They’re All Imams to Me

“Tariq Ramadan has emerged over the past decade as one of the most influential Muslim preachers in Europe.” (David Frum)

And yet, so far as I can tell, Ramadan is not a “preacher.”  He is an academic and a theologian, but he is not  a preacher or Imam (I’m not 100% clear on the terms applied to Islamic spiritual leaders).  I have no opinion on Tariq Ramadan, but folks like David Frum would sound smarter if they got rid of a few stereotypes.  He refers to the author of the book reading Ramadan’s sermons, but perhaps a pair of searches will reveal more.

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