| Tariq Ramadan claims consensual sex with women accusing him of rape, after previously denying any physical contact
| Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Jihad Watch : Tariq Ramadan’s changing of his story at this point both reveals the
dishonesty of this much-lauded Islamic “reformer,” and shows that he
realizes how strong the case is against him. The accusations are
extremely serious, and the case is being investigated in an atmosphere
of Muslim Brotherhood thuggery: one of his accusers has already been beaten and threatened.
That’s not the only violent aspect of the Ramadan case. One accuser said
he subjected her to “blows to the face and body, forced sodomy, rape
with an object and various humiliations, including being dragged by the
hair to the bathtub and urinated on.”
Another one of his accusers said he told her he was raping her because she didn’t wear a hijab.
“Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan admits to ‘consensual’ sex with accusers,” France24, October 22, 2018:
Leading Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, charged with
raping two women in France, claimed Monday that he had consensual sex
with both of them after previously denying any physical contact. Ramadan, a well-known TV commentator, has strongly denied accusations that he raped the women in hotel rooms as an attempted smear by his opponents.
His lawyer Emmanuel Marsigny said the Swiss academic had changed his
account of what happened on the basis of text messages that have emerged
between him and his two accusers. The messages “show that the plaintiffs lied and that the sexual
encounters were wanted, consensual and even sought again afterwards”,
The unearthing of these messages “has allowed him to acknowledge that he had sexual relations” with the women, Marsigny said.
Ramadan, accused of raping the women in 2009 and 2012, has been in custody since February 2. He previously insisted he had no sexual contact with his two
accusers, feminist activist Henda Ayari and a disabled woman known in
media reports as “Christelle”. Ramadan was a professor at Oxford University until he was forced to
take leave when the rape allegations surfaced at the height of the “Me
Too” movement late last year.
The married father of four, whose grandfather founded Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, has repeatedly sought bail arguing that being in prison is making it difficult to treat his multiple sclerosis. The courts have so far rejected his requests, ruling that he can
receive adequate treatment in the prison hospital at Fresnes in the
southern Paris suburbs. Last month a computer expert working on the investigation retrieved
399 text messages between Ramadan and Christelle, whom he is accused of
raping in a Lyon hotel room in 2009.
The text messages detailed his violent sexual fantasies ahead of the alleged attack.
Ramadan’s lawyers have also provided details of his exchanges with Ayari, whom he is accused of raping in a Paris hotel in 2012.
Afterwards, the records show that he wrote to her: “I sensed your unease… apologies for my ‘violence’.” Ramadan previously claimed he was involved in a “game of seduction” with Christelle, online and on the telephone. But he said their only face-to-face contact was a drink in the hotel bar, describing her as a “compulsive liar”.
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 7:13 PM