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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant masterpiece
A brilliant masterpiece by a highly gifted and well-researched feminist author, exposing the lies, trickery and deceit of his fork-tongued charlatan, Ramadan.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Useful, but one-sided
This book is a detailed discussion of Tariq Ramadan's `doublespeak' - the crafty differences in presentation of his views towards Islamic and Western audiences. The examples are always well documented, and while the interpretation is usually quite plausible, it seems to be determined by the fact that Fourest starts from the conviction (probably correct) that Ramadan is a...
Published on 30 Nov 2010 by E. De Kadt


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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant masterpiece, 9 Nov 2014
A brilliant masterpiece by a highly gifted and well-researched feminist author, exposing the lies, trickery and deceit of his fork-tongued charlatan, Ramadan.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful, but one-sided, 30 Nov 2010
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E. De Kadt "E. de Kadt" (Brighton, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan (Hardcover)
This book is a detailed discussion of Tariq Ramadan's `doublespeak' - the crafty differences in presentation of his views towards Islamic and Western audiences. The examples are always well documented, and while the interpretation is usually quite plausible, it seems to be determined by the fact that Fourest starts from the conviction (probably correct) that Ramadan is a slippery customer who basically wants to promote a fundamentalist (Muslim Brotherhood) version of Islam. Hence, she is never willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, always puts forward the least charitable interpretation of what Ramadan has to say, always pushes her particular slant on his views. It remains a useful book - but the reader needs to keep a certain amount of distance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting., 7 May 2010
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Fouad Boussetta (Montreal, Qc, Canada) - See all my reviews
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*Tariq Ramadan is an adept at delivering reassuring speeches and interviews to the public at large: it gets to hear what it wants to hear.
*This while he promotes ideas harmful to liberty, equality, and fraternity the rest of the time!
*The book is very interesting and very complete. Lots of details.
*If you want some proof of his deceitful behavior before you buy this, Google him for his very recent (April 12, 2010) CNN television interview with Christiane Amanpour.
You can see and hear him dodging the outright condemnation of the stoning of women!!! (Also visit Wikipedia if you want more juice.)
*The ideology this guy promotes can only fracture a society in two, causing fatal enmity and conflict.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Annoying and Envious, but with some interesting side comments, 12 Jan 2008
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F. Samara (UK) - See all my reviews
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Published under the auspices of the self-consciously right-wing / neo-conservative publishing house "Encounter Books", Ms. Fourest has already been feted by the right wing American establishment for this attempt to denigrate the reputation of Mr. Tariq Ramadan, an important liberal Muslim thinker. Ms. Fourest is an engaging journalist well known for feminist and proto-feminist writing and for an expose style of investigation, and her writing (though occasionally sharp) is attractive and gives the book a highly polished readability.

Unfortunately however, her approach here is intruiging largely for its revelations about the anti-pluralistic and illiberal instincts of its ideal audience. For example, Fourest is displeased that Ramadan explains and justifies "secular" values important to Western democracies so that their relevance in an Islamic context might become more evident - she would clearly prefer him to refute Islam, and dismisses his claims that life in Western societies permit Muslims "to be able fully to live our spirituality and our pratices", for instance, or "to be able to act in the name of our faith". It is ofcourse somewhat difficult to understand why she would dislike Muslims feeling included and comfortable "to act in the name of faith"... unless a fundamental dislike of the religion is at issue.

Finally, a persistent feeling of dislike at Mr. Ramadan's success also seems to pervade the book. This is a shame as many of us would have liked a truly impartial biography of this increasingly popular voice of liberal Islam.
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8 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A STAGED TRIAL, 4 July 2009
This review is from: Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan (Hardcover)
This is a simple minded rant by a self righteous secularist who seems as bigoted and as narrow-minded as the person and the people she is attacking.It is very much the case for the prosecution by a grand inquisitor who doesnt do light or shade in her onslaught on the wretched Ramadan.
Who knows ? Perhaps she is right and Ramadan really is a villain.Some at least of the mud sticks.But most honest and fair-minded people will be repelled by the manner in which she shouts her case.
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8 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars baseless arguments under the umbrella of scholarship, 19 May 2009
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This review is from: Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan (Hardcover)
To fully understand the mentality of the author it would be worth reading any of the several books of Mr Ramadan, who is well respected British Muslim scholar and academic. The main audience of this book seem to be right wing Americans and Brits who can then quote the author misquoting Mr Ramadan.
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13 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book, 24 Jan 2008
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This is a brilliant book and a must read. The author exposes Ramadan for the snake in the grass he really is.
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