The Crescent Report

April 12, 2010

MAS Freedom Hosts Renowned Islamic Scholar at Capitol Hill Reception

Filed under: From the Desk of Imam Mahdi Bray — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 10:55 pm

After bring denied a US entry visa by the Bush Administration, Professor Tariq Ramadan receives a Washington DC Capitol Hill welcome and reception. Imam Mahdi Bray

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MAS Freedom Hosts Renowned Islamic Scholar at Capitol Hill Reception

For the first time in more than six years, Professor Tariq Ramadan, a leading international intellectual and voice of progressive Islam, is visiting the United States. He was hosted by MAS Freedom at a reception on Capitol Hill on Monday, April 12th. The honorary hosts of the reception, which included notable local and national Muslim leaders, acclaimed scholars, and activists, was sponsored by Islamic Relief USA. The honorary host for the event was the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association.

Dr. Ramadan was presented with the prestigious MAS Freedom Bridge Builder Award at the reception.

Acclaimed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential thinkers in the world, Tariq Ramadan, a citizen of Switzerland, is the author of some 20 books that explore issues related to the interpretation and practice of genuine Islam in the context of Western society. He is a leading advocate of reform within the global Muslim community itself, as well as the evolution of a more positive relationship between the Islamic world and its neighbors around the globe.

Imam Mahdi Bray, the MAS Freedom Executive Director, also noted that Professor Ramadan has been invited to be the keynote speaker at the MAS Freedom Standing for Justice Banquet on May 16th at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. “We at MAS Freedom join with Muslims here in the United States and throughout this nation in welcoming our esteemed Brother Tariq Ramadan to this country, and in acknowledging his tremendous intellectual contributions to our community of faith and to the entire world.”

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