Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan defends his views

The Swiss-born thinker, who was denied a visa to teach in the U.S., says he is a reformist interested in a ‘post-integration discourse’ to explore the ways Muslims in the West can contribute.

Liberal Muslim or closet fundamentalist? Peaceful intellectual or militant in sheep’s clothing?

Tariq Ramadan has been called all these things — and more — by his friends and foes. Whatever the truth, the Swiss-born Oxford University professor ranks among the most influential thinkers in the Muslim world, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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