The Muslim Brotherhood slips their candidate in the Democratic Party

20 May 2016

EFD Senior Fellow Dr Valentina Colombo writes about the arrival of Tariq Ramadan to Milan, scheduled for June 3.

Tariq Ramadan is a very controversial political figure: known for being the nephew of Hasan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Ramadan is a professor of Islamic Contemporary Studies at Oxford University and the director of the think tank 'European Muslim Network' (Emn). Ramadan has been accused by many of changing his rhetoric in accordance to the public he his speaking to.

Ramadan, says Colombo, has clearly stated more than once that he has thoroughly studied Hasan al-Banna's thoughts and writings and that there is nothing he rejects from these.

Ramadan is scheduled to speak at a public event hosted by the Camera del Lavoro, the centre of the Italian syndicalist labor union the day before the municipal elections of the city of Milan, where the left wing Democratic Party has included Sumaya Abdel Qader as a candidate. Sumaya Abdel Qader has also been linked by Colombo to the Muslim Brotherhood and has said to recognize her political thinking in that of Hasan al-Banna.

Is the arrival of Tariq Ramadan the day before the elections just a coincidence?

This article is in Italian and can be read here.