Last updated on: 10/1/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Tariq Ramadan, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Islamic Studies at Oxford University
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“This call for an immediate moratorium on corporal punishment, stoning and the death penalty is demanding on many fronts. We are defining it as a call to consciousness of each individual so that she/he realizes that Islam is being used to degrade and subjugate women and men in certain Muslim majority societies in the midst of collusive silence and chaotic judicial opinions on the ground…”

“An International Call for Moratorium on Corporal Punishment, Stoning and the Death Penalty in the Islamic World,” www.tariqramadan.com, Apr. 5, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Theology, Oxford University
  • President, European Muslim Network
  • Visiting Professor, Identity and Citizenship Chair, Erasmus University, Netherlands
  • Senior Research Fellow, St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, England
  • Senior Research Fellow, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Senior Research Fellow, Lokahi Foundation, London, England
Education:
  • Additional Training, Classic Islamic Scholarship, Al-Azhar University
  • PhD, Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Geneva
  • MA, Philosophy and French Literature, University of Geneva
Other:
  • Grandson of Hasan al-Banna, Founder of the Muslim Brotherhood
  • Time magazine named him one of the world’s top 100 scientists and thinkers, 2004
  • After accepting a position at the University of Notre Dame, Ramadan had his work visa revoked by the Department of Homeland Security in 2004 due to alleged terrorist ties.
Quoted in:
  1. Does Islam Support the Death Penalty?