by Khaled Abou El Fadl
The way the case against Tariq Ramadan is handled seems like a political character assassination.
What is happening to Swiss-born Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan in France is disgraceful and simply ignominious. I can no longer maintain my silence before this grotesque travesty of justice.
Since rape charges were filed against him in France, Ramadan’s case has been marred by procedural irregularities. In fact, Ramadan’s mistreatment by the French courts and his virtual public lynching by the French media has been outrageously unfair. (…)