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Tariq Ramadan and the Muslim Brotherhood
by Tarek Fatah
Tariq Ramadan, the darling of the world Islamist establishment is back in Montreal. This time however, the Swiss scholar who usually camouflages his Islamist agenda under the niqab of ambivalent doublespeak, is going to do away with ambiguity that allows him to escape serious scrutiny.
Until now, Ramadan has cleverly deflected allegations of his affiliation to the Muslim Brotherhood by arguing that it was his grandfather, Hassan Albanna who founded the Brotherhood, not him. And that he cannot be held responsible for his grandfather's philosophy or his father's actions who too was a brotherhood operative.
However, this time Tariq Ramadan is being hosted in Montreal by an organization that makes no secret of its affiliation with the ideology of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood--The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC).
MAC says on its website that its "roots can be traced to the Islamic revival of the early 20th century, culminating in the movement of the Muslim Brotherhood." If the reader is left with any doubt about MAC's links with the Muslim Brotherhood, their website makes it abundantly clear:
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