Saturday, May 21, 2005

Controversial Muslim scholar wins in court

With thanks to Hani Ramadan is the brother of Tariq Ramadan:

Controversial Muslim scholar wins in court

A controversial Muslim scholar who was fired from his teaching job after publicly defending death by stoning has won a second victory in a Geneva court. However, the cantonal authorities responded by saying Hani Ramadan, who is also director of Geneva’s Islamic Centre, would not be reinstated. It was the second time the courts have ruled in Ramadan’s favour, saying that his dismissal was unfair and demanding that the cantonal government recognise Ramadan’s status as a public servant and resume paying his salary. He was dismissed by the cantonal authorities in 2003 a few months after making his remarks in the French newspaper Le Monde. In the article, the imam defended death by stoning for adultery as set out in Islamic Sharia law. Ramadan also said that believers were protected from being infected with Aids. Last year, the appeals board had already said that Ramadan was still a public servant, but the government refused to budge and went one step further a few months later by cutting off his salary. His lawyer, Eric Hess, says his client now wants his job as a high school French teacher back. "He wants nothing less than full reintegration," he told swissinfo.


At May 21, 2005 3:08 PM, Anonymous Nightingale said...


Mentioning Tariq Ramadan. Perhaps you have heard about "Frère Tariq" by Caroline Fourest (2004). had some valuable links in October 2004:

Se also L'Express

At May 23, 2005 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So even Geneva has an "Islamic Center".



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