Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tariq Ramadan Gets the Sack

Tariq RamadanRegular readers are familiar with Tariq Ramadan, the silvered-tongued spokesman for European Islam and the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Mr. Ramadan got himself into a spot of trouble recently when it was discovered that he was being paid by Iran to appear on a program on Iranian state television. That was too much for the city of Rotterdam, which has just fired Mr. Ramadan as an advisor.

And whose fault does it turn out to be? Why, Geert Wilders’, of course!

Here’s the story from Elsevier, as translated by our Flemish correspondent VH:

Rotterdam fires Tariq Ramadan

“Rotterdam fires me out of fear of Wilders”

By Robin van der Kloor

According to the Islamic scientist Tariq Ramadan, his resignation as adviser to the city of Rotterdam is part of a hunt against prominent intellectuals. “The city council is just afraid of Geert Wilders. By sacking me they try to get rid of Islam,” said Ramadan, who officially still knows nothing of it. The contract with Ramadan will be dissolved on November 1, because he refuses to stop his work for the Iranian Press TV, as has been announced during a press conference.

According to Alderman Rik Gras Hoff (GreenLeft), Ramadan lacks a sense of urgency. He did not foresee how sensitive his work for Press TV was. On such fundamental considerations, a contract may be canceled. Both at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and with the municipality of Rotterdam, Ramadan loses his job on November 1st.

“You cannot treat someone like this. I had to learn it through the media,” rages Ramadan to elsevier.nl.
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Ramadan was fired today by the Rotterdam city council because he discredited himself with a TV program he made for the Iranian government’s Press TV (a discussion program on Islam).

According to the controversial Islamic scientist, who also lost his job as professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, his resignation has nothing to do with his activities for the controversial TV channel, but more with the emergence of Wilders.

“At the European elections Wilders with his PVV was the strongest in Rotterdam. That’s what they are afraid of in the city council: the growth of the PVV.” Ramadan is very concerned about the political climate in the Netherlands. “They pick on prominent intellectuals such as myself, to get rid of Islam.”

The Swiss Egyptian will let it not be: “This is a matter of honor and dignity. This I won’t accept, I will take it to court. I am not angry, but you do not treat your employees like this. They have not even called me!” Exactly what kind of legal action he will take, Ramadan, who still has a contract until 2011, does not know yet.

About his work at Press TV, which caused his resignation, he says: “It has nothing to do with the support of the Iranian regime. I thought carefully for three months to reflect on the choice to work for them. I have a completely independent program.”

Had he ever been able to express criticism of the corrupt regime on that channel? “No, because I created a program about religion, not politics,” Ramadan concludes, who was tasked as an integration bridge builder by Rotterdam.

13 comments:

Zenster said...

About his work at Press TV, which caused his resignation, he says: “It has nothing to do with the support of the Iranian regime. I thought carefully for three months to reflect on the choice to work for them. I have a completely independent program.”

Had he ever been able to express criticism of the corrupt regime on that channel? “No, because I created a program about religion, not politics,” Ramadan concludes, who was tasked as an integration bridge builder by Rotterdam
. [emphasis added]

More taqiyya spewing from one of the world's master spewers. As someone who calls for the implementation of shari'a law, Ramadan knows damn well that in Islam there is no separation of church and state.

Therefore, to claim that his program is "about religion, not politics", is a fundamental impossibility. Furthermore, Ramadan, as a Sunni is almost obliged to criticize Iranian Shi'ites as heretics. So, as is usual with this bipedal sack of Islamic excrement, all of his blather is just window dressing for the usual Muslim bottom line of jihad.

If Wilders has managed to rid Europe of this terrorist-lite charlatan, it may well be one of his greatest short-term victories.

Henrik R Clausen said...

Good. As in Good!

Mr. Ramadan is an unofficial agent for the Muslim Brotherhood. He grew up in a fundamentalist Islamic center in Geneva, led by his father Saïd, who was exiled for Islamic radicalsm. Saïd, whomTariq honours by giving prizes in his name, was the person to pursuade the Saudis to start exporting Wahhabi Islam to the West.

Want to know more? Read Brother Tariq.

Getting Tariq sacked is a significant victory!

DP111 said...

By sacking me they try to get rid of Islam,” said Ramadan

Would that it was so easy.

According to the controversial Islamic scientist,

He is a scientist? An Islamic scientist as well?

The science of Taqqiya I suppose.

And what bird is a The Swiss Egyptian pray?

Had he ever been able to express criticism of the corrupt regime on that channel? “No, because I created a program about religion, not politics,”

Ah, of course - there is a clear separation of religion and politics in Islam, specially in Iran.

Zenster,
I would be surprised if Geert Wilders has anything to do with this. Wilders has much bigger fish to catch and fry, then this egocentric Egyptian. Ramadan is trying to inflate himself to the importance of Wilders by implicating him in his dismissal. It also does no harm to slander Wilders- specially in a "good" cause.

Henrik R Clausen said...

The word 'scientist' is quite obviously misplaced here. Islam is not scientific, and no science can be based upon it. History would be the closest one could come to science related to Islam, but Islamic leaders strongly oppose digging into the history of the quran (the Saana qurans, for instance). You are requested to leave logic and reason at the door, along with your shoes.

'Scientist' left by the wayside, 'scholar' might apply. Yet, it doesn't. I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Ramadan once, and he certainly didn't excel in scholary details about Islam, preferring instead to simply waste the time of everyone present.

Top Kafir said...

We all may be heartened to know the city of Rotterdam has such an efficient garbage removal service.

Robin Shadowes said...

"He is a scientist? An Islamic scientist as well?"

Mahoundian dude is a true rocket-scientist or maybe he is a brain-surgeon? Having made all his exams from the all the great madrasas of the world he now qualifies to a Ph D in pure quranic rocket science.

Anyway, great with some good news when only a couple of days away from the glorious rama-dama-ding-dong spectacle of this latest fall, nice to see a guy with the same name as the festivities get the boot. Next I hope he gets the boot out of Holland and preferably out of Europe all together!

Dymphna said...

He's a bully who likes to push women around. Only the French took him to court for it so he didn't get away with that one.

The Swiss Egyptian bird is a vulture. It nests in dead trees and feeds opportunistically on dying flesh. Preferably Western.

laine said...

"Islamic scientist" is an oxymoron.

I'm amazed there's anyone left in Rotterdam brave enough to sack a Muslim from anything for any sin, including flagrantly promoting Iran, the country already threatening Europe with its soon to be completed nukes.

Ramadan "thought for 3 months" and obviously came to believe on the basis of recent events that his publicly going to work for a declared enemy while still drawing a paycheck in Europe would be accepted by the Euro-dhimmis. His supremacist chutzpah was slightly premature to his chagrin and our delighted surprise. Now he proceeds to Plan B which is to drain his victims financially by gumming up their legal system and whining for damages.

One way or another, the advance troops of jihad extract their pound of flesh jyzia (special tax on non-Muslims).

Henrik R Clausen said...

Ramadan "thought for 3 months"

Wonder of wonders: The Muslims have an eerie tendency to always come down on the side of the money...

While it may be difficult, it is actually possible to make sense of Ramadan.

Different subject? Oh...

Robert Marchenoir said...

Interesting news. Those people do make mistakes sometimes. Working for the Iranian TV, and refusing to abandon such an infamous job, was one.

This goes along one of my pet theories, according to which Western Muslims might be defeated by their own greed and over-confidence.

However, this poses some strategic problems. If Ramadan had been smart enough to relinquish his Iranian contract, he would have kept his position as advisor of the Rotterdam council.

Does this mean we should encourage Muslims to play out their extremism, in order to make public opinion realise what they really have in mind ?

No definitive answer coming from me on this one.

Czechmade said...

I hope it is the Iranian freedom "lobby" in Holland that is activized right now.

All these pseudowesternized arabs deny Iranians any freedoms. See also arabs discussing Iran on bbceera.

Horrible.

WAKE UP said...

Australia (and by osmosis, New Zealand) has its own Tariq Ramadan, a shyster in Sydney named Irfan Yusuf.

Henrik R Clausen said...

Wake up, you could take inspiration from the questions I originally phrased for Tariq Ramadan, and try to get him to answer some of those.

Or get him to sign the Proposed Charter of Muslim Understanding. Publicly, of course - or explain in detail which points are unacceptable for him, and for exactly what reasons.