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

Submitted by Sylvia Wilson (Germany), Mar 12, 2005 at 18:25

Where is the proof that Tariq Ramadan is linked to terrorism? Your arguments have no substance: that his grand-father founded an Islamist organisation ? since when can a man be held responsible for the acts of his grand-father ? that his father MAY have studied with Ben Laden ? so if my father happens to study together with someone who, years later, turns into a bad apple, this stops me from entering the US ? Come on, this is absolute nonsense...

You say that T. Ramadan questions if Ben Laden is responsible for the 9-11 attacks: he actually said it was "highly probable" that Ben Laden was behind the attacks but that "some questions still remained unanswered". Where is the harm in that ?

The fact is Tariq Ramadan is highly critical of the US policies in Iraq and in Israel: that's why the US does not want him spreading his views in the US, banning him is an easy way of silencing a critic.

In the US, this "war on terrorism" has become an easy way of silencing any opposition to the US government. Anyone critical of the US policies is accused of being a "terrorist" without any serious evidence whatsoever... and then banned or thrown into Guantanamo Bay (if the government had any serious evidence against the detainees there, they would have tried them long ago). When I hear the US priding itself on being the country of freedom and liberty, I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
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