Tuesday 21 March 2006 Muslim Brotherhood website: Tariq Ramadan ordeal" might as well be called the "Muslim Brotherhood ordeal"
Judeoscope.ca - Reacting to media reports that Swiss Islamist preacher Tariq Ramadan recently applied for a visa to enter the United States after his visa was revoked under a provision of the Patriot Act in 2004 , the Muslim Brotherhood English-language website Ikhwanweb.com came out in support of Tariq Ramadam, whose grandfather founded the Brotherhood in 1928. Ikhwanweb.com claimed Ramadan and the Brotherood share the same "ordeal" because both the Brotherhood and Ramadan are allegedly discredited as extremists. Leading Muslim Brotherhood ideologues such as Hassan al-Banna and Sayyed Qutb built their movement on the glorification of perpetual war against non-Muslims until Islam dominates the entire planet. Tariq Ramadan denies he has any links to the Brotherhood other than being the grandson of its founder. Ikhwanweb writes: What we may call here the "Tariq Ramadan ordeal" might as well be called the "Muslim Brotherhood ordeal". This is a Muslim scholar who was considered by Time magazine as one of the most important 100 thinkers in the world. His discourse is always so moderate that his views are sometimes rejected by some Muslims as too conciliatory. Nevertheless, his correctly obtained visa was revoked by U.S. authorities despite his contract with the University of Notre Dame and the support he received from it and other quarters. But dogmatic decisions by an administration that makes no difference between a few extremist elements and the peaceful, law-abiding overwhelming majority of Muslims at home and abroad has led to that arbitrary decision and to similar arbitrary decisions that led abroad to war in Iraq, among other things. His moderation was acknowledged by the Blair government when it included him in a team of 13 wise men to advise it on how to deal with extremism and fanaticism. The same is true of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). Its approach and methods have invariably been peaceful, moderate and open-minded. Totalitarian regimes, however, fearful of a trustworthy rival that enjoys the confidence and support of people as a result of its long-standing devotion to the interests of its people, based on honesty and transparence, have led those despotic regimes to stick the "extremist" label to the MB. The fact of the matter is that it is the MB which has suffered a lot from the atrocities and human rights violations perpetrated by those regimes. Over the past decade alone, some 20,000 MB members have been detained for various periods by the Egyptian regime, using the limitless powers it enjoys under the emergency law. The MB is deprived of the right to have its own political party so as to be easily accused at any moment of being "illegitimate", although it obtained 20 per cent of the seats in Egypt's parliament despite all sorts of police brutalities against it and its supporters, resulting, e.g., in the killing of 14 voters just trying to exercise their right to vote for MB members, and the injuring of hundreds more. See online: Original <http://www.ikhwanweb.com/Home.asp?zPage=Systems&System=PressR&Press=Show&La ng=E&ID=4119> Post. [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] -------------------------- Want to discuss this topic? Head on over to our discussion list, [EMAIL PROTECTED] -------------------------- Brooks Isoldi, editor [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.intellnet.org Post message: email@example.com Subscribe: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Unsubscribe: [EMAIL PROTECTED] *** FAIR USE NOTICE. This message contains copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. OSINT, as a part of The Intelligence Network, is making it available without profit to OSINT YahooGroups members who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information in their efforts to advance the understanding of intelligence and law enforcement organizations, their activities, methods, techniques, human rights, civil liberties, social justice and other intelligence related issues, for non-profit research and educational purposes only. We believe that this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law. If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use,' you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/osint/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/