Tariq Ramadan's Rape Trial: Blame the Victim
[...]The Algerian writer Kamel Daoud summarized the response of the Arab-Islamic world to the Ramadan affair: "Silence, discomfort, embarrassment and theories of mass conspiracy".
The Muslim communities likely know what is at stake in the case of Ramadan, which the Muslim sociologist Omero Marongiu-Perria has called a "crumbling myth". But if the Muslims' silence and defense of Tariq Ramadan is something regrettable, Western silence is worse.
En wat doen de Islam knuffelaars?
130 personalities, including the economist Thomas Piketty and the French feminist Caroline De Haas, have defined the case against Ramadan as "a political campaign that, far from defending the cause of women, imposes on our country a destructive agenda of hatred and fear".
Het is een botsing tussen sharia (vrouwen zijn schuldig) en seculiere wet: de schuld van de dader moet worden aangetoond.
Thousands of people in Europe and millions in the Arab world are simply not willing to accept that Tariq Ramadan can be judged and found guilty by a system of democratic, Western and secular justice. That is the question at stake: will we witness the triumph of extremists over powerless Muslim women who will most likely never again have the courage to denounce their Muslim aggressors? This desire to perpetuate inequality seems why enormous amounts of money are being collected to defend Mr. Ramadan.
En de weg ligt al vast (want islam nietwaar?)
The goal seems to be to turn Ramadan into a martyr. According to Asmar Lafar, the president of the "Muslims of France" organization, Ramadan's pensée ("thinking/worldview") is still "intact" despite the accusations. People holding placards saying "Free Tariq Ramadan" rallied in Paris.
Wie in de Islam zijn hersens gebruikt, zal zijn hoofd moeten missen.