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Oxford professor Tariq Ramadan loses rape bail hearing

FILE PHOTO: Author Tariq Ramadan talks with a journalist after a conference at the Er-Rahma mosque in Nantes, France, April 25, 2010. Ramadan, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Oxford, has been taken into custody by French police following accusations of rape, according to a judicial source, January 31, 2018. Picture taken April 25, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo

By: Keerthi Mohan

Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who was arrested last week on charges of rape, was denied bail in France on Tuesday. Two women have come forward accusing Ramadan of assaulting them in hotel rooms in Lyon and Paris in 2009 and 2012. Some reports claim more women are expected to file formal complaints against the scholar. Ramadan, a prominent face on television, is a professor of contemporary Islamic studies at the University of Oxford. He has denied all allegations against him, and according to his lawyer the women colluded to disgrace him. Shortly after the scandal erupted the University of Oxford announced…

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