| Hugh Fitzgerald: For Tariq Ramadan, Another Shoe Drops
| Saturday, September 22, 2018
|Jihad Watch : Tariq Ramadan, the “towering intellect” and “leading Islamic
scholar,” has just had another shoe drop. But before getting to the
latest installment of our seriocomic tale, let’s begin at the beginning.
To refresh memories, Ramadan is currently being held in a French
prison, and has been there since February 2, while awaiting trial on
charges of the rape of two women in France — Henda Ayari and the woman
known as “Christelle.’” A third woman known as “Marie” — her real name
is Mounia Borrouj — also accused Ramadan of rape.
Other accusations of
rape and sexual violence have also been made against him by an American
woman now living in Kuwait, and by another in Belgium; the legal status
of these accusations is not clear. In addition, four Swiss women have
accused Ramadan of sexual assault when they were his underage pupils at a
high school in Geneva.
On June 5, the French judges handling Ramadan’s case dismissed the
charges made by “Marie.” This has led to much mafficking by Ramadan’s
supporters. They think their hero, unjustly persecuted by the French
justice system because he is a Muslim, is at last seeing justice done,
and they look forward to his being completely exonerated. Apparently
these judges, described by Ramadan’s loyalists for so long as “unfair”
and “biased,” have suddenly became “fair” and “unbiased.”
What made the judges dismiss the accusations by “Marie”? First, “Marie” was no innocent, but an ex-escort girl, that is, a
call girl, who had already been involved in a famous sex scandal in
France involving special “evenings” — at such sites as the Hotel Carlton
in Lille (l’ affaire du Carlton de Lille) — where such notables as
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former director of the IMF, enjoyed the favors
of high-end prostitutes.
There is no hint of any such background in the
lives of any of Ramadan’s other accusers. Second, “Marie” claimed to have been raped by Ramadan in France,
London, and Brussels nine times over sixteen months between 2013 and
2014. Both Henda Ayari and “Christelle” claimed to have been raped only
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