Tariq Ramadan acknowledges “relationship” with accuser, but denies rape

Tariq Ramadan’s lawyer, Emmanuel Marisgny, has said his client acknowledges a relationship with one of his accusers “Mounia” which he will explain to judge on June 5, but he continues to deny accusations of rape.

In an interview with French radio, Marisgny said that Professor Ramadan’s case has not been dealt with fairly and that he has been denied the presumption of innocence.

He also said:

– Two of Professor Ramadan’s accusers are proven liars.

– Ex French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the security services are involved in the campaign against Tariq Ramadan.

– Professor Ramadan is not in jail because of an extra-marital relationship; he is in jail accused of rape.

The prominent Swiss academic has been detained near Paris for months pending a formal hearing. His supporters say he is being targeted because of his high-profile opposition to French domestic and foreign policies. They also say that he is suffering from multiple sclerosis and is not able to get adequate care in prison. And they say his family have been denied visitation rights.

Professor Ramadan’s lawyer did not comment when asked if the latest revelation had affected donations for his defence.

As you’re here…

5Pillars have one humble request from you…

Thousands of Muslims around the world visit our website for news every day. Due to the unfortunate reality of covering Muslim-related news in a heightened Islamophobic environment, our advertising and fundraising revenues have decreased significantly.

5Pillars is editorially and financially independent, with no sectarian or political allegiance to any particular group or movement. Our journalism has been exclusively grassroots focussed and our sole purpose is to defend Islam and Muslims in the media.

This makes us unique in comparison to other online Muslim media outlets who are neither independently regulated by a reputable body nor are they managed by qualified journalists.

Our journalism takes time, money and effort to deliver. But we do it because we believe we have a duty to Allah (swt).

You may not agree or like everything we publish. However, which other Muslim news site that is run by experienced journalists will take on the responsibility of being a shield for Islam and Muslims in the media?

If you follow 5Pillars, and you understand its importance in today’s climate, then please support us for as little as £5 a month, it only takes a minute to make a donation. Jazakallah khayran.

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:“The best deeds are those done regularly, even if they are small.” [Ibn Mājah]



Add your comments below