Monday, October 27, 2008

Is there a Euro-Islam?

Tariq RamadanThat’s the question that Tariq Ramadan will be answering on November 11th in Vienna. The Austrian Association of Academics (Akademikerbund) is sponsoring a forum at which the renowned scholar of Islam will be the guest of honor.

Below is the invitation for the event, as translated by our Austrian correspondent ESW:

Islam and the European Model of Life
Is there a Euro-Islam?

The relationship between the West and the Islamic world has deteriorated since 9/11. This is evident in the fear of terrorist attacks as well as in the problems that European Muslims of the second and third generations face. Furthermore, the differences between Islam and other religions continue to surface:

  • Which of the religious rulings of the Koran are incompatible with European values?
  • Where are these incompatibilities most evident? e.g. education in schools, building of mosques, religious drawings in newspapers.
  • What about the role of the Austrian Islamic Association?
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Introductory remarks: Franz Fiedler, President of the Austrian Association of Academics
Podium: Tariq Ramadan, Islamic scholar
  Christian Zeitz, Vienna Akademikerbund
  Wolfram Eberhardt, author of the book Im Auftrag Allahs: Gläubige, Fanatiker, Terroristen
Moderator: Peter Danich, Political Academy

Politische Akademie Wien
Tivoligasse 73
1120 Vienna
November 11, 2008

Registration necessary

This sounds like an unprecedented opportunity for Austrians to get to know Mr. Ramadan a little better. If I were anywhere near Vienna (and could understand German), I’d be there myself.


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Richard said...

Tariq Ramadan has been exposed by refugee from Iran, Afshin Ellian on, as a fanatic in the disguise of moderation.

His mask has been taken off and his true face has been shown, yet the media ignore this and still portray him as a moderate Muslim (a term which Afshin Ellian also questions) and supplying him with the platform to spread his two-faced lies.

Islam is as far removed from freedom as possible. Nothing will change that. Only when Muslims move away from the basic Islam they will enjoy some liberties. Liberties which there brethern in Islamic countries cannot enjoy.

Unknown said...

Which of the religious rulings of the Koran are incompatible with European values?

Virtually all of them.

Zenster said...

At some forty lines, this is the most succinct comment I can make about Tariq Ramadan:

1. Ayman al-Zawahiri
2. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
3. Ayatollah Kahmeini
4. Mullah Muhammad Omar (possibly snuffed)
5. Abu Bakar Ba'asyir (Bashir)
6. Moqtada Sadr
7. Abu Hamza al-Masri
8. Fateh Najmeddin Faraj — Mullah Krekar (AKA: Abu Sayyid Qutb)
9. Khaled Meshal
10. Sheikh Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
11. Ismail Haniya
12. Mohammed Abbas
13. Yusuf al-Qaradawi
14. Tariq Ramadan
15. Sheikh Taj al-Din al-Hilali
16. imam Omar Bakri Muhammed Fustuq
17. imam Abdel-Samie Mahmoud Ibrahim Moussa
18. imam Sheikh SyeSyed Mubarik Ali Gilani
19. Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal
20. Sheik Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi
21. Dr. Mahmoud al-Zahar
22. Prince Sultan Ibn Abd al-Aziz
23. Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz
24. Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz
25. Muhammad Taqi Usmani
26. Yasin al Qadi (Saudi terrorist financier)
27. Sheikh Abdullah bin Jibreen — top Wahabbi cleric
28. Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan — top Wahabbi cleric
29. Sheikh Nasser Al-Omar — top Wahabbi cleric
30. Sheikh Essa
31. Abu Waleed Ansari
32. Abu Yahya al-Libbi
33. Maulana Ilyas Kashmiri
34. Sheikh Abu Yahya al-Libi (al Qaeda CEO)
35. Sheikh Abdel-Aziz Al al-Sheikh — Saudi Grand Mufti
36. Ramadan Shalah — Islamic Jihad leader
37. Ali Abdullah Saleh – Yemini President
38. Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Ghaith — head SA’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.
39. Imad Mugniyah — Iranian master terrorist – Killed 2/13/2008
Substitute: Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu — OIC Secretary General
40. Ahmed Abu Laban — DEAD unfortunately of natural causes— 119/2007
Substitute: Nour al Maliki or Hamid Karzai

Special Bonus Candidates:

41. Chabid Benmakhlouf, Marocko/Sweden - new chief of the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe; chairman of FIOE (Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe).
42. Doudou Diene, Senegal - former UN Special Rapporteur on Racism