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Reader comment on item: Why Revoke Tariq Ramadan's U.S. Visa?

Submitted by Egypt Steve (United States), Aug 27, 2004 at 10:55

This is all innuendo and guilt by association.

* As for Tariq Ramadan knowing a lot of bad people: his position is in conflict resolution and peace building. You've got to talk to enemies to accomplish this.

* As for being banned from France in 1996: He's been back many times since then. Obviously there was nothing to the allegations.

* As for praising Al-Turabi: anyone can make a mistake. Remember when Ronald Reagan called Jonas Savimbi the "Abraham Lincoln of Africa"? Remember when George Bush called Ariel Sharon a "man of peace"?

* As for possibly knowing Osama bin Laden: The Bushes know that family very well. But hey, if DHS wants to kick George Bush out of the country, they've got my endorsement!

* As for questioning whether OBL was behind 9/11: You link to a site reporting comments that TR had made within two weeks of the attack. ...

* All of this (whatever the "this" really is) was known when Tariq Ramadan's visa was approved the first time around. The real question is ... what's changed since the visa was first approved?
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