Denying Professor's Visa Sends 'Wrong Message,' Islamic Group Says

By Susan Jones Morning Editor

August 25, 2004

( - The Department of Homeland Security has revoked the visa of an Islamic scholar who was supposed to begin teaching at the University of Notre Dame this month -- a decision that is not going over well with an Islamic civil rights group.

The Washington-based Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the government's decision to revoke Tariq Ramadan's visa "sends the wrong message to the Islamic world about America's willingness to listen to what Muslims have to say."

In a press release, CAIR says that Ramadan, a Swiss citizen, is "often described as a 'moderate' and a 'reformer.'"  There is NO such thing as a 'moderate' according to the Koran...CAIR's 'bible'

004.095 Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward.

002.216 Fighting is prescribed for you

But as reported last month, Ramadan is a controversial figure in Europe, where he is accused of anti-Semitism and advocating violence against women.

The Department of Homeland Security revoked Ramadan's visa at the end of July, after his family's belongings had already been sent to the United States, CAIR noted.

Notre Dame University said it knew of "no reason why his entry should be prevented." But, as CAIR noted, a report in the Chicago Tribune suggested that the decision to revoke Ramadan's visa "could have been influenced by some Jewish groups that have waged a campaign against scholars and public intellectuals whose views on Islam and the Middle East conflict with their own." The Koran conflicts with ALL humanitarian laws. If ever presented before this world....CAIR will be left speechless.

According to CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, "The best way to improve deteriorating relations with the Muslim world is by listening to mainstream Islamic political and religious voices, not by censoring respected scholars whose views are apparently feared by those who seek a monopoly on intellectual debate."


Debate these...from the Koran:


004.094 O ye who believe! When ye ''''go abroad'''' in the cause of Allah


002.191 Slay them wherever ye catch them


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.


002.193 And fight them on until there is no more Tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah.


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


005.033 The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger

is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet

How is it, the allah of the Koran speaks about those who '''''wage war''''' when he repetitiously commands his own followers to do just that? Wage War!

This needs to be all of the humanitarians!

All who argue that the Muslims who go out and fight are not better than the ones who don't.....have NO right to call themselves a 'scholar' of Islam. The Koran has more authority in Islam than any of them. And the Koran speaks differently than they do.

Awad said the government's decision to revoke Ramadan's visa "runs counter to recent remarks by President Bush's national security advisor Condoleezza Rice, who said just last week that America must expand 'efforts to support and encourage the voices of moderation and tolerance and pluralism within the Muslim world.'"

Scott Appleby, director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame, a Catholic institution, said last month he was aware of the controversy surrounding Ramadan.

"If we felt Tariq Ramadan were anti-Semitic or opposed to women or an advocate of violence, those would be barriers to him joining our faculty," he said. "We don't believe that those are fair accusations."

How about this accusation for ALL Catholics:


Koran}  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 witnesses of the New Testament --- liars!


How do they call themselves Catholics?


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.


2Jo 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine [of Christ], receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:


1Cr 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.


You cannot sit at the table of those who deny the Son of God, and sit at the Son's Table also!


What kind of a message is Scott Appleby sending to the Catholics that are a part of his 'Catholic' Institute? [It's not the Gospel of Christ....according to the Word of Christ]


Has the Catholic name been hijacked by those who would call the Son of God an abomination? How many Catholics would agree with such Blasphemy?