Middle East studies in the News
For Tariq Ramadan, "You're Either Veiled or You are Raped," Says Henda Ayari
The Sherbrooke Times
Henda Ayari, the first woman to have filed a complaint against Tariq Ramadan for rape, provides that for the islamologist 'you're veiled, you're either raped" in an interview published Monday by le Parisien. The swiss theologian is the subject of an investigation in Paris for " rape, sexual assault, violence and threats of death ", and is the subject of complaints from two women, including Henda Ayari, who denounced similar facts.
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The former salafist became a feminist activist and secular, Henda Ayari told in a book of his meeting with Tariq Ramadan in a book but without the name. "This is the campaign #BalanceTonPorc who pushed me to reveal his name," says the young woman in the new yorker where she says that she was "under undue influence" of Tariq Ramadan and that he had "threatened retaliation" or "take his children."
"Proud to" be "a muslim who respects the laws of the Republic"
Lashed out on social networks by supporters of the intellectual islamist who accused him of attacking Islam, the young woman said to be "proud" of being "a muslim who respects the laws of the Republic" and refuses to " shut up because that Tariq Ramadan uses islam to satisfy his sexual urges ". The lawyer of Tariq Ramadan has announced that it has filed a complaint last Monday for " slanderous denunciation ", and the theologian himself said that a " new complaint will be filed in the coming days ".
According to Release, which devotes an article to the case, " other evidence (but that had not filtered) were achieved, according to the parties concerned, the essayist Caroline Fourest and journalist Ian Hamel, based in Switzerland, authors, and other books of survey of the theologian. They were state of violent behaviors on the part of Ramadan ".
For its part, the swiss theologian on Saturday denounced its page on Facebook a " campaign of slander " is triggered by his " arch-enemies ". Tariq Ramadan, 55, a grandson of the founder of the brotherhood egyptian islamist of the muslim brotherhood, enjoys strong popularity in the circles of muslim conservatives. It is also highly controversial, especially in the realms of the secular, who see him as the holding of a political Islam.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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