Ramadan travel ban lifted

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Last week the Oxford Academic Tariq Ramadan had a ban from travelling to the United States lifted.

Professor Ramadan is an Islamic scholar who was banned from going to US after giving money to Association de Secours Palestinian (ASP) between 1998 and 2002, an organisation which in 2004 the US ban on the grounds that it supported terrorism and funded the Palestinian group Hamas.

Professor Ramadan said in a statement that “The decision brings to an end a dark period in American politics that saw security considerations invoked to block critical debate through a policy of exclusion and baseless allegation”.

 

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