Master apologist for radical Islam, Tariq Ramadan, (Banned from entry to the U.S. for the past 5 years until Obama lifted ban last month) argues about burqas and Islam with ex-Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch lawmaker, who knows first hand about the brutality of Islam.
[Some excerpts] “By banning the burqa, banning the way people are dressing, we are against our own values,” Ramadan said. “In fact, we are nurturing fear, and we are not having a constructive debate. Islam is a European religion, and it’s part of society.”
His view was strongly challenged by former Dutch lawmaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who has received death threats for her anti-Islamic views and whonow lives in the United States. “Islam is not a European religion,” she said. “What we are seeing in Europe is that there is conflict between the values of Europe and the values of Islam.” She added, “We are having a discussion about basic human values that Europeans have resolved and Muslims have not.”
Ramadan struck back, saying Hirsi Ali should listen to what U.S. President Barack Obama was saying about Muslims to the Islamic world. “He was also saying to the Americans, ‘Look Islam is an American religion.’ We have millions of Europeans who are abiding by the law, speaking the language of the country, and they are now loyal to their country — and they’re doing it (the clothing) as an act of faith.” CNN