We posted last night about a Canadian website called Présence Musulmane (Muslim Presence). It was founded in 1996 by the well-known Swiss philosopher Tariq Ramadan, who also happens to be the grandson of Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.
For more than two years, up until yesterday, Professor Ramadan’s Francophone website had featured an article entitled “Non Charlie” that advocated violence against Charlie Hebdo and others who insult the prophet of Islam. The phrasing used in the piece was undoubtedly elliptical enough to avoid any legal action by the state, but the text left no doubt about the meaning intended.
By a strange coincidence, “Non Charlie” was pulled from the site after attention was drawn to it in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Fortunately, screen captures and cached versions still exist, so that there can be no doubt that that the article-writer at Présence Musulmane actually said those things.
Marc Lebuis of Point de Bascule has done extensive research on Tariq Ramadan and his affinity for the Muslim Brotherhood. In the video below, Vlad Tepes interviews Mr. Lebuis about Dr. Ramadan, Présence Musulmane, the Ikhwan, and related matters:
See Vlad’s post “Marc Lebuis: Tariq Ramadan and calls for the end of freedom of expression in Canada” for links to more information about Tariq Ramadan and Présence Musulmane.