Muslim Scholar Speaks In Us After Travel Ban Lifted

04.09.10 | FL News Team

A prominent Muslim scholar once banned from traveling to the U.S. is back in the country this week. Tariq Ramadan delivered a lecture and met with members of the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday at Cooper Union College in New York City. An outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy, Ramadan teaches at Oxford University and was about to join the faculty at Notre Dame University in the U.S. six years ago when he had his visa revoked. The U.S. government accused him of supporting terrorism by donating to a charity linked to Hamas. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reversed the decision earlier this year. On Saturday he heads to Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois to be the keynote speaker for an annual banquet held by the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The theme for Ramadan's talk is "Unapologetic Activism: Our Legacy, Our Promise."