‘The object of both admiration and suspicion’:
An interesting story on Tariq Ramadan
, the barnstorming imam who seems to be preaching a different sort of moderate Islam throughout Europe. ... The fascinating thing -- if Ramadan is for real -- is how many religious, philosophical and intellectual hoops he has to jump through to preach this watered-down version of moderation. A toxic mix: A people who resist assimilation in a host continent that's ambivalent about assimilation.