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Major Islamic conference in Paris accused of hosting hate speaker
by Shirli Sitbon
A speaker at France's biggest Islamic event, the annual meeting of the Union of Islamic Organisations (UOIF), told the crowd that "all the misery in the world originates from the Jews and the Zionist barbarism", according to a report in Le Figaro.
Renowned sociologist Michèle Tribalat, who researches immigration and Islam and was at last week's event, reported that speaker Hani Ramadan had said that the hand of Zionists and Jews are behind events that "hit Muslims across the world".
Ramadan, one of the event's main speakers, is the director of the Geneva Islamic Centre and the brother of Tariq Ramadan, a Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University. The brothers are grandsons of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan El-Banna.
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