Because they had desecrated a copy of the Quran, a Christian couple was beaten, lynched, burned and killed in Pakistan. A possessed pack, blinded by hatred, eager to fight to prove their noble faith.
A crazy crowd … which scares and scandalizes. How can we reach such collective excesses and such horrors? And there is not a woman, a man, a conscience, that makes it clear to the frenzied crowd that the murder of two souls is a thousand times worse than the desecration of a copy of the Quran !
There is such a great deal of work on board in order to educate, dignify, ennoble … with the courage, always, to condemn what, in the name of faith, is the worst betrayal of faith.
Professor Tariq Ramadan is a man of no need to introduction. He holds MA in Philosophy and French literature and PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Geneva. In Cairo, Egypt he received one-on-one intensive training in classic Islamic scholarship from Al-Azhar University scholars. Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University (Oriental Institute, St Antony’s College ). He is also teaching at the Faculty of Theology at Oxford. He is at the same time a Visiting Professor in Qatar (Faculty of Islamic Studies) and in Morocco (Mundiapolis) and a Senior Research Fellow at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan).[/symple_box]
This was originally posted on Dr. Tariq Ramadan’s Facebook account.