~ ITEM: Rotterdam launches investigation of its Islam Advisor.
~ ITEM: Rotterdam: Municipality to investigate Ramadan tapes.
~ SERIOUSLY, What’s a stealth-jihadist to do?
You schmooze, you waffle, you tapdance around your real views when speaking to Teh Kuffars, you get professional snapshots of your smooth-looking self.. and then the super-moderate cluck-cluck Dutch– THE FRICKIN’ DUTCH?!?!– go all cranky on your sneaky butt.
It was a sweet jet-setting gig, while it lasted, Tariq.
Now that his usual paying-victims have begun to do real caveat emptor on their Rent-A-Moderate™, it may be that the jig is up.. even the smell of radicalism around someone like The Tariq may well (1) inspire more serious investigation, and (2) put off those seeking an allegedly moderate spokes-Muslim, since he may not be a moderate.
“According to Binnenlands Bestuur, all together Ramadan had cost Rotterdam till now 1.79 million euro: 420,000 euro a year in 2007 and 2008 for his advising, and 150,000 euro in 2009. Out of this, 55,000 goes to Ramadan, the rest are for organizing debates and meetings in the framework of the ‘citizenship, identity and feeling at home’ project’. Additionally the municipality pays 200,000 a year for his professorship, which includes travel and accommodations for him and his three research assistants.”
That’s called hitting him where it counts, right in the shekels.
‘Moderate?’ Pah! JihadBot!!
As we noted a while back of Tariq, “He is Islamist royalty – his maternal grandfather, Hasan al-Banna, founded the Muslim Brotherhood”.. and his evil and jihadists connections are deep and wide. Unless he’s specifically forsworn such groups and associations, he’s besmirched by association.
However, to the rest of the world, it may just be the time when everyone is beginning to see once and for all who and what Tariq “Taqqiyya” Ramadan really is.
Could this be the beginning of a split between progressives and sharia-supremacists? I hope the Dutch authorities nail this guy, and bust his phony racket wide open. Anybody out there know someone on the Rotterdam city council?
“He is Islamist royalty – his maternal grandfather, Hasan al-Banna, founded the Muslim Brotherhood”; and Daniel Pipes continues:
- He has praised the brutal Islamist policies of the Sudanese politician Hassan Al-Turabi. Mr. Turabi in turn called Mr. Ramadan the “future of Islam.”
- Mr. Ramadan was banned from entering France in 1996 on suspicion of having links with an Algerian Islamist who had recently initiated a terrorist campaign in Paris.
- Ahmed Brahim, an Algerian indicted for Al-Qaeda activities, had “routine contacts” with Mr. Ramadan, according to a Spanish judge (Baltasar Garzón) in 1999.
- Djamel Beghal, leader of a group accused of planning to attack the American embassy in Paris, stated in his 2001 trial that he had studied with Mr. Ramadan.
- Along with nearly all Islamists, Mr. Ramadan has denied that there is “any certain proof” that Bin Laden was behind 9/11.
- He publicly refers to the Islamist atrocities of 9/11, Bali, and Madrid as “interventions,” minimizing them to the point of near-endorsement.
- Intelligence agencies suspect that Mr. Ramadan (along with his brother Hani) coordinated a meeting at the Hôtel Penta in Geneva for Ayman al-Zawahiri, deputy head of Al-Qaeda, and Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind sheikh, now in a Minnesota prison.
- Mr. Ramadan’s address appears in a register of Al Taqwa Bank, an organization the State Department accuses of supporting Islamist terrorism.
Pipes also has written himself on the man:
- “Tariq Ramadan, the Chicago Tribune, and Me.” Provides a running account of my disputes with Ramadan, many of them concerning the Chicago Tribune, but some not, in the period August-December 2004.
- “Tariq Ramadan Gives Up – Then Tries Again.” Picks up the issue of Ramadan’s U.S. visa in December 2004 and follows him as he alternately stops trying to get into the United States, then legally challenges his exclusion.
- “Tariq Ramadan Exposed.” Looks at Ramadan’s little problem at with the truth involving the Italian magazine Panorama.
- “Is Tariq Ramadan Lying [about Magdi Allam]?” dissects Ramadan’s strange accusation against me and finds that, “as so often is the case with Islamists and other totalitarians, the accuser himself stands accused.”