdom.
    They will never silence his voice, as we will not give up until justice is served.
    Naima Chertouk-Hanafi
  • Naima Hanafi
    commented 2018-06-16 00:38:37 -0400
    I hope more intellectuals will have the courage to join the call as the life of a man is at stake.
    I still can’t believe the French Judicial System’s treatment of Dr. Tariq Ramadan.
    I hope it will backfire on them and all those who have set up on the path to the destruction of this amazing intellectual who has given so much to the global community and whose teaching have impacted millions of people and have spanned the Globe.
    He was elected by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential thinkers in the world and by Foreign Policy readers as one of the top 100 most influential thinkers in the world and Global Thinkers.
    His enemies don’t have a fraction of his intellectual capacities, and his knowledge.
    They couldn’t defeat him through honest and intellectual means so they resort to dirty tricks.
    Nothing they do will diminish in any way our support for Dr. Ramadan;
    to the contrary this will motivate us more to continue the fight.
    WE WILL NOT give up the fight until justice is served and Tariq Ramadan is free.
  • Afifa Shah
    commented 2018-05-24 16:58:25 -0400
    The authorities in France are guilty as charged with regards to Tariq Ramadan’s state persecution. This is not a small matter to be brushed under the carpet.Clearly, Tariq Ramadan merits a lot of importance to the French government for them to hold him indefinitely under arbitrary illegal detention. This is deliberate targeting of a personality that exposed the corruption hypocrisy and attempts to malign Islam, both by ‘Muslims’ and non-Muslims. Tarik Ramadan is no rabble-rouser he has no political ambitions so why plant elaborate false charges against him Julian Assange style ? The truth is that there is a significant section of France’s ruling elite that does not want to in anyway for Islam to appear as a rational,reasonable , moderate,tolerant ,progressive path of enlightenment to follow. They want to keep Islam as a bogeyman, as a system to be feared and hated , to justify anti-immigration policies , to justify marginalisation of France’s Muslims, to justify draconian anti-terrorism laws.In short to promote prejudice against Islam. Surely France under Macron has degenerated into a medieval crusader mindset with denial of due legal process and presumption of innocence before a full, fair and transparent investigation. I wonder at whose behest the French government has abused and obviously dishonoured and discredited the credibility of its own justice system? Why do they feel so threatened by one man’s exposure of the French government’s sales of armament and immoral dealings with so called ‘Muslim’ tyrannical dictatorships in the Arabian Gulf. Perhaps Macron’s new buddy the ‘Clown’ prince of Saudia Arabia, Mr, MBS who has people locked up(including his own mother) for criticising the fake ‘Islamic’ regime and makes fake claims of ‘reverting’ to a ‘moderate’ Islam and pretending to give women their rights etc, has been of some influence. They’re obviously really afraid that because of Tarik Ramadan’s popularity amongst people of all backgrounds-not JUST muslims- who stand for justice , freedom , peace and resistance against oppression there could be an uprising by citizens to demand accountability and change of policy if not government. All French citizens with a conscience should be vigorously campaigning for his release and right to due process and medical care.
  • Nura Kola
    commented 2018-05-23 22:38:35 -0400
    Excuse me, is France stuck in the middle ages? We are in 21st century,or is France a Third Reich? You won’t tell me that this is Democracy!
  • Nadou Dari
    commented 2018-05-23 19:03:14 -0400
    Une honte pour la France Mr Tariq Ramadan est prisonnier politique, refuse de lui donner son traitement lourd il a des problèmes de santé la sclérose en plaque et problème neurologique Mr Tariq Ramadan ses déplacer lui même de son plein gré debout et maintenant se retrouve handicapé en fauteuil roulant avec des douleurs handicapante….. JUSTICE BAFOUÉE. Free Tariq Ramadan
  • Yaqoub Mohamed
    commented 2018-05-23 17:42:34 -0400
    What an abuse of the justice system ut seems to me more clearer then ever before those behind this are not interested of the truth but are out there to get him what a shame the french judiciary is being used the wrong the swiss are obligated to protect their citizen and are failing too
  • Direction Our
    commented 2018-04-17 17:35:34 -0400
    Liberez Triq vous n’avez pas de preuves contre lui
  • Gabrielle Suthers
    commented 2018-04-17 16:36:54 -0400
    I don’t understand how a respected public figure can be treated this way. I am not Muslim but i, like Tariq Ramadan, am HUMAN AND LAW-ABIDING so I support his cause as a fellow HUMAN. Also, though I am Christian I have nothing against this peaceful Muslim. I’ll do all I can to help bring justice.
  • Marie Lloyd
    commented 2018-04-16 12:31:46 -0400
    Regarding Tariq Ramadan: Solitary confinement? Denial of bail? Denial of medical care? France is sounding like the very parody of a culture she loves to mock.
  • Laure Naitte
    commented 2018-04-16 02:57:51 -0400
    Qu Allah lui fasse miséricorde la vérité l’emportera
  • Mar Khan
    commented 2018-04-15 23:51:03 -0400
    Please give Mr. Ramadan a fair trial in a democratic country such as France.; if you truly believe in honest democratic values.
  • Fatima Zeghoudi
    commented 2018-04-13 01:23:00 -0400
    Un devoir de tous de revendiquer ses droits et de ceux victimes comme le Professeur Tariq Ramadan et sa famille
  • Jaimie Gildart
    commented 2018-04-12 22:13:21 -0400
    Tariq Ramadan Prisonnier D’Opinions
  • Areva Arabya
    commented 2018-04-12 18:22:38 -0400