Rotterdam: City to fire Tariq Ramadan (UPDATE)

Rotterdam: City to fire Tariq Ramadan (BREAKING)


The city says that Ramadan lost his credibility as an integration adviser. Erasmus University Rotterdam is firing Ramadan as well. Ramadan, who's currently on vacation in Morocco, says he intends to sue, as this move injures his honor and dignity. (Telegraaf 1, 2, 3)


No official announcement yet.


The Rotterdam city government wants to break ties with the Muslim philosopher Tariq Ramadan, sources at city hall say.

Ramadan (46) has been an adviser on integration for the city of Rotterdam for two years. Recently, he has come under criticism because he hosts a weekly talk show on the Iranian TV station PressTV, which is financed by the Tehran regime.

The sources at Rotterdam city hall said the board of council executives and the mayor feel Ramadan has lost credibility as an adviser on integration issues. The decision was expected to be made official after a 2 p.m. board meeting on Tuesday.


Source: NRC (Dutch)

See also: Netherlands: Professor Ramadan on Iranian TV

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