Tariq Ramadan gets Oxford job

Tariq RamadanA prominent Islamic scholar who has been banned from the US is to teach at Oxford University. Professor Tariq Ramadan, who lives in Geneva, was named as one of the 21st Century’s great innovators by Time Magazine last year for his work. St Antony’s College says he is due to begin a Visiting Fellowship in October.

A college spokesperson said: “Professor Ramadan is an internationally-recognised scholar. Professor Ramadan is a regular visitor to Britain and the other states of the EU, without exception. St Antony’s college is a forum for free academic exchange on the issues of our times, and opposes all manifestations of hate speech and intimidation designed to curb academic freedoms.”

BBC News, 27 August 2005

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