Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan by Caroline Fourest

By Caroline Fourest

Tariq Ramadan is an international phenomenon. A Swiss-born Muslim activist, he's the grandson of the founding father of the Muslim Brotherhood, the unconventional crew credited with inspiring glossy Islamic radicalism. Ramadan is fluent in English, French and Arabic. In Europe, he's the main quoted and circulated author on Islam. His writings are a standard function of significant English-speaking newspapers, yet his actual message is published in his speeches to Muslim teams in France, Africa, and the center East. Caroline Fourest has conscientiously transcribed and translated these speeches and exhibits that Ramdan's inventive rhetoric is a computer virus, fostering the anti-Semitic and anti-Christian values of fundamentalist Islam on its most recent battlefield: Western civilization.

Show description

Read or Download Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan PDF

Best communication & media studies books

The Conspiracy of Art

The pictures from Abu Ghraib are as murderous for the US as these of the global alternate middle in flames. the entire West is inside the burst of sadistic laughter of the yankee infantrymen, because it is at the back of the development of the Israeli wall. this is often the place the reality of those photographs lies.

Consumption, Identity and Style: Marketing, meanings, and the packaging of pleasure

There's expanding speak, as we head for the decade of the millenium, of the post-industrial relaxation society. construction is geared an increasing number of to the shopper wishes of a hugely cellular and prosperous society, that's mostly unaware that its so much intimate moments and personal pleasures in customer tradition are structures of a robust and manipulative customer marketplace.

Human Societies: An Introduction to Macrosociology, Eleventh Edition

The 11th variation of Human Societies covers many new advancements of our swiftly altering instances. between many worldwide updates are altering political ideologies, cyber war, biofuels and the issues they current, new inhabitants keep watch over projects, and the expanding democratization and fiscal strength of China.

The Conspirators' Hierarchy: The Committee of 300

Are you able to think an all robust crew, that is aware no nationwide limitations, above the legislation of all nations, person who controls each point of politics, faith, trade and undefined; banking, coverage, mining, the drug alternate, the petroleum undefined, a bunch answerable to nobody yet its contributors. To nearly all of us, any such team would seem to be past the geographical regions of probabilities and features of any given service provider, if that's what you think, then you definitely are within the majority.

Additional info for Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan

Example text

Denis MacShane June2007 Preface I would really have preferred Tariq Ramadan to remain true to his promise: the promise of a proud and dynamic Islam, but one that was enlightened and modern. I can well understand that a number of Muslims in the West see in him a model, or even a hero-especially now that he has been demonized and can play the martyr's role. Will devoting a whole book to him succeed only in further demonizing him and so providing him with yet another platform? When challenged by demagogues, democrats have only one weapon: education-an education that is difficult even to begin in the course of a single article or in a TV program, when one is pressed for time and forced to improvise, allowing the demagogue to escape with a flippant remark, an evasive answer, or a lie that is soon forgotten.

In other words, he wants to return to a form of colonialism of which he is the beneficiary and not the victim. Hassan al-Banna was all the more inclined to agree with the latter outlook, in that he was a student of one of the most rigorous proponents of the Salafist school, Rashid Rida. Unlike Afghani or Mohammed Abduh, who had studied in France and was relatively open to modernizing influences, Rida, motivated by intense anti-Western sentiment, did all in his power to make the reformist impulse more rigid and steer the Salafist school towards an archaic fundamentalism.

In giving his movement a name that was both a title and an expression currently employed in Arabic, in which believers often address each other as "brother," he created a means of identification that was discreet. From its birth on, the Brotherhood was both an official movement and a school of thought that one could claim to belong to, or deny being part of, according to circumstances. On the other hand, the watchword was clear and unambiguous: "Our motto will forever be: God is our objective. God's messenger is our guide.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.68 of 5 – based on 30 votes