Latest Issue

Putting Ramadan to rights

By Tom Nuttall  

Tariq Ramadan, the Swiss-Egyptian philosopher in the vanguard of the Islamic modernisation movement, is no stranger to controversy. A substantial body of opinion, particularly in France and the US, views him as a dangerous figure who flirts with radicalism and delivers different messages depending on whether he is speaking to north African immigrants to France or senior European politicians. The debate has been reopened in the last couple of weeks by Paul Berman’s sceptical (and extremely lengthy) profile of Ramadan in the New Republic.

A year ago, Prospect published an interview with Ramadan in which he expressed his support for…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect