That’s the question that Tariq Ramadan will be answering on November 11th in Vienna. The Austrian Association of Academics (Akademikerbund) is sponsoring a forum at which the renowned scholar of Islam will be the guest of honor.
Below is the invitation for the event, as translated by our Austrian correspondent ESW:
Islam and the European Model of Life
Is there a Euro-Islam?
The relationship between the West and the Islamic world has deteriorated since 9/11. This is evident in the fear of terrorist attacks as well as in the problems that European Muslims of the second and third generations face. Furthermore, the differences between Islam and other religions continue to surface:
- Which of the religious rulings of the Koran are incompatible with European values?
- Where are these incompatibilities most evident? e.g. education in schools, building of mosques, religious drawings in newspapers.
- What about the role of the Austrian Islamic Association?
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Introductory remarks: Franz Fiedler, President of the Austrian Association of Academics Podium: Tariq Ramadan, Islamic scholar Christian Zeitz, Vienna Akademikerbund Wolfram Eberhardt, author of the book Im Auftrag Allahs: Gläubige, Fanatiker, Terroristen Moderator: Peter Danich, Political Academy
Politische Akademie Wien
November 11, 2008
This sounds like an unprecedented opportunity for Austrians to get to know Mr. Ramadan a little better. If I were anywhere near Vienna (and could understand German), I’d be there myself.