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01 February 2018, 12:46 | Damon Campbell
Tariq Ramadan detained in Paris over rape accusations
Ramadan, the grandson of the founder of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement, has furiously denied rape allegations from two women that emerged late past year, as the Harvey Weinstein scandal unfurled in the US.
The Oxford professor was summoned for questioning to a Paris police station and taken into custody "as part of a preliminary inquiry in Paris into rape and assault allegations", the source said.
According to his official website, Ramadan is a scholar, president of think thank European Muslim Network in Brussels and director of the Research Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics in Doha, Qatar. She told Le Monde and Le Parisien about the alleged attack, which bore similarities to Ayari's account: a meeting on the sidelines of a conference after a written correspondence with the Islamologist, followed by an extremely violent assault after meeting in person for a few minutes.
Muslim feminist activist Henda Ayari has accused Ramadan of raping her in a Paris hotel room in 2012.
Professor of Islamic studies at University of Oxford faces two accusations, which he denies.
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