A Shifting Rationale

The U.S. state department no longer claims Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan "endorsed or espoused terrorist activity." So why won't it restore the U.S. visa Ramadan, a Swiss national, was stripped of in 2004 on those grounds? Since giving up the Notre Dame teaching position that visa was intended 404 Not Found

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for, Ramadan has repeatedly appealed to the U.S. authorities for temporary entry permits to deliver lectures there. A rejection letter from U.S. officials Ramadan made public last week cites a new offense: donating j600 to two Palestinian aid organizations purportedly linked to a group on U.S. and European terror lists —...

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