Is What's At Stake More than Academic?

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photoTariq Ramadan is one of the world's top Islamic scholars with a new vision for moderate Islam. He is also the grandson of the founder of the Egyptian radical group, the Muslim Brotherhood.

Those two worlds apparently collided after he accepted a position to teach at the University of Notre Dame this fall. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. government, deciding Ramadan to be a dangerous man, revoked his visa. Now, Tariq Ramadan is unemployed and angry.

Hear a conversation with Tariq Ramadan about his life as a scholar and radical Muslim, and his future.


Tariq Ramadan, Islamic scholar

Jay Toslon, reporter following the story for U.S. News and World Report

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on December 17, 2004.


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