ON-Lion Letter
Swiss-born Muslim intellectual and activist Tariq Ramadan is Europe's most-quoted and circulated writer on Islam.  He is the grandson of Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, the radical group credited with inspiring modern Islamic radicalism.  Ramadan is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.  Considered by many to be a "moderate" and anti-extremist, his writings are featured regularly in major English-speaking newspapers in Europe.

Ramadan's real message, however, is revealed in his entire body of work, including his speeches to Muslim groups in France, Africa, and the Middle East.  For Encounter Books' new Brother Tariq:  The Doublespeak of Tariq RamadanCaroline Fourest insightfully examines his books, articles, and transcribes and translates his speeches.

Fourest is a French feminist writer, journalist, and co-founder and editor of ProChoix (in English, ProChoice), an anti-racist and anti-fundamentalist journal and website.  She is a lecturer at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris.

In Brother Tariq, Fourest shows how Ramadan's ingeniously beguiling rhetoric fosters the anti-Semitic and anti-Christian values of fundamentalist Islam on its latest battlefield -- Western civilization.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.
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