Gary Gunnels hips us to the case of Tariq Ramadan, the Swiss scholar and grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna who will not be teaching at Notre Dame this fall, after the DHS took steps to have his visa revoked. State Department spokeswoman tells the NYT Ramadan was blocked under a provision that "bans espionage agents, saboteurs and anyone the United States 'knows, or has reasonable ground to believe, is engaged in or is likely to engage after entry in any terrorist activity.'" Former CIA official blames "pro-Likud organizations" who "want to block people who can speak articulately and present the Muslim dilemma in a way that might be understandable and sympathetic to Americans." Anti-discrimination group objects. Daniel Pipes lays out the case against Ramadan.
Their letter to Congress warns about inevitable abuses against religious and racial minorities.
Let people join with the like-minded to reject officials and laws that don’t suit them and to construct systems that do.
The president's final batch of clemency actions includes commutations for dozens of nonviolent drug offenders.