Foreign Office backs Tariq Ramadan

tariq-ramadan2The Guardian reports:

“There has been media pressure to block the entry of the Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been banned by America. But the Home Office is unlikely to act in his case, as he is a best-selling author who promotes a progressive Islam and has condemned the London attacks. He has been described by the Foreign Office as ‘the leading Muslim leader/speaker in Europe’.”

Guardian, 15 July 2005