Tariq Ramadan


Tariq Ramadan is a leader of the Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and son of Said Ramadan and the grand­son of the founder of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. He is Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­sor at the Fac­ul­ty of Islam­ic Stud­ies in Qatar and for­mer Direc­tor of the Research Cen­tre of Islam­ic Leg­is­la­tion and Ethics (CILE; Doha, Qatar). In 2009, Ramadan was dis­missed from his posi­tions as an advis­er on inte­gra­tion for the city of Rot­ter­dam and from a Dutch Uni­ver­si­ty over his role as a talk show host on Iran­ian TV. A ban on Ramadan trav­el­ing to the US was lift­ed in Jan­u­ary 2010 and since then he has appeared a num­ber of times in the US to speak at events orga­nized by var­i­ous US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood orga­ni­za­tions. Until 2018, Ramadan was Pro­fes­sor of Con­tem­po­rary Islam­ic Stud­ies at Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty and also taught at the Oxford Fac­ul­ty of The­ol­o­gy. In wake of the #MeToo move­ment in 2017, sev­er­al women have come for­ward and accused Ramadan of rape. As a con­se­quence, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oxford announced in Novem­ber 2017 that Ramadan has tak­en a leave of absence from the uni­ver­si­ty. Ramadan was tak­en into cus­tody in France in Feb­ru­ary 2018 and held for over nine months before being grant­ed bail on claims that he raped two women––one in 2009 and the oth­er in 2012. In Feb­ru­ary 2020, France charged him for rape in regards to two oth­er women.