Islamic Scholar, Visa Withheld, Gives Up U.S. Post

By Stephanie Nebehay

Dec 14, 2004

GENEVA (Reuters) - A prominent Swiss-based Islamic scholar on Tuesday gave up plans to teach at a leading U.S. university after waiting in vain for a visa and accused the Bush administration of trying to silence him.

Tariq Ramadan, an intellectual influential among Muslims throughout Europe, said he had sent a letter of resignation this week to University of Notre Dame in Indiana, where he had been due to take up a tenured post as professor of religion.

Ramadan was issued a U.S. visa last May, but it was revoked in August -- days before he was to move to the United States -- after the Department of Homeland Security changed its position.

Notre Dame, a Catholic university, said then it was "deeply disappointed and concerned," but was optimistic the issue would be resolved and Ramadan would be allowed to take up his post.

From the Muslims' Koran:

 

009.030 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!

 

037.151 Is it not that they say, from their own invention,

 

037.152 Allah has begotten children? but they are liars!

 

019.088 They say: (Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son!

 

019.089 Indeed ye have put forth a thing most monstrous!

 

The Koran calls all of the eye witnesses - the apostles of Jesus --- liars!

 

1Jo 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

What exactly can a Catholic college teach the young - when their ignorance in the Word of the Lord that they say they worship - is so obvious?

1Cr 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Jhn 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God {second death] abideth on him. [There was a death that reigned already} Rom 5:14 ]

2Jo 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine [The Record of God's Son], receive him not

Why would a Catholic school invite a Muslim to preach to their students?

Isa 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light [Life] in them.

The visa withdrawal triggered protests in intellectual circles, and Ramadan said the U.S. authorities had encouraged him to re-apply. He had heard nothing since being interviewed in October at the U.S. embassy in Berne, he told Reuters.

"I sent a letter of resignation ... This has been extremely difficult for my family," said Ramadan, speaking in Geneva where he has lived in limbo with his wife and four children since their furniture was sent to South Bend, site of the university.

"The U.S. administration does not want my voice heard. I consider this an attack on academic freedom," added the 42-year-old, who has a doctorate from the University of Geneva.

Ramadan's teachings VIOLATE the U.S. constitution:

004.094 O ye who believe! When ye  ''''go abroad''''   in the cause of Allah, investigate carefully, and say not to any one who offers you a salutation: "Thou art none of a believer!" Therefore carefully investigate. 

004.101 When ye travel through the earth, there is no blame on you if ye shorten your prayers, for fear the Unbelievers May attack you: For the Unbelievers are unto you open enemies.

004.100 He who forsakes his home in the cause of Allah, finds in the earth Many a refuge, wide and spacious.

009.004 (But the treaties are) not dissolved with those Pagans with whom ye have entered into alliance and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor aided any one against you. So fulfil your engagements with them to the end of their term.

009.005 But when the forbidden months are past [when the 'treaties' expire}  then fight and slay the Pagans ''''wherever'''' ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war.  

[The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood - Pro 12:6]

008.067 It is not fitting for a prophet that he should have prisoners of war [slay them] until he hath thoroughly subdued the land.  [Treason, Discrimination, Theft and Murder - in non-Muslim nations]

047.004 Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks. [Behead them]

It is America's future generation that is being attacked. Ramadan has it backwards.

Woe unto those who got to where they are by using the Holy Reputation of the Son of God - but now have invited those who call the Son of God an abomination to join them.

Jud 1:19 These be they who separate themselves [from Life], sensual, having not the Spirit.

Hbr 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.

 

NO DECISION IN VIEW

A University of Notre Dame official was told recently by a contact in the State Department that no decision on the visa was in view, leading him to abandon his plans, he said.

Ramadan, the grandson of Hassan al-Banna, the Egyptian founder of the first modern Islamic radical group, the Muslim Brotherhood, has condemned the use of violence in the name of Islam, but is a controversial figure even in Europe. [Many Muslim 'extremists' condemn violence before 'western' audiences - for the cause of their allah. It's one of their commands:

004.094 O ye who believe! When ye  ''''go abroad''''   in the cause of Allah, investigate carefully, and say not to any one who offers you a salutation: "Thou art none of a believer!" Therefore carefully investigate. 

004.092 Never should a believer kill a believer

009.004 (But the treaties are) not dissolved with those Pagans with whom ye have entered into alliance and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor aided any one against you. So fulfil your engagements with them to the end of their term.

009.005 But when the forbidden months are past [when the 'treaties' expire}  then fight and slay the Pagans ''''wherever'''' ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war. [Even lies]

 

Critics in the media in France -- home to some five million Muslims and where Ramadan is particularly well known -- have portrayed him as two-faced, preaching a moderate Islam in French but a fundamentalist, radical Islam in Arabic.

On Tuesday he said his aim was to build bridges. "I am a voice for dialogue, for reconciling universes. It is the basis of my work."

Rev 13:8 All that dwell upon the earth shall worship him [a 'mouth' speaking great things and blasphemies], whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Satan and his angels are cast out of heaven to the earth} Rev 12:9 The pit is opened} Rev 9:2 and from '7 mountains' (7 kingdoms) an eighth is formed} Rev 17:10. They then go into perdition]

Rev 17:11 And the beast [kingdom] that was [as in the days of Noah], and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

Eze 32:22 Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword.

Eze 32:24 There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.

Eze 32:26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the living.

Eze 32:29 There is Edom [Edom is Esau], her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to the pit.

Hbr 11:12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

per·di·tion  Loss of the soul; eternal damnation.

They shall sleep the perpetual sleep where they 'don't wake'} Jer 51:39 Called the sleep of death} Psa 13:3  the second death} Rev 21:8

Psa 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever.

Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Their graves won't appear at the resurrection of the body of Christ} Luk 11:44

Eze 37:12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people [The body of Christ], I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

Eze 37:13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves.

Hsa 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

1Cr 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

1Cr 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1Cr 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

1Cr 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

1Cr 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

The Catholic church has never been known to teach about the second death.

Catholic leaders do not fear sitting with those who call the Son of God an abomination [Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost]

In revoking the visa, the U.S. authorities cited the Patriot Act, an anti-terrorism law adopted by Congress in October 2001.

In a statement on his resignation, Ramadan urged the U.S. administration to make public its findings so that he could be "absolutely cleared of false and humiliating accusations."

"If a basis for charges existed in my file, five months of inquiry should have been enough to produce proof..." he said.

He was named head of the program in religion, conflict and peace-building at the Joan Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame. It was set up by the billionaire widow of Ray Kroc, founder of the fast-food chain McDonald's.

He was also named professor in Islamic studies in the university's classics department.

"We have seen no evidence that he poses any threat to our national security. In fact, we believe the world could be a safer place if he is allowed to continue his work," Scott Appleby, director of the Kroc Institute, said in a letter posted on its Web site in late August.

"Tariq Ramadan is a strong but moderate voice in a world plagued by extremism," he added.

In his statement, Ramadan thanked Notre Dame and dozens of American organizations for their support.

"They are the dignity of the United States, carrying high the banner of pluralism and democratic debate while the U.S. administration unfortunately seems to show more signs each day of slipping toward a closed and worrying unilateralism."

Mat 25:32 Before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another

009.005 fight and slay the Pagans ''''wherever'''' ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war.

That includes ALL who believe in the Son of God. No true Muslim can deny that fact.

Notre Dame is supposedly a 'Christian' school. Yet, they're contributing to the foundation of destruction.

Mixing Islam in with societies that believe in the Son of God - is a sure recipe for major bloodshed.

But...

Isa 53:1 Who hath believed our report?